NEW The Animal Rescue Site The Lanai Cat Sanctuary Saves Cats, Protects Birds, And Offers A Magical Experience To Visitors
Oprah Magazine: Vacation Nation – Kitties Corner
L.A. Times: Missing your cat while you’re in Hawaii? Lanai’s sanctuary lets you cuddle up
People Magazine & on Yahoo: Inside the Hawaiian Cat Sanctuary Where 622 Strays Are Living In Feline Paradise
Mental Floss article & on MSN: This Hawaii Cat Sanctuary Is Home to More Than 600 Kitties
TheThings.com: Hawaiian Cat Sanctuary Houses Over 600 Strays (And It’s Free To Visit)
Wamiz.com: Animal Sanctuary in Hawaii is Home to Over 600 Cats
The Culture Trip: Inside Lanai Cat Sanctuary: Hawaii’s Feline Rescue Program
CBS Sunday Morning: Purr-adise: Hawaii’s cat sanctuary
CNN: These 600 Hawaiian cats have a better life than you
Honolulu Star-Advertiser: Heroes Next Door
Petco: Welcome to Cat Island
Cosmopolitan: There’s a Sanctuary Where You Can
Lad Bible: Welcome to Cat Heaven!
Country Living: Cat Lovers Need to Visit!
Atlas Obscura: The island of Lanai in Hawaii is a paradise for cats and cat lovers
Huffington Post: Cuddle 500 Kitties At This Heavenly Cat Sanctuary
Los Angeles Times: TripAdvisor users pick ‘Fur Seasons’ and its 500 cats
Afar magazine: This Hawaiian sanctuary is a paradise for cat lovers
Hawaii magazine: Hawaii’s most surprising travel destination
Bored Panda: People Come From All Over The World To Cuddle 500 Kitties
United Press International: Open-air Hawaiian sanctuary home to 370 cats
Cosmopolitan Magazine: Cuddle Hundreds of Fluffy Cats
Civil Beat: Some People Fly To Lanai Just To Visit A Cat Sanctuary
The Purrington Post: 2,000 Paws in Paradise
KITV4 Island News: Couple gets married at cat sanctuary on Lanai
Hawaii News Now: In a first, couple weds at Hawaii sanctuary for cats
KITV4 News Lanai Cat Shelter Turns Into Cat Sanctuary
The cats are so well cared for.
July 10, 2019
Loved this place! My favorite cat in the picture too. I am now donating to this place For sure ❤️
July 10, 2019
Seeing all the cats and having a fun time in general! I strongly recommend this if you a cat lover!
July 8, 2019
Hard to believe you could go to one location and see 600 cats. For cat lovers, this is a must visit.
July 7, 2019
Love this place! Definitely worth the visit. Very well managed and the fur balls are a delight to sit with.
June 13, 2019
Such a wonderful idea! The Cat Sanctuary provides a comfortable home and care for Lanai's feral cats while also protecting native birds. The volunteers are welcoming and seem dedicated to helping visitors enjoy their time. I wanted to visit the Sanctuary ever since a colleague told me about it, but there isn't much other business I have on Lanai so it wasn't practical for me to rent a car for the day. Keoni from the Sanctuary provided detailed directions so I could make an informed decision whether to walk from the airport. I actually enjoyed the scenic walk in cool weather from the airport to the Cat Sanctuary. It took far less time to walk than my normal weekday drive from East Honolulu to downtown!! He also provided contact information for a shuttle service I ended up using to into Lanai City and back to the airport.
The actual Sanctuary is very large (sheltering over 600 cats). They provided bags of cat treats visitors could use. There were volunteers moving around ready to assist. There was a separate "Kupuna" area for elderly or fragile cats. It was so nice to see all the cats being fed and sheltered and receiving needed care. There were a number of ways to donate: donation boxes, sponsorships, purchasing t-shirts, for example.
The environment is comfortable, pleasant, and very relaxing. If I hadn't heard about the Cat Sanctuary I might never have seen Lanai which is really a beautiful place.
If you are staying in Lanai, sure... go and check it out as you have all the time in the world. If you're going for a day-trip, skip it! Only reason we went is because somebody said that it's the #1 attraction in Lanai... it's def NOT! There are so many other great attractions to visit that take some time to get to - valley of the gods being one of many. We ran out of time towards the end of the day and couldn't get to other places that were on our list.
For any cat lovers this is the place to go! It was worth the short ferry ride from Lahaina to Lanai to go here. The cats are so loving and via for your attention. We were impressed with how well taken care of the 600+ cats are - clearly they are very happy and amazing how well they are socialized and all get along. This is an amazing experience not to be missed. And by the way - no charge to get in! Cats are so fortunate to get sent to this place.
This is a definite "must see" if you are on the island of Lanai....if you enjoy cats. 650 cats are here in different caged areas, along with chairs and tables cor feline interactions.
The cats are separated by age group, kitten, middle age, and elderly cats.
They give you a bag of treats to feed the cats if you like, and this is a nice touch as it makes you very popular with the friendlier cats.
Admission is free, tho you can give a donation to help with the sanctuary.
Plenty parking is available...and you'll need a bike or car to get here from town or the hotels.
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