The cats are so well cared for.
Loved this place! My favorite cat in the picture too. I am now donating to this place For sure ❤️
Seeing all the cats and having a fun time in general! I strongly recommend this if you a cat lover!
Hard to believe you could go to one location and see 600 cats. For cat lovers, this is a must visit.
Love this place! Definitely worth the visit. Very well managed and the fur balls are a delight to sit with.
MUST VISIT! A beautiful spot on Lanai with the sweetest workers who are there to inform, educate, and just chat. No paperwork or appointments needed, just wash your hands and proceed to play with, pet, and feed treats to HUNDREDS of sweet kitties. Although the Sanctuary was fairly busy when we visited, the cat-to-people ratio was still about 10 to 1. Plenty of kitties to play with for as long as you like. They also have a seperate spot for kittens and one for seniors. And every single cat is vaccinated, fixed, and recieves regular check-ups. I believe this lovely Sanctuary is free to the public but runs on donations, so please consider donating to or even adopting one of these sweeties. They told us that most of the cats are adopted from owners outside of Hawaii, so don't be discouraged if you don't live on the island. Overall, amazing time and one of our favorite things we did on our entire vacation.
First time on Lanai...and we spent it at the cat sanctuary... my wife is quite the animal person, I love animals... but not so much to spend 2 hours at a cat sanctuary...in Hawaii! But, as it turns out - this was quite the place. Well worth chillin', taking pictures, asking questions, etc. I love the history of how this got started (the why behind it). Great setup. Super nice people. Very well run. We had a GREAT time!
10/10 experience! Definitely worth taking the time to go see. The sanctuary has over 500 cats! It's a very well maintained place and clean. I would recommend bringing clothes you don't mind getting dirty or bring a change of clothing.
The cats are very friendly and adorable...be careful you might adopt one.
Admission is free but definitely bring a donation so they can continue taking care of the cats!
Transportation for tourists: if you're staying at the Four Seasons keep in mind they don't shuttle you down anymore. You would have to take a taxi and it's $80 roundtrip.
If you love cats - THIS is one spot in the world you must visit!
When we went there were 560 cats living in the sanctuary. They were all fixed, vaccinated, well fed, hydrated and loved on by staff and tourists alike!
We LOVED that you get a bag of treats to give to the kitties during your stay. I felt like the Pied Piper at one point, with a line of cats waiting to get a treat and a pet from me!
We were impressed they also seemed to get along fine with one another - virtually no scratching or hissing.
Older cats were kept in a special spot, as were young kittens. You could visit both, just were asked not to overfeed these groups.
The manager on duty was awesome - answering all our questions about the sanctuary itself and the island of Lana'i - he even recommended other things to do on the island. We were very grateful!
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
June 2019 – Charity Walk Shows love for Lanai cats
May 2019 – Saying Goodbye to Old Guy
April 2019 – Spring into new beginnings
February 2019 – 2019 brings a blast of fresh air
December 2018 – Sunny days ahead in 2019
October 2018 – Weathering storms with great gusto
Halloween- Fun Facts About Black Cats