• positive review  The cats are so well cared for.

    thumb Rob Sherman
    July 10, 2019
  • positive review  Loved this place! My favorite cat in the picture too. I am now donating to this place For sure ❤️

    thumb Michelle Ingles
    July 10, 2019
  • positive review  Seeing all the cats and having a fun time in general! I strongly recommend this if you a cat lover!

    thumb Sharon Hunter
    July 8, 2019
  • positive review  Hard to believe you could go to one location and see 600 cats. For cat lovers, this is a must visit.

    thumb Tim Kohler
    July 7, 2019
  • positive review  Love this place! Definitely worth the visit. Very well managed and the fur balls are a delight to sit with.

    thumb Lori Gibson
    June 13, 2019
  •   Amazing, friendly staff and very well kept facilities.  They keep the area clean and it doesn't smell like an animal shelter.
    Sanctuary is run by donations only.  They provide you treats to give to the cats.

    thumb Kassie S.
  •   Adorable place to visit...must have a rental car.  It is one of those once-on-a-lifetime visits!  Over 500+ cats held here for adoption.  They have three basic sections of cats...kittens, adult cats, and senior citizen cats.  The senior cats habitat is depressing and sad, as you gaze upon death looming over these guys.  Some are just walking bones.  Not to be cruel!

    There are other sectioned off areas for cats with various diseases, which they are separated so they don't infect other cats.  The cats were placed here because the wild cats on the island kept attacking protected birds on the island.  Trappers use to capture these cats in cage traps and then shoot them on sight.  So, this sanctuary was created to protect the orphaned cat population.

    thumb Forevermemorable F.
  •   I've been wanting to visit for years but my partner just wasn't into it. This is the sort of place you want to go with someone who loves cats too. Enter other family members who were totally enthusiastic to visit with me a few weeks ago. We LOVED it. It was so clean and the cats were so sweet. Cats everywhere you looked and all were quite happy. Neat little houses and hideaways and baskets in trees. Food and water were clean and plentiful. I saw no cat droppings and there was no odor so that might be a plus for folks who aren't obsessed with cats. I could have spent all day here but we had to catch the ferry back. Lost on Lanai took care of all the transportation for us making it super easy. I'll be going back for sure.

    thumb micki h.
  •   Great organization. Definitely a great experience and love the kitties. Staff is wonderful, showing us the sanctuary areas.

    thumb P J.
  •   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.

    thumb Catherine A.




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