If you’re a cat lover and you’ve never heard of The Cat House on the Kings, you’re in for a delightful surprise. California’s largest cage-free, no-kill cat sanctuary gives a permanent home to homeless and abandoned kitties in a beautiful setting. They even have a few dogs!
Since 1997, the rescue sanctuary has placed more than 7,000 cats and kittens into loving, permanent homes. While awaiting adoption, the kitties live in no-cage facility on 12 acres of beautiful, river-front property along the King’s River in Parlier, California. With amenities like cat trees, sunny windows and a cozy wood-stove to snooze around, the kitties at The Cat House live quiet, happy lives.
The sanctuary provides a number of animal-welfare services, including:
- Education: Information for the general public about feline health and behavioral problems, as well as advice for finding a new home for your cat.
- Adoption: Every cat at the sanctuary is adoptable! In fact, the sanctuary adopts out more than 500 animals a year.
- Sanctuary: The Cat House cares for more than 700 unwanted cats and kittens.
- Re-homing: If people can’t keep their kitties, they can surrender them to The Cat House for $45 per-cat per-month ($60 for seniors), with a maximum of $3,000 per cat. If this seems like a lot of money, consider that the sanctuary cares for the animal, including food and medical care, for the rest of its life.
- Boarding: The basic boarding fee is $8/cat/day.
- Low-Cost Spay/Neuter: The general public is welcome to participate in the sanctuary’s low-cost spay/neuter program, which includes transport between The Cat House and the surgery clinic.
If you’re interested in helping support the efforts of The Cat House, you can donate directly or sponsor a kitty for only $15 per month.
Lynea Lattanzio, who founded and runs The Cat House on the Kings, gives a peek into the sanctuary in this video created by Jack Perez.