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Lanai Cat Sanctuary

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1 Kaupili Road, Lanai City, Lanai, HI 96763
+1 808-215-9066
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Cute cats living in paradise

Went here while on a day trip to Lanai. We got there shorty after they opened and were greeted by... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
TRbeer
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Hell, Michigan
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All the feels!

Visited as a day trip from Hilo. Took a couple plane rides to get there, arriving just before the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Catedvindi
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Longing for the cat you left at home? Don't miss Lanai`s open-air sanctuary, a happy haven for spayed and neutered cats. Imagine a large playground in paradise, where cats romp and play in Hawaii's sunshine, and snooze under shady trees. Purring...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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1 Kaupili Road, Lanai City, Lanai, HI 96763
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+1 808-215-9066
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went here while on a day trip to Lanai. We got there shorty after they opened and were greeted by the staff and given a brief tour. I like the idea of protecting the cats, preventing kittens and protecting native birds. We saw a lot...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited as a day trip from Hilo. Took a couple plane rides to get there, arriving just before the sanctuary opened. This Is a paradise in paradise for cat lovers! Staff was amazing and accommodating. Loved seeing the thoughtfulness, care, and love put into the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't sure what to make of a cat sanctuary, but I am glad I visited. I recently adopted two kittens and wanted to visit this place. I also had an opportunity to meet the woman who founded it and she and her team are...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rescue facility for Lanai’s feral cats and what a lovely faculty. Outdoors in the temperate sunshine with all the food and love that a cat craves. You can spend a few minutes or hours petting, feeding or holding the cats. Some jump right on your...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have almost 600 cats that are very well taken care of. You sit down on any number of the benches or adirondack chairs are you will have cats on your lap almost instantly. Bring some cat treats and you will be swarmed by them....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife insisted on visiting the cat sanctuary, I was skeptical but was converted by the end of my time there. For starters, this place is no fuss, the staff are friendly and informative, the facilities are well maintained and the cats seem happy and...More

1  Thank Michael S
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Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

Thanks to Kat Carroll, founder, and those who run this organization today! This is the model for all feral cat issues—round em up; neuter them(sorry guys); and then keep them contained or give them to a good home. Love the poster/T-shirt/note cards. Lanai’s wading endangered...More

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Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

Lanai Cat Sanctuary is amazing. It's in a beautiful location, and there are over 500 well-cared for cats (most of which are very affectionate). My friend and I spent a couple of hours there, and he's not even a cat person. When you visit make...More

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Reviewed April 13, 2018

The cat sanctuary is growing, and needs some serious help for the feral/snip program. Thankfully they get volunteer support from many of the visitors that come through. It's a beautiful sanctuary that offers a safe, loving home for the once feral cat population of Lana'i...More

Thank Lila H
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Reviewed April 11, 2018

Been to Maui many times and wanted to see this. It was such a great time and definitely worth checking out plus learning about the island and why there is a sanctuary.

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Miguel A
March 4, 2018|
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Response from John B | Reviewed this property |
11 miles or 20 minute drive to Cat Sanctuary from the ferry by shuttle or car
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sjfisher2017
January 16, 2018|
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Response from Julie R | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes, you will have more than enough time. The cat sanctuary should take about 20 minutes from the boat harbor or the airport. Even if you allow a few hours at the sanctuary, you still have plenty of free time. Be sure... More
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Tammyomerlaitinen69
January 14, 2018|
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Response from ColoradoBuffGal | Reviewed this property |
Hi Tammy! The cat sanctuary is on another island but is still worth a visit. You can get to the island of Lanai via ferry, which leaves from the Lahaina harbor. This harbor is about 10 minutes south of Kaanapali Beach... More
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