The kitchen is where all the action is. Twice a day, Lynea prepares a mixture of canned and dry food that bring the cats, tame and feral alike, running to the kitchen. There’s standing room only during this feeding frenzy! Every morning the staff prepares food that is hand-delivered to every feeding station and room/cage on the property.
Lynea runs her sanctuary with a staff of 45 (plus volunteers) who start their days at 4 a.m., feeding all of the residents. There is no place that is off limits to these hungry felines and any visitor will soon be surrounded by a bevy of new feline friends.
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According to the sanctuary’s website, over 24,000 cats have been saved and another 40,000 cats and dogs have been spayed and neutered. To see this amazing place in action…check out the video below:
The sanctuary also has a hospital and ICU, and designated areas for seniors, kittens and cats that are critically ill. Lattanzio herself, is a surgical veterinary technician. This remarkable woman spent her retirement money, sold her car and even sold her wedding ring — all for the love of the cats. Who knows…next step might even be a cat cafe!
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I would luv to visit this place! My heaven.
In my early 20s I lived with 14 cats at once (I live in a 7 room flat). Some were mine, some, my flatmates.
Altho I LOVED it, and learned so much about cat behavior, the cost, and the smell of 4 litter boxes that got changed very frequently, prevented me from keeping the number that high.
40+yrs later I’m down to 1, a Maine Coon, and he’s plenty!
Ugh, 4 litterboxes for 14 cats is no way near enough boxes! You would need minimum of 7-8, preferably more…but I guess that doesn’t really matter now, because you only have the 1 left…but just saying.
Kudos to that lady for all her hard work and determination. Saving cats lives is so important. My husband and I feed about 7 cats out on our property everyday, 2x a day and try to make them as comfortable as possible. We’ve had cats here since we moved in back in 2006 and I’ve loved them all.
What a wonderful lady! Blessings on her and her staff and all others who help her… those furbabies know that they are safe, warm and loved for the rest of their lives, and they will never have to worry for anything again. I wish there more places like hers: but, to be honest, I wish people would take better care of their furbabies so that we could put Ms Lynea’s heart and mind at ease. If people would do their jobs properly and take proper care of their pets – and know when they couldn’t – Ms Lynea might have been able to stay in her home with her furbabies. On the other hand, if any little one was to come calling needing a safe, forever home, I have no doubt that Ms Lynea would open her doors wide open! She was most certainly put on this earth for a reason, and I think she found it! Blessings and thank you from all of my furbabies and me for helping their cousins out when they needed it.
I guess finding useful, reliable intoamrfion on the internet isn’t hopeless after all.
God bless this woman! As a cat rescuer myself, I know how overwhelming it can be…but our hearts are dedicated to all.tuese poor cats in need. I.never thought I would have as many myself! I have a HUGE crew here, many, that I assumed would.be adopted, but never were! Many special needs. I also maintain & care for many feral.cat colonies that also take up a LOT of.time beyond all the ones here in my home. I also am active doing TNR in my community. It is a never ending uphill battle, one that I.do not have volunteers to help w/, so.it can be very overwhelming! Any judgemental people who have crap to say about this woman or myself, or any other dedicated cat person, should SERIOUSLY just kiss my a**!!!! Abeyance they are either ignorant to the plight of Felines, or they are just insensitive and heartless & basically their opinions mean nothing anyway!!!!
This story brought tears to my eyes. What a special lady!!!
Thank you for your caringness and generosity.
Wish there were many more like you.
God bless you, your family, and your cats.
Now thats cat dedication! The kitties here have really landed on their feet 😺