Calling all cat-lovers out there – have you heard of this magical place? It’s called the Lāna’i Cat Sanctuary and is an island full of cats, in Hawaii! It’s a “furr seasons” resort! Get it?
All of the kitties on the island of Lāna’i are available for adoption. The best part is even if a cat isn’t adopted, it gets to live out its’ days in kitty paradise on the island – talk about creating a win/win situation! The cats are given a beautiful home, in paradise, with tons of friends to purr along with and visitors who come to get their fur cuddles on.
This nonprofit sanctuary is funded on donations, and its’ sole mission is to provide adoption services for, to house, feed, offer veterinary assistance and spay/neuter these furry felines who roam freely on the island. If you are a cat lover and are planning a trip to Hawaii, it would be an utter disgrace to not pop by this top island attraction according to TripAdvisor.
About Lāna’i – Kitty Paradise
This island-shelter was first opened in October 2009, and has an array of pipes, tall trees, pallets and an ample supply of hiding places for the furry guests. Another cool thing they offer is the opportunity for people to volunteer, which is sure to send fuzzy feelings throughout your nervous system while loving and connecting with the cats.
Open daily from 10am to 3pm, visitors are allowed to visit the 25,000 square foot kitty reserve, play with and pet the “Lāna’i Lions” to their hearts’ content. Looking for a kitty-cat spa? One of the felines, lovingly named Makalai, has a thing for giving guests who visit the sanctuary foot massages. Talk about an endorphin overload – how did I now know of this place sooner?
With nearly 500 kitties happily roaming the grounds, they are known for their cuddly and genial behavior. Some of the beautiful testimonials from past visitors can bring a tear to your eye – you can read them on their facebook page.
If you would like to donate to their cause, all donations help with maintaining the island, keeping up on repairs, feeding the cats and other services. And yes, this is a 501(c)3 organization – feel free to contribute on their website here.
Wishing you a puuurrrrrfect day!