Looking to adopt a cat? Wenatchee woman has 150 to spare

Looking to adopt a cat? Wenatchee woman has 150 to spare »Play Video
WENATCHEE, Wash. -- A Wenatchee woman who runs her own in-home cat shelter has decided it's finally time to close up shop, and now she's trying to find homes for her 150 cats.

Cami Life really loves cats, but she can no longer care for the 150 felines currently living in her home.

"People say, 'Are you the cat lady,' and I go, 'You have to add crazy to that,'" Life said.

Some people might call her crazy to run a no-kill cat shelter out of her one-story home, and others might argue it's the shelter that runs her.

"I want to have a normal life," she said. "We used to have a normal life."

A decade after she started taking in cats and six years after she founded her non-profit, Life has decided to close The Kitty Rescue.

"Ten years of my life doing this has put a lot of strain," she said.

Life said the cats have taken over so much of her life that she and her husband haven't had a human house guest in three years.

She knows finding a good home for each of the kittens isn't going to be easy and could take months or even years.

"That's my main worry about me not doing this - is they are going to have to put down that many more kitties," she said.

Life estimates she spends $20,000 to $25,000 each year to care for the cats.