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Cat House On The Kings

by Harvie Schreiber



It’s the time of the year when The Cat House on the Kings staff almost hate hearing the telephone ring. Some days are worse than others, but most days see as many as fifty people calling to ask if we can accept more cats and kittens. I took a moment to look through the intake notes for those kittens we have been able to take in, and they tell a sad story about the status of stray cats in the Central Valley.

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by Harvie Schreiber



Last month, we mentioned that we’d rescued a sassy senior Savannah Cat (Serval cross) named Lindy. Since then, Lindy has continued to settle in at The Cat House on the Kings and has moved from Lynea’s house to her very own larger living space, where she can enjoy the fresh air, sunshine, wandering peacocks, and other cats. Both Lynea Lattanzio and The Cat House on the Kings RVT, Chrystyne Cordova, have been taking Lindy on walks around the grounds using a harness.

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by Harvie Schreiber



Just after Valentine’s Day, an adorable, fluffy kitten was brought to The Cat House on the Kings with a badly broken leg. We’re not sure how that happened, but we expect she may have been struck by a car. The veterinarian was unable to save her leg, so she’s now had it amputated and has been spayed. Though she’s now a tripod kitten, this doesn’t slow her down one little bit and she is still just as adorable as ever. Isn’t it amazing how resilient cats and kittens can be?

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by Harvie Schreiber



For the last 28 years of her life, The Cat House on the Kings Founder/Director Lynea Lattanzio has been saving kittens by the thousands. This energetic, outspoken, and hardworking “animal rescue superhero” has spent countless nights hand-feeding and fighting for the most fragile and sick kittens, refusing to give up on them even when told by veterinarians that they wouldn’t pull through. Her tenacity and talents—not to mention her stubborn refusal to take “no” for an answer—has meant life for cat after cat, kitten after kitten.

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by Harvie Schreiber



On New Year’s Eve, we received a frantic call about a one-eyed calico kitten who needed help and a home. Because of the date she was rescued we named her “Eve.” After getting her fattened up and stabilized, on January 9 she was spayed and had surgery to remove her injured eye.

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by Harvie Schreiber



Whenever I ask people about fostering kittens for The Cat House on the Kings, one of the more common excuses I hear is the fear of making emotional attachments to those furry little fluffballs and then having to give them up. I used to think that way, too, and it kept me from fostering for years until one fateful day ten years ago.

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by Jackie Dale



There is only just over a month left before the Fall Open House and the preparations are well underway. We, of course, still in need items for the silent auction but we know you guys will not let us down. We look forward to seeing the unique and innovative donations that you guys always manage to come up with for the auction.

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by Jackie Dale



Right now, before you read any further, get up and go circle on your calendar, Saturday, November 3, 10 a.m.—3 p.m. You do not want to miss our Fall/Holiday Open House fundraiser. We are really looking forward to seeing everyone there!

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by Jackie Dale



The July heat has been brutal and unrelenting. Cat House cats are kept cool with fans and misters. The cats, of course, have the option to go into the air conditioned house, but many prefer to be outside.

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by Jackie Dale




The Cat House on the Kings needs your help! We’ve rescued almost 700 cats and kittens so far this year, many of whom required extra vet care. Kittens with broken legs, eye issues, dangerous infections, burns, and bites.

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by Jackie Dale



The Cat House on the Kings came in second place in the Spring Beta shelter challenge earning a $5,000 prize. We truly appreciate all the people who loyally voted for us. The next challenge, New Beginnings has already begun and runs through July 15.

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by Jackie Dale



Next weekend is the Open House! The Cat House hopes to have a big turn-out. WE ARE DESPERATELY IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS! Please, please, please consider volunteering to help. We need people on Friday, May 4th between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to help with the set-up.

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