Meet the real-life cat woman who gave up her five bedroom house, luxury cars and retirement fund – to live with and care for over 1,000 felines.
Lynea Lattanzio is the founder of the Cat House On The Kings, California's largest no-cage, no-kill sanctuary for feral and abandoned cats and kittens.
The sanctuary currently homes approximately 700 adults and 350 kittens, plus another 50 or so in foster care.
In 2002 the sanctuary achieved non-profit status and was able to begin soliciting donations, but initially the Cat House On The Kings depended heavily on Lynea financially.
In order to keep its gates open, Lynea spent her retirement funds and sold her Mercedes, her Cadillac and her two-carat diamond wedding ring.