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Wow! Meet Lynea Lattanzio, founder of the Cat House On The Kings, California's largest no-cage, no-kill sanctuary for feral and abandoned cats and kittens. She is the woman who gave up her five-bedroom house, her luxurious cars and retirement fund in order to live and care for 1,000 felines. 

Yup, you heard that right. 

Her sanctuary, 'Cat House On The Kings,' currently homes roughly 700 adults and 350 kittens. In 2003, the sanctuary achieved non-profit status and was able to begin soliciting donations, but initially finances depended heavily on Lynea herself. Lynea spent her retirement funds and sold her Mercedes, her Cadillac and her two-carat diamond wedding ring, in order to stay a float. 

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Welcome To The Kangaroo Sanctuary Of Central Australia

In 2015, Brolga, an Australian man who was living out in the bush with his family of kangaroos, decided to build a 188-acre sanctuary for kangaroos in Central Australia. His vision was to rescue, rehabilitate and release orphaned baby kangaroos back into the wild and to serve as a refuge for all kangaroos that have been raised by wildlife carers and cannot be released back into the wild due to injury and to provide them with good quality of life. 

Brolga was approached by the BBC UK in 2011 and was asked if he would be interested in making a documentary about his work with kangaroos. Brolga thought this would be a great way to raise more awareness about the plight of kangaroos orphaned by highway accidents and about kindness towards animals around the world. The BBC went on to make the documentary Kangaroo Dundee which was a huge success.  Kangaroo Dundee has just completed its third series which aired in 2016.  

On its Instagram page, the sanctuary shares some cute photos and videos of baby kangaroos. 

 

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In Turkey, There Is a Town Built Just For Stray Cats And It's Inspiring

Many places around the world are trying to combat the massive problem of homeless pets, especially cats and dogs, mostly by campaigns encouraging owners to spay and neuter their pets without hesitation. But this time we bring you the incredible story of the northern province of Samsun, Turkey, where they came up with a much more creative and inspiring solution- building a "Cat Town". 

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This Man Has Been Rescuing Battle-Weary Stray Cats In Aleppo, Syria

Meet the cat man of Aleppo -- Mohammad Aljaleel. He has been looking after the stray cays of Aleppo during the aerial bombardment

Since the bombardment, Aljaleel has set up a dedicated sanctuary and veterinary clinic for the homeless felines. 

This man is our hero. 

Story via The Guardian

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Chris Arsenault from Long Island transformed his home into a sanctuary for 300 cats in need. "The Happy Cat" sanctuary is set out to change the misconceptions about cat sanctuaries and inspire others to follow in his footsteps. 

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Villagers Knitted Colorful Jumpers To Protect The Elephants From Near-Freezing Temperatures (9 images)

A story from 2017, yet is so beautiful that it deserves another round in the spotlight. The village women in a northern city of Mathura, near the Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Centre, have knitted beautiful and colorful garments for the India Elephants when the temperature at night hit sub-zero. Full story at Independent.




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The kitten lady is taking us all on a trip to Cat Beach Sanctuary, a rescue organization in Penang, Malaysia with a unique location: a beautiful tropical beach!

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Captured Beluga Whales Who Were Forced To Spend Their Lives In Chinese Aquarium To Be Flown To Sanctuary

Two beluga whales captured from the wild and forced to spend their lives performing in a Chinese aquarium are to be flown to the world's first open water beluga whale sanctuary in Iceland! Story found on The Times.

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Inside this ordinary suburban home there lives a host of hopping surprises - a troop of baby kangaroos. When a stranger pulled up at their home with an orphaned kangaroo in 2010, this couple's lives changed forever and Our Haven Wildlife Shelter was born. Theresa and Tony Matthews had always loved wildlife but after being told that the healthy orphaned joey would have to be euthanised, they realised they had to aid the helpless animal and their kangaroo sanctuary was born. 

Video Credits: Videographer / director: Alana Tompson/ Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ruby Coote/ Editor: Thom Johnson

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A Special Greenhouse Cat Sanctuary In Canada Is a Home to Leukemia And FIV- Positive Cats

The Regional Animal Protection Society of Richmond, British Columbia (RAPS) is a truly special cat sanctuary in Canada that serves as a home for more than 500 unwanted and sick cats. The unique greenhouse in the sanctuary helps giving kitties the sunlight they crave for while allowing humans to spoil them with some TLC. According to their website: "It is now one of the largest cat sanctuaries in North America. The Sanctuary provides a safe permanent home to hundreds of feral, abandoned and surrendered cats. We are one of very few cat shelters that house leukemia and FIV-positive cats (neither disease affects humans or other animal species). These cats are housed in separate areas so that other cats are not exposed. In many shelters, a positive diagnosis would mean euthanasia. We ensure that they are loved and cared for during their lifetimes". For more, visit their instagram page

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19 Of The Most Successful GoFundMe Campaigns That Helped Animals In Need

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and it's time to reflect what you're thankful for and give back. Donate to a cause you're passionate about this Thanksgiving and change lives! To read more about the campaigns below, head over to The Insider

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This Kangaroo Sanctuary Will Have You Hopping With Joy

Chris "Brolga" Barnes started The Kangaroo Sanctuary in central Australia in 2005 by rescuing orphaned joeys and caring for them throughout their lives. He did this when it was just a hole in the wall small place, to give little joeys a fighting chance. Now a full-fledged operation, tourists can visit the sanctuary and interact with the kangaroos themselves! Just take a look for yourself! 


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Inside this ordinary suburban home there lives a host of hopping surprises - a troop of baby kangaroos. When a stranger pulled up at their home with an orphaned kangaroo in 2010, this couple's lives changed forever and the Haven Wildlife Shelter was born. Theresa and Tony Matthews had always loved wildlife but after being told that the healthy orphaned joey would have to be euthanised, they realised they had to aid the helpless animal and their kangaroo sanctuary was born. 



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Meet The Stray Cats Living At The Largo di Torre Argentina Square in Rome, Italy

This ruined square is widely considered to be the site of Julius Caesar's assassination, but that's not the only reason it's famous. After Largo di Torre Argentina was rediscovered and excavated in 1929, it didn't take long for throngs of Rome's famously feral felines to take up residence within the archaelogical treasure. There are now more than 250 cats currently living in or around the site, and tourists and local cat enthusiasts flock to watch them sunbathe and socialize amongst the ruins. In response to the growing feline population, a nearby no-kill shelter called Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary does its best to keep up with the care of these charming kitties, from tending to sick or wounded individuals to organizing trap-neuter-release programs. 

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