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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

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

A musical journey to The Cat House on the Kings

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Last Saturday, NatGeo Wild ran a special titled “The Lady with 700 Cats” about Cat House on the Kings, the largest cat sanctuary in the world. Did you watch it? Unfortunately, my cable system doesn’t offer NatGeo Wild, so I missed it. Hopefully, it will eventually be available for viewing online.

I did, however, come across this stunningly beautiful music video titled “Vanishing” by Scott Ryan, and I just had to share it with you. The video chronicles the cathartic journey of a mysterious loner to The Cat House on the Kings. Enjoy!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-m8lRoGEr8

Photo ©National Geographic

The lady with 700 Cats

The lady with 700 cats National Geographic NatGeo Wild

All Lynea Lattanzio wanted as a little girl was a cat, but her mother wouldn’t allow it. “I bet she’s sorry now,” says Lattanzio, who now lives with more than 700 cats as the founder and owner of the largest no-kill, no-cage cat sanctuary in the world.

Cat House on the King is a 503 (c) non-profit organization whose mission it is to place rescued cats and kittens into loving, permanent homes; to provide a safe, happy and healthy home for unwanted cats and kittens in a unique, no-cage facility; to prevent pet overpopulation through spaying and neutering; and to educate the public about responsible pet ownership.

And on Saturday, July 30, at 10pm, the sanctuary will be featured on the new National Geographic Special “The Lady with 700 Cats.” The special will focus on Lattanzio’s and her staff’s passionate work to provide a safe haven for cats and find permanent homes for them.

Watch Lynea Lattanzio talk about how it all started:

 

For more information about Cat House on the Kings, please visit their website – and don’t forget to watch or set your DVR’s to record the special this coming Saturday!

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A visit to a very special cat sanctuary

Kitten Associates: the new breed of cat rescue

Help feed shelter cats with Jackson Galaxy and the Pet Postcard Project (Cat House on the Kings is one of the beneficiaries)

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