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Lanai Animal Rescue Center

PO box 63-1577, Lanai City, Lanai, HI
(808) 215-9066
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Lanai City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

My 2 young daughters (ages 4 and 7)and I visited LARC at the end of August 2014. I cannot say enough about Kathy as well as the other volunteers Lynn and Amanda. Everyone is truly devoted to the kitties at LARC. When my girls and I arrived on Lanai without a car (they were sold-out), Kathy offered to pick us... More

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Palm Springs, California
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I've been a LARC fan for over 2 years, and while I had met Kathy and her husband on our 2012 trip, did not make it to the actual LARC site (but did make it to their store and studio...he is an amazing artist). I have made LARC one of my charities, and this year decided to visit as we'd... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I came to the LARC for my birthday on July 1st. Being a local resident on the island of Oahu, this was a spur of the moment adventure for me as I booked my flight the day before my birthday. After reading the reviews for LARC on TripAdvisor, and being the cat lover that I am (and having rescue cats... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We stopped here for about an hour to see the cats. The cats are friendly and love attention. The staff provided us with treats and brushes - the cats definitely liked being brushed. They are all well taken care of and are in very good hands.

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Tacoma, Washington
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I read about LARC on Tripadvisor prior to our visit to Lanai. My adult daughter, her boyfriend and I made an unannounced visit on June 20, 2014. We were greeted by volunteer staff who graciously welcomed us at the gate. The facility was very clean and the cats were very happy in their spacious surroundings. What struck me was the... More

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Whistler, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

As one who is not the biggest cat lover, going here with my girlfriend during our holiday was not only surprisingly one of the highlights of the trip, but also allowed me to gain a lot of knowledge, respect and love for cats. Kathy was amazing and passionate and demonstrated all of the characteristics that prove why the Rescue Center... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

If you love cats, own a cat (or 2 or 3) or enjoy those cute kitty videos on Facebook, LARC is heaven! You walk into the amazing refuge and you are instantly surrounded by purring, happy cats. It's hard to believe - but you should never forget - that most of the cats here used to be feral, or abandoned,... More

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Chicago, IL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I thought there would be a bit more to this place. It's really not worth more than about a 20 min stop. Definitely for huge cat enthusiasts only. Kathy seemed very nice, though, and we believe strongly in what she's doing. She showed a lot of passion for her endeavor there and we wish her the best. Be sure to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

What an incredible experience to be walking among 365 cats! Rescued from all over the island of Lana'i, HI. Each cat has been vaccinated, neutered, fed, and cared for in the most loving and compassionate way. Each cat is named, and their care takers know them all by name! As soon as we walked into the huge caged enclosure, dozens... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I volunteered here on my birthday. Kathy met us there and was so gracious, knowledgeable and kind. With over 300 cats, there is no smell. After a while, many cats warmed up to our family of four. My son is almost 6 and my daughter is 8. We have a cat at home so they are experienced with being gentle... More

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