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Heaven Is A Place On Earth, And I Went There
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Heaven Is A Place On Earth, And I Went There

A month ago my partner and I visited the most amazing cat sanctuary on one of Hawaii’s small islands, Lanai. Here they have an extremely unique sanctuary program for cats, which over 580 felines call home.

We spent about 4 hours speaking with the sanctuary’s team, taking photos, and well… petting cats. If you ever make it to Hawaii, Lanai Cat Sanctuary is not to be missed. Enjoy!

More info: thegreatwentphoto.com

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MysticalMan
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful photos of beautiful beings.

Vaughn Hyndman
Community Member
4 years ago

Larry Ellison owns the island and has done a lot for the sanctuary.

Stephanie Blasyak
Community Member
4 years ago

I would love to go there that is amazing! I wonder how they keep track of flea treatments, vaccines and medical treatment among so many kitties.

Community Member
4 years ago

These were some of the questions we asked. Rest assured that they provide top quality care to not only their cats, but all of the island's residents' cats As well. Truly a remarkable place!

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DopethronePunkUk
Community Member
4 years ago

This seems like cat heaven, purrfect. There is a dog sanctuary like this in costa rica and me and wifey are seriously considering moving there for a few years to volunteer and look after the 700 dogs they have...ahhh sounds amazing.

SuperTango
Community Member
4 years ago

CATFURTERIA!!!

A. Najime
Community Member
4 years ago

Lovely heaven.

Lauren Kaufmann
Community Member
4 years ago

aaahhh take me now!!

Jace Summers
Community Member
4 years ago

Unreal. I can't imagine what the the day to day upkeep is at a place like that but whatever it is it's worth it.

Cat Meow
Community Member
4 years ago

That's it, I am moving right this second

Sophiestic
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow, you capture these purrfect moments so well! It's amazing how their unique personalities come through these pictures. :) Congrats! It warms my heart to know that these kind of places exist, where so many cats are well taken care of. I would be happy to see more of your work here on BoredPanda! :)

Joseph Dillman
Community Member
4 years ago

All these cats share the same, "What are you doing here?" assy look. Like cats do. istilllovesthem

AutumnNies
Community Member
4 years ago

All of the cats are so gorgeous! I have a question, though. Some of the cats' ears are clipped/marked. Do the owners do that, or do the cats get into fights and get the marks on their ears?

stacyh
Community Member
4 years ago

Usually when a cat's ear is clipped, it means that cat has been neutered/spayed. I could be wrong in this instance, but I believe that's what that means.

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Monica Anderson
Community Member
4 years ago

I went here too amazing experience especially with the bird concervation motives!

Jon Sleeper
Community Member
4 years ago

That's a lot of kittehs. Great photos!

Joe Mcgillicuddy
Community Member
4 years ago

A safe haven for cats. how cool is that?

Diane Reece
Community Member
4 years ago

Mahalo for sharing!

Stefania Abruzzi
Community Member
4 years ago

If you hate cats it's not heaven .. it's hell

Donna Muse
Community Member
4 years ago

Is that Hannah Shaw?

Samantha Dement-Graham
Community Member
4 years ago

This place not only saves the cats, but it also saves the birds of Hawaii. Having the cats in a sanctuary like this keeps them from feeding on the birds. It keeps them safe, healthy, and well cared for. PLUS all cats are available for adoption!

Samantha Dement-Graham
Community Member
4 years ago

It is THE best thing about Hawaii! I would move there in a heartbeat if I could. It is my dream.

Mindy Keys
Community Member
4 years ago

Such stunning photos. Thank you for sharing. You should do a calendar. Sign me up for 3 or 4!

Laur Song
Community Member
4 years ago

This wouldn't be heaven for me. I would be sneezing and wheezing since I'm allergic to cats :(

Flower Child
Community Member
4 years ago

Vacation time!

Marion Friedl
Community Member
4 years ago

PURRADISE!!! 💖💖💖

Marceline
Community Member
4 years ago

Well, that's an AMAZING sanctuary! Congratulations to the people who create it! It is a heaven in earth, indeed! P.S.: Kitten Lady I love youuuu...! I'm a BIG admirer and fan of you!

Julie Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

Logan -u smell like shit!! Ana- how do YOU smell?? Don't be jealous that you both aren't as smart as half a cat! Cat domination!!!!!!! 

Janne Butler
Community Member
4 years ago

I wish I could adopt all these beautiful furbabies and give them a loving furever home.

Benski Trenkins
Community Member
4 years ago

No no NO! I shall not go there! ... Cause I'd want to adopt them all 😁

Elaine Van Zon
Community Member
4 years ago

oh oh oh I wanna go!

Maverick rudometkin
Community Member
4 years ago

how my heart feels right now; images-14-...ba8483.jpg images-14-59ef6a4ba8483.jpg

Claire Sylvester
Community Member
4 years ago

Eeeeeeeeeeeekkkkk cats freak me out!

Ana T.
Community Member
4 years ago

wonder how smells like

John Morgan
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4 years ago

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I hope there were no endemic birds or small mammals on this island, because if there were, the species is/are now extinct.

Community Member
4 years ago

I would encourage you to read about the island's history and why this sanctuary was created. It protects both cats and the island's native wildlife.

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LSR
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4 years ago

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Lame. Another pussy in the island, what a novelty.

Logan 2440
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4 years ago

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Not if you are allergic to cats. Or their stinky urine lol...#hellOnEarth

MysticalMan
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful photos of beautiful beings.

Vaughn Hyndman
Community Member
4 years ago

Larry Ellison owns the island and has done a lot for the sanctuary.

Stephanie Blasyak
Community Member
4 years ago

I would love to go there that is amazing! I wonder how they keep track of flea treatments, vaccines and medical treatment among so many kitties.

Community Member
4 years ago

These were some of the questions we asked. Rest assured that they provide top quality care to not only their cats, but all of the island's residents' cats As well. Truly a remarkable place!

Load More Replies...
DopethronePunkUk
Community Member
4 years ago

This seems like cat heaven, purrfect. There is a dog sanctuary like this in costa rica and me and wifey are seriously considering moving there for a few years to volunteer and look after the 700 dogs they have...ahhh sounds amazing.

SuperTango
Community Member
4 years ago

CATFURTERIA!!!

A. Najime
Community Member
4 years ago

Lovely heaven.

Lauren Kaufmann
Community Member
4 years ago

aaahhh take me now!!

Jace Summers
Community Member
4 years ago

Unreal. I can't imagine what the the day to day upkeep is at a place like that but whatever it is it's worth it.

Cat Meow
Community Member
4 years ago

That's it, I am moving right this second

Sophiestic
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow, you capture these purrfect moments so well! It's amazing how their unique personalities come through these pictures. :) Congrats! It warms my heart to know that these kind of places exist, where so many cats are well taken care of. I would be happy to see more of your work here on BoredPanda! :)

Joseph Dillman
Community Member
4 years ago

All these cats share the same, "What are you doing here?" assy look. Like cats do. istilllovesthem

AutumnNies
Community Member
4 years ago

All of the cats are so gorgeous! I have a question, though. Some of the cats' ears are clipped/marked. Do the owners do that, or do the cats get into fights and get the marks on their ears?

stacyh
Community Member
4 years ago

Usually when a cat's ear is clipped, it means that cat has been neutered/spayed. I could be wrong in this instance, but I believe that's what that means.

Load More Replies...
Monica Anderson
Community Member
4 years ago

I went here too amazing experience especially with the bird concervation motives!

Jon Sleeper
Community Member
4 years ago

That's a lot of kittehs. Great photos!

Joe Mcgillicuddy
Community Member
4 years ago

A safe haven for cats. how cool is that?

Diane Reece
Community Member
4 years ago

Mahalo for sharing!

Stefania Abruzzi
Community Member
4 years ago

If you hate cats it's not heaven .. it's hell

Donna Muse
Community Member
4 years ago

Is that Hannah Shaw?

Samantha Dement-Graham
Community Member
4 years ago

This place not only saves the cats, but it also saves the birds of Hawaii. Having the cats in a sanctuary like this keeps them from feeding on the birds. It keeps them safe, healthy, and well cared for. PLUS all cats are available for adoption!

Samantha Dement-Graham
Community Member
4 years ago

It is THE best thing about Hawaii! I would move there in a heartbeat if I could. It is my dream.

Mindy Keys
Community Member
4 years ago

Such stunning photos. Thank you for sharing. You should do a calendar. Sign me up for 3 or 4!

Laur Song
Community Member
4 years ago

This wouldn't be heaven for me. I would be sneezing and wheezing since I'm allergic to cats :(

Flower Child
Community Member
4 years ago

Vacation time!

Marion Friedl
Community Member
4 years ago

PURRADISE!!! 💖💖💖

Marceline
Community Member
4 years ago

Well, that's an AMAZING sanctuary! Congratulations to the people who create it! It is a heaven in earth, indeed! P.S.: Kitten Lady I love youuuu...! I'm a BIG admirer and fan of you!

Julie Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

Logan -u smell like shit!! Ana- how do YOU smell?? Don't be jealous that you both aren't as smart as half a cat! Cat domination!!!!!!! 

Janne Butler
Community Member
4 years ago

I wish I could adopt all these beautiful furbabies and give them a loving furever home.

Benski Trenkins
Community Member
4 years ago

No no NO! I shall not go there! ... Cause I'd want to adopt them all 😁

Elaine Van Zon
Community Member
4 years ago

oh oh oh I wanna go!

Maverick rudometkin
Community Member
4 years ago

how my heart feels right now; images-14-...ba8483.jpg images-14-59ef6a4ba8483.jpg

Claire Sylvester
Community Member
4 years ago

Eeeeeeeeeeeekkkkk cats freak me out!

Ana T.
Community Member
4 years ago

wonder how smells like

John Morgan
Community Member
4 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

I hope there were no endemic birds or small mammals on this island, because if there were, the species is/are now extinct.

Community Member
4 years ago

I would encourage you to read about the island's history and why this sanctuary was created. It protects both cats and the island's native wildlife.

Load More Replies...
LSR
Community Member
4 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

Lame. Another pussy in the island, what a novelty.

Logan 2440
Community Member
4 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

Not if you are allergic to cats. Or their stinky urine lol...#hellOnEarth

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