#WATWB: Purr-adise

If you were watching CBS Sunday morning on September 16th, you may know this story.

The Lanai Cat Sanctuary of Hawaii is on a mission to save feral cats and their prey.

“We wanted to find a way to love and protect the cats, love and protect the birds, and help the community.”

Keoni Vaughn and Kathy Carroll are doing their part to house 600 (and counting) feral cats and keep them fed. They’ve also opened up the sanctuary to visitors, who come to give the sweet faces some love.

“In the last 12 months we’ve had over 10,000 visitors,” said Vaughn. “People from all over the world, of all ages come here. And it’s really, really nice to see their smiles on their face. And it’s really great that all these cats are getting the attention.”

Watch the video and read the rest of the story HERE.

“It’s a place that the humans seem to enjoy just as much as the felines. Just be careful not to fall toodeeply in love, or else you might end up going home with a cuddly souvenir: All of the cats are available for adoption.”


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18 responses to #WATWB: Purr-adise

  1. Dan Antion says:

    “All of the cats are available for adoption.” – We’ve now had five cats that once were available for adoption. It’s so good to see these guys being helped. Thanks for sharing this so I could start Friday on a happy note.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      You’re welcome, Dan! I’ve never had anything but adopted cats and wouldn’t have it any other way. It makes my heart happy that the feral cats of Hawaii are being cared for and loved.

  2. Joanne Sisco says:

    Theo gives this story 2 paws up 😻😻😻

    Kitty love is the best … well except maybe at 3 am, but otherwise it’s the best.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I had some kitty love at 4 a.m. Poor kitty.

      Tell Theo he has good taste in positive stories. This is the kind of place at which I would LOVE to volunteer or work. How much fun would that be? (excluding the cat poop clean-up 😉

  3. JoAnna says:

    It irritates me when I hear or read about someone proposing to kill animals because they are labeled an, “invasive species.” I’ve heard that about Canadian geese and coyotes. The animals don’t know they’re “invasive,” they’re just trying to survive. There are always more compassionate alternative solutions. I’m happy to learn about this one. Looks like a fun place!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I think humans have been the invasive species, with some not being concerned about how their actions affect other creatures or the environment. I’m glad, though, that there are people like these two who fight for the well-being of cats and anmals.

  4. Peter Nena says:

    Anyone taking care of animals is blessed. Those animals once stood by people, protecting households from destructive rodents and reptiles. Dogs were the best guards, raising alarms and alerting everyone in case of danger. It is terrible to see these animals homeless, especially considering that they don’t consume so much food. They could survive on leftovers, which are often discarded.
    When I was 12, the government sanctioned the purging of street dogs in my area. So many of them were shot dead. These days I question the madness and stupidity of such policies. Where do we want those animals to go? I feel so angry about them. Thanks for sharing the story of these great people.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      It’s ironic that many street dogs and feral cats are there because of humans who discard unwanted pets or don’t think to capture and neuter/spade them so their numbers don’t grow. It’s a good thing that there are people like these two in Hawaii who take care of the critters instead of killing them.

  5. I’m a huge cat person and I love this story. Kat is amazing for what she is doing! Thanks so much for sharing this and for being a part of #WATWB.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I would probably feed and take care of strays, but it would be cost prohibitive. It’s good there are those who have the resources and facilities to take care of the homeless fur babies.

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