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  •   Visiting the Lanai Cat Sanctuary was probably my favorite thing I did on my Maui trip. Sure I did a ton of diving, snorkeling, and sightseeing but none of that could top the heaven that is the Lanai Cat Sanctuary. From the moment I went in I was filled with pure joy seeing all 600+ cats. I made sure I visited every enclosure and gave every cat I possibly could the attention they deserve. I wish I could adopt every single precious angel at the sanctuary. Can't wait to go back!! Don't forget to donate!

    thumb Liron M.
  •   This might seem skeptical since every review is 5 stars. It IS NOT a scam!!! The sanctuary is amazing. The island and staff has done such a great job in providing a beautiful home for all the cats. Plenty of food, healthy cats, and shelters. Not all the cats are social, and that's fine. There's over 600 that you can interact with!

    tough getting there, but highly recommend Albertas private mini van! very nice and knowledgable. Fair Is $100 for sanctuary and town round trip. She allows split parties if all have been vaccinated and agree to share with one another.

    thumb Sean S.
  •   This place was absolutely purrfect! If you love cats, definitely come here! It was super beautiful and full of the sweetest and friendliest cats you'll ever met. My boyfriend had like 8 cats on him at one point 🙂 They clearly are also very happy and well taken care of. I was very impressed. The ladies who work there are also so kind and friendly. We took the ferry from Maui just to come here and it was well worth it! They give you a bag of treats and let you give them to the kitties. There are lap cats and even cats who climb on your back :0 Really great place and we made sure to donate to them at the end. Highly recommend!

    thumb Melanie D.
  •   My wife and I visited the Lanai Cat Sanctuary on our first full day in Maui.  We took the ferry from Lahaina and secured a ride ahead of time with one of the island's taxi services (van).  This was a highlight of our trip.  The sanctuary itself is very clean and set up with cats' behavior and nature in mind - plenty of places to hide, explore and perch.  We appreciated the staff, the entry tour, and access to complimentary treats to give the cats.  We visited each of the enclosures, also spending time with the seniors as well as the newest enclosure with newer arrivals.  The cats are very social and we noted with their body language that they were relaxed and well cared for.  We appreciated the "welcoming committee" in the first enclosure and the attention (and treats) they sought.  As cat lovers and owners we really enjoyed visiting.  We made a donation and bought several logo t-shirts as mementos of our time at the sanctuary.  For a cat lover, this is a must see when visiting Maui or Lanai.

    thumb Christopher D.
  •   This place was beyond magical. The staff were so friendly and knew so much to share with us. We stayed all day and hungout in purrradise. Definitely make sure you bring your own food or snacks to eat as they only sell drinks at the sanctuary. So many sweet kittens and sweet cats.

    thumb Marisa K.


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

October 20th, 2020|

Due to the months of shutdown caused by COVID-19, Hawaii shelters are having trouble adopting pets into local homes. On [...]




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