Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: February 1, 2023 by Crystal Uys

The lady with 700 cats National Geographic NatGeo Wild

All Lynea Lattanzio wanted as a little girl was a cat, but her mother wouldn’t allow it. “I bet she’s sorry now,” says Lattanzio, who now lives with more than 700 cats as the founder and owner of the largest no-kill, no-cage cat sanctuary in the world.

Cat House on the King is a 503 (c) non-profit organization whose mission it is to place rescued cats and kittens into loving, permanent homes; to provide a safe, happy and healthy home for unwanted cats and kittens in a unique, no-cage facility; to prevent pet overpopulation through spaying and neutering; and to educate the public about responsible pet ownership.

And on Saturday, July 30, at 10pm, the sanctuary will be featured on the new National Geographic Special “The Lady with 700 Cats.” The special will focus on Lattanzio’s and her staff’s passionate work to provide a safe haven for cats and find permanent homes for them.

Watch Lynea Lattanzio talk about how it all started:


For more information about Cat House on the Kings, please visit their website – and don’t forget to watch or set your DVR’s to record the special this coming Saturday!

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9 Comments on The Lady With 700 Cats

  1. This woman is amazing and wonderful. Lots of people would love to live like that, but how many would want to work that hard for so long. She’s on our Lottery List.

  2. I love it! If I had the $$ I would donate and plant a few more trees. If it was closer I would volunteer in areas needed.

  3. I’ve seen a video about her before, it looks like an amazing place – and all the kitties seem so happy!! I’m going to have to make sure to record it – thanks!

  4. I really want to watch that because I love the Cat House & Lynea but I’ve been looking for the Nat Geo channel and cannot find it in my TV listings. I have cable and I get a gazillion channels, but I don’t see anything that looks like this. Does it have some other name?

    • NatGeo Wild apparently is its own channel, Julia. My cable provider (Cox Communications), unfortunately, doesn’t offer it, either. Hopefully,it’ll eventually be available for viewing online!

  5. I beyond admire Lynea for all she has done and for all she continues to do for the kitties. Thanksk for the reminder, I will be watching for sure!

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