Helyn Cornille loves cats with all her heart. Since she was a child she has felt an incredible attraction to these sweet animals, and she spends the whole day thinking about them.
But Helyn is not only a cat fanatic, she is also a cat activist who is willing to do everything she can to help as many cats as she can.
For years she has dedicated her life to rescuing, caring for, and providing for abandoned kittens that had lost hope of a permanent home. After several rescues, the house of the woman from Eatonton, Georgia was no longer enough. Helyn’s heart was very big but her home was not so big and this weighed on her.
That’s when she came up with the brilliant idea of adapting the garden and part of her barn so that the cats would have their own space where they could rest, play and interact with each other. This idea became a project, and the project became a reality called “Catville”, a paradise for cats.
Colorful and comfortable houses where you can sleep and climb. Logs, walls and water fountains where they can play and jump. Leisure rooms with toys and scratching posts, boards installed to enjoy the afternoon sun. Catville has all this and much more.
“The cats are very happy and very loved, and we keep adjusting this for them. In the catio (patio), we have many ways for them to come and go and surround themselves to avoid conflict. The windows to get out have thick plastic strips that prevent insects and heat or cold from entering, but they can easily pass through,” she explained.
Every cat here is fully cared for, fed and looked after by Helen and her big heart. Catville has old cats, some with no teeth, some deaf, and even kittens that were found abandoned and had to be bottle-fed to survive. They are all treated the same way: with love, understanding and a lot of treats.
There are currently 18 cats living the good life in Catville. Helyn takes into account the overcrowding and allows each cat adequate space. In this way, each of the kittens gets the best possible quality of life.
And while everything she’s done not only for these cats but with Catville is incredibly impressive, Helyn plans to do even more. She wants to help as many cats as she can and has big plans for Catville upgrades to give even more space to her loving guests.
This woman’s love for animals developed into an impressive sanctuary.
To keep up with the Catville cat paradise, visit their Facebook page here.