Open-air Hawaiian animal sanctuary home to 370 cats

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |  Jan. 29, 2016 at 8:50 AM
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LANAI CITY, Hawaii, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- A Hawaiian animal shelter specializing in stray cats showed how its 370 felines enjoy the facility in a video posted online.

The video shows the 370 "Hawaiian Lions" at the Lanai Cat Sanctuary in Lanai City, Hawaii, enjoying the open air and attention from shelter workers and volunteers.

"The sanctuary is a spacious, open-air 15,000-square-foot enclosure," the shelter's website states.

"The enclosure is complete with cubicles for sleeping, "pallet palaces" for hiding, large 8-foot-long irrigation pipes for playing and kitty-climbing jungle gyms. The enclosure contains a selection of bushes, long grasses and trees for the cats to play, nap and climb in and on.  Some of these trees also provide sleeping perches for our more adventurous felines.  On many days you can spot cats swaying in the breeze in the crooks of the tree branches.  We are privileged to have a 'purrrfect' welcoming committee to greet guests when they enter this feline sanctuary."

The shelter's cat total is impressive, but falls short of the 450 dogs living at Sasa Pejcic's shelter in Serbia.

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