I'm a firm believer that animals vastly increase our quality of life - especially when that life is being lived in the confines of New York City. Whether you have a dog, a cat, or a hermit crab, it's all in the pleasure of taking care of a creature that depends on you, and the satisfaction you get when that little guy looks into your eyes. Do I sound crazy? Maybe a little, but isn't love and compassion something that we all want to share? I think hoarding is a completely different story, but doing good for others (whether they're furry or not) is a good way to up your karmic quota. Lynea Lattanzio of The Cat House on the Kings, has created the ideal sanctuary for our friends in need, and she's an inspiration to animal lovers worldwide.