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
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.
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.
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.
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