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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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A great concept, worth supporting

My wife insisted on visiting the cat sanctuary, I was skeptical but was converted by the end of my... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Michael S
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NYC
The way to care for all feral cats

Thanks to Kat Carroll, founder, and those who run this organization today! This is the model for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Becky F
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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 cats of all shapes and sizes eagerly await your visit. Our caregivers, who joyfully care for the cats, would love to meet you too. If you're interested in adopting a cat, we love matchmaking!
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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

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

Thank Michael S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Becky F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank lizeaves512
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I made a day trip here and had a lovely time with all the fur cats. The ferry ride over can be a little rough, but seeing the sanctuary is worth it! I have never been rubbed on, loved on, and purred...More

Thank HappyAcres
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is an absolute must for any cat lover. We spent 2 hours there and it wasn't nearly enough time. I wanted to spend all day with the kittehs. They were all so affectionate and just wanted cuddles. The sanctuary is run on donations...More

Thank Dainus
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Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

This is the place, if you love cats!!! 500-600 cats well taken care of in one place. The cats are healthy happy and love visitors... and can be adopted. The sanctuary started to save cats and native birds and is growing in numbers every year....More

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Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

The Lanai Cat Sanctuary is truly a gem!! The staff is friendly, knowledgable, and willing to answer any questions. The cats are happy and well taken care of. The grounds are clean and well kept. It truly is a wonderful experience to go and hang...More

Thank Sarah E
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Reviewed March 11, 2018

We visited Lanai for the day just to go to the Lanai Cat Sanctuary, and it was so worthwhile. What a special place, where cats are so well cared for. Tip: bring cat treats and you'll be the most popular person there! We did this,...More

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Miguel A
March 5, 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 17, 2018|
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Response from Julie B | 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 15, 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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