•   We had the BEST time at Lāna'i Cat Sanctuary!! The staff is so caring and warm and all of the cats are ADORABLE. I would recommend this as the best activity on the island to anyone!!!

    thumb Grace G.
  •   Let's start by saying that the people that work here are saints!

    This place is absolutely amazing in their quest to feed, house, adapt/adopt, and overall love these kitties.

    We will visit again, but in the meantime, we will be donating more money & food, blankets, etc. to this noble operation!  I suggest you visit them, and you will feel the same!

    thumb Matthew S.
  •   Is this paradise? Yes? No? Meow? THIS WAS SIMPLY AMAZING. WOW. Okay so first of all, I love cats. I might be biased, but this was an incredible experience. Also, Lana'i Cat Sanctuary is home to around 700 cats and I'm surprised how well taken care of each and every cat appeared. You'd also think it'd smell quite a bit like poop but it did not!! Of course with any animal you will get a whiff of their poo/pee if you're near the potty area, but considering the amount of cats, it was extremely clean.

    We were informed each cat was microchipped, had a name, and was neutered/spayed. This was absolutely wonderful to hear how responsible the sanctuary handled their cats! Additionally, sooo many were very well socialized. The minute you walked in, multiple came to greet newcomers with little mews and a whole lot of head bumping. As soon as I sat down, a lap cat snuggled onto my lap and purred. Granted, I was also holding a bag of treats, but even after the treats were finished the lap cat stayed!

    They had an array of cats, from the classic tabby to midnight black, some calico, and even a ginger. They also had a tuxedo cat that reminded me of our late family cat named Samuel.

    All-in-all, an awesome experience with a bunch of adoptable fur babies that deserve all the love and pets the world has to offer!

    thumb Emily F.
  •   A purrfect day trip from Maui to the Lanai Cat Sanctuary! Pack a picnic and catch the 9 or 10am ferry and prepare to be charmed and loved by the gorgeous felines and the warm hearted staff at the Lanai Cat Sanctuary. My children were absolutely thrilled with our adventure and it will forever remain a precious memory of childhood for them. Be sure to purchase t-shirts and gift items and make a donation while you are there. A truly worthwhile and meaningful day trip. No wonder the Egyptians worshipped cats. The palpable love there gives me hope for humanity. Cat-astic!

    thumb Mr. And Mrs. S.
  •   My husband and I visited the Lana'i Cat Sanctuary yesterday and were pleased to find the cats happy, healthy, well fed and safe!!!  There are many cat towers to choose from, "little houses" to rest in, trees to climb and a huge place to roam.  Loved our time with them!  We will be definite repeat visitors for sure!

    thumb Denise O.


Island Scene: Lanai’s Feline Paradise


American Lifestyle: Kingdom of the Cats
Star Advertiser: Lanai Cat Sanctuary hopes to reopen soon since closing in March
Costco Connections (Page 16): Cat Sanctuary – Purradise Found
KITV: Lanai Cat Sanctuary fights COVID-19 isolation with yoga with 650 cats
Biz Journals: Virtual cat yoga classes generate donations for Lanai Cat Sanctuary during closure
NEW The Animal Rescue Site The Lanai Cat Sanctuary Saves Cats, Protects Birds, And Offers A Magical Experience To Visitors
TravelAge West: An Inside Look at Lanai Cat Sanctuary
The Conscious Cat: The Lanai Cat Sanctuary: Combining Nature and Nurture


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 Hawaiian Cat Sanctuary Houses Over 600 Strays (And It’s Free To Visit) 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

Lanai Cat Sanctuary Partners with Kamaka Air Cargo, Greater Good Charities & Wings of Rescue to airlift 60 “Lanai Lions” to the mainland for adoption

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