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Lanai Animal Rescue Center

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Address: PO box 63-1577, Lanai City, Lanai, HI
Phone Number: (808) 215-9066
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A MUST SEE!

The last thing I thought I would be doing on my Hawaiian vacation was visiting a cat sanctuary, but I did and it was one of the coolest parts of our trip! This habitat is so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

The last thing I thought I would be doing on my Hawaiian vacation was visiting a cat sanctuary, but I did and it was one of the coolest parts of our trip! This habitat is so amazing and a truly fun experience. I loved all the little areas for the cats for sleeping, eating and playing. They loved having visitors... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I found out about Lanai Animal Rescue Center a few years ago when I saw their "Hawaiian Lions" video on YouTube. After seeing all the happy question mark tails, I knew I wanted to visit someday. Well, someday came in the form of my honeymoon, and the sanctuary was exactly as I had expected. It's a place where kitties live... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This place is phenomenal and the work that Kathy and her colleagues are doing for the Lanai cat population is amazing! My 11 year old son and I visited here recently and it is an experience that we will both keep in our memories forever. Great place to visit and play with the cats or to adopt a cat. Highly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

When endangered ground nesting bird populations were identified on Lana'i, it became painfully obvious that the feral cat population had to be addressed. Eradicating the cats was one option that was unacceptable to Kathy Carroll, a Lana'i resident. Kathy organized an effort to create a cat sanctuary. On 3 leased acres a short distance outside of town, using repurposed building... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This place is amazing and the work that Kathy and the staff are doing is inspirational. The resident cats are healthy, happy and the sanctuary is a wonderful place to visit. If you're inclined to pet or play with the cats they would love it and it helps to socialize them for possible adoption. A special highpoint of my visit... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I loved this place! Imagine 400 healthy, inquisitive, happy cats living in harmony. The place is filled with clever and natural get-a-ways to give each cat their own place when they've had enough communal living. Imagine no odor, no fights . . . This is the most perfect kitty kommune and a wonderful place to pick your next cat(s). It's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

You can tell the cats love it here. It's an outdoor shelter with wooden structures and trees with nests and tons of hiding places for the cats to relax. The cats are so healthy and friendly. The owner, Kathy, drove in from town just to give us a personal tour. Any of these cats would make great pets.

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Minden, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Our jeep rental lady suggested that we check it out. A bit hard to find as there was no roadside signage. There were about 400 cats there of all shapes, sizes and colors. Most wanted attention and would come up and want to be petted. The staff was very friendly and caring of the animals.a neat place to visit and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I wasn't expecting a lot when I read up about the cat sanctuary but the tremendous amounts of positive reviews from Tripadvisor made it a must see place when we were in Lanai. My expectations were blown away from the minute we pulled up to when we left an hour later (wish I could have stayed a few more). Kathy... More 

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Berkeley, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The focus of my trip to Lana'i was to spend time at the Lanai Animal Rescue Center. I had three days of playing with all the wonderful kitties, spending time with the fabulous cat caretakers and meeting the founder of the Center. The cats are all beautiful, almost all of them are friendly and solicit your attention and demand a... More 

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