Feline Lifestyle

The Lanai Cat Sanctuary: Finding “Mana” Among the Hawaiian Lions

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Casey  Hersch previously shared her experience visiting the Lanai Cat Sanctuary on the Hawaiian island of Lanai with us. The sanctuary is home to over 600 rescued cats. The sanctuary works with the cats’ and the island’s natural tendencies. Offering a model for animal rescue, the emphasis is on customization for the needs of a specific community and its unique resources. You can read Casey’s post here.Continue Reading

Award-Winning Documentary Catnip Nation Now Available on DVD

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Guest post by Catnip Nation Director Tina Traster
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According to Kathleen O’Malley, Director of TNR Education for the New York City Feral Cat Initiative, there are about as many feral cats in the United States as there are pet cats. So that would put them anywhere from 70 to 90 million.” Catnip Nation, an award-winning 75-minute documentary, addresses the fates of these cats, and the human conflicts that determine those fates. The central conflict is between compassionate people who want to care for the cats by providing food, water, and shelter, and those who want to make these acts of compassion illegal.Continue Reading

The Lanai Cat Sanctuary: Combining Nature and Nurture

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Guest post by Casey Hersch

Imagine a place where you are surrounded by hundreds of cats of different colors, breeds, personalities, and ages. A place where they are free to roam in their natural habitat while receiving medical care, food, and an abundance of love. Now imagine all of this while you are vacationing in one of the most popular destinations in the world: Maui. Yep. This place is real. I found it while vacationing this year.Continue Reading

How to Help the Animals in the Bahamas

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It’s impossible for me to wrap my mind around the devastation in the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian. The worst I’ve ever been through in terms of hurricanes was Hurricane Isabelle in 2003. By the time it reached the Washington DC area, it was downgraded to a tropical storm, but I still remember what, to me, was a terrifying night listening to the rain and wind pounding my house. I can’t even imagine what it must have been like to go through 24+ hours of a category 5 storm.Continue Reading

The Cats Movie Trailer: Creepy or Intriguing?

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I’ve been eager to see what the Cats movie, set for release on December 20, 2019, will be like ever since I first heard about it. Eager, and a bit apprehensive. I saw the play several times, and of course, I own the sound track as well. For me, it has stood the test of time. However, Broadway to big screen doesn’t always translate well.  And then, last week, the first trailer was released.Continue Reading