Founded in memory of doctors Richard and Betty Agee, the parents of Cindy Minghelli, we memorialize their life-long careers caring for both humans as well as their furry little friends. Loving all animals, trained and licensed wildlife rehabbers (squirrels, raccoons opossums, skunks, and some reptiles), Cindy & the late Ed Minghelli established Agee in October 1999, to help end the suffering created by today's often-deliberate massive pet (dog and cat) overpopulation.
In July 2003, we relocated to California and have taken on our biggest challenge - to open "Fat Kitty City", a permanent sanctuary to provide MAXIMUM care to our animals. Most rescue groups, though doing their best, simply house animals in small, individual cages, or large "warehouse" commercial buildings. There, cats do not have a "natural" environment, resulting in many contagious diseases spreading rampantly through the facility. Nor do they take feline AIDS (FIV) positive animals, or those needing other, serious medical regimens. These are the "discarded" poor souls, with nowhere to run.
We have now established a "Sanctuary" for unwanted pets and are busy trapping, spaying, neutering, adopting, and caring for rescued animals. At our Sanctuary, FatKittyCity doesn't merely "warehouse" a bunch of animals in one, indoor warehouse, where diseases can run rampant, it allows kitties to roam indoors and outdoors, in a protected environment, simulating a "forever" home. They have the necessary room to actually run, play and climb trees!