Lani Cat Sanctuary- Sponsor

Help a cat live happily ever after

For less than a $1 a day you can sponsor a “Lanai Lion.” Adopting in place is a popular option for those who can’t take a cat home but still want to help. You’ll receive an adoption certificate and periodic photo updates on how your adopted cat is doing. Your gift will support everything needed for your cat’s health and happiness, including doctor’s visits.



Rent a bungalow in purr-adise for just $495 a year

Hidden in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, on the remote island of Lanai, sits a relaxing 3.5-acre retreat. Surrounded by green hills and blessed with scenic views of the coastline, this country estate is now offering charming bungalows for rent at an unheard-of price. Each dwelling has been expertly re-furr-bished and measures a cozy 2 feet by 2 feet, the perfect size for cuddling up with a friend or two.

Wooden floors give each bungalow a homey feel, while the large open-air entryway allows quick access for frolicking in the nearby grass or frisking up a tree. Community amenities include a Catfurteria with complimentary dining, a Kittengarten for little ones, and a Senior area for kupuna (elders).

This is a unique opportunity to rent a bungalow in a safe, loving community created for purr-fect island living…if you’re a cat.

Your rent (donation) of $495 will pay for a custom nameplate on your bungalow and support the care of our 850 formerly homeless and abandoned cats for 12 months. Together, we can ensure that our cats live long, happy lives.

These private bungalows are in limited supply and will go fast, so please submit your rent (donation) today! When donating here, use the donation form to tell us what name you’d like on your bungalow. Please keep names short because, well, it’s a tiny bungalow.



Grant Wishes for Whiskers

We have more than 600 cats in our care from kittens to old timers. And they all have needs. You can make cats more comfortable by providing cozier quarters and toys that bring joy. We are running low on cat treats so help is appreciated. Assistance with supplies means more money can go to care. Click on our Amazon Wishlist. Our mailing address is Lanai Cat Sanctuary | 1 Kaupili Road | PO Box 631577 | Lanai City, Hawaii 96763.

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Gift Your Portfolio

Did you know you can donate part of your portfolio to help our non-profit? This method of giving is great for reducing capital gains taxes. Read more here.

Email our Executive Director, Keoni Vaughn at or talk to your accountant or financial advisor about this tax-smart way to give.

Here’s all the info you need:
American Enterprise Investment Services
DTC# 0756
Account Number: 28788456



Lani Cat Sanctuary- Volunteer

Volunteer with Lanai Cat Sanctuary

We work from sunrise to sundown, seven days a week to keep up with the needs of more than 600 cats. With a tiny residential population on Lanai, there are no regular volunteers to help. The needs are constant to run a high-quality sanctuary. Contact us to help.


Oahu university students can get hands-on experience in nonprofit management by providing support services in social media, website development, fundraising, communications, operations and more.

Volunteer Vacations

Visitors can help for a few hours or full days with a customized experience. Here’s more information about where to stay and how to get here. We do not subsidize or provide accommodations.

Animal Care

Feed, clean and care for more than 600 cats in residence. Includes cleaning housing.

Foster Care

Lanai residents can open their home temporarily to a kitten or cat in need. All supplies are provided, you just provide the TLC.

The Whole Kitten Kaboodle

Perhaps you own a print shop, video service, T-shirt company or other cool business. There’s always a project to partner on with your expertise.

Still Not Convinced?

We made FLIPKEY by TripAdvisor’s list as one of the best places to volunteer while on vacation. Click here to read more.



We’re Hiring

Must live on Lanai. Email your resume to or click here for our job application. Drop off completed application in person, or email to

Employee Benefits

100% paid medical, dental, and vision insurance for those working 20+ hours per week. Paid vacation, holidays, sick leave, and retirement plans for full-time staff.

Sanctuary Ambassador

Seeking friendly, outgoing extrovert to provide guest tours and support retail sales. $20 per hour. Full-time, part-time, or temporary.

Veterinary Assistant

This position requires hands-on work with our cats providing medical care under the direction of our veterinarian. We will train – no experience is necessary. $20 per hour. Full time and part time positions available.

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