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About 370 cute and friendly cats are living at the he Lana’i Animal Rescue Center on the Hawaiian island of Lanai. They can roam freely around the cat sanctuary and are constantly getting pets and love from visitors.

Lanai Animal Rescue Center operates a no-kill, cageless outdoor cat park for these homeless rescues so they can have a comfortable place to live. You can tell from the expressions of these kitties that they are happy, healthy and loved.

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370 cute and cuddly cats at the Lana’i Animal Rescue Center in Hawaii. All these friendly kitties are looking for a home!

Lanai Animal Rescue Center is dedicated to helping homeless cats and dogs on the Hawaiian island of Lanai, and working toward a day when there are no more homeless pets on the island. More than 50 volunteers have given thousands of hours to cause. Operates a no-kill, cageless outdoor cat park, “Kitty Kamp” where approximately 370 happy cats reside

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lanai cat sanctuary in hawaii

lanai cat sanctuary in hawaii

lanai cat sanctuary in hawaii

lanai cat sanctuary in hawaii

lanai cat sanctuary in hawaii

lanai cat sanctuary in hawaii

lanai cat sanctuary in hawaii

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87 cats from a cat sanctuary were safely rescued from a burning home last week thanks to Terre Haute firefighters. The owner Jim Kitchen of the property bought the house and converted it into a cat sanctuary.

Though Kitchen wasn’t properly permitted to house so many animals, he ran the cat refuge beautifully, according to withitv10.

Kitchen operated his cat sanctuary solely with money out of his own pocket and generous donations from the public. Now they could use some help.

If you wish to adopt a cat, foster a cat, or make a donation can contact Jim Kitchen or his helper, Jenny Maxwell, at (812) 230 – 3822.

firefighters save 87 cats from burning home

firefighters save 87 cats from burning home

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This is one of the few sanctuaries in the U.S. to give Feline Leukemia and other ‘adoption challenged’ felines a ‘chance at a lifetime’. Its name is C & W Rustic Hollow Shelter located in Iowa, a non profit, cage-free sanctuary for special needs felines with disabilities, chronic medical conditions, those with Feline Leukemia or FIV, and felines displaced at the death of their guardian.

“Our goal is ‘happy cats.’ Their quality of life is our top priority along with care and feeding and keeping their houses clean. I attribute the happy contented cats to my wonderful staff who go above and beyond in caring for the furs,” said Carmen Conklin, the founder of C & W.

“Our caregiver employee team of 10 and several volunteers care for the over 350 felines and several very senior dogs that call C & W their forever home. We offer an ‘alternative to euthanasia’ as many of the felines that come to us are at the ‘end of their lives’ without a sanctuary to welcome them. Our sanctuary residents come from over 30 states and from all across Iowa,” said C & W.

These beautiful kitties with special needs live in actual homes where they are safe and have freedom to walk, sleep, play, look out windows and even go outside in special enclosed outdoor cat rooms. (C & W Facebook group)

Happy and content

cute rescue special needs cat at c & w rustic hollow shelter

Kitty Kottage-cats in their playroom loving the sunshine

cats with special needs happy

Keyko is the sweetest kitty ever. He lives in Sandy’s Kitty Haven building because it is peaceful and quiet with the fewest cats housed there. Keyko was born with Devon Rex Myopathy syndrome, a malady that affects his muscular system as well as his heart.  He stands up for his treats because he cannot lift his head because of the weakness of those muscles. However, he loves to climb up high where he can lay his head on the perch and look down on everyone. He loves people, petting and treats. And his roommate Maya. They are the best of pals.

keyko rescue cat with special needs at C & W rustic hollow shelter

Burnie arrived at C & W in 2003 after he had been deliberately burned in a burn barrel. The humane society that rescued him spent a lot of time and money into his recovery and healing. Then he would not use the litter box for them. Since C & W take in kitties when they have been unsuccessfully retrained to the litter box, and Burnie had such a wonderful personality, they asked C & W if they would take him in. Burnie d.Katt is now their spokespurrson and very content in his home in The Kat Barn at C & W.

cute Burnie survivor cat c & w rustic hollow shelter

Barkley daydreaming on his favorite comfy couch

cute Barkley daydreams special needs cat at C & W

Soooo much work to do. Soooo little time…. Tiger Man sooooo tired

cute tiger man sniffing shoe at C & W special needs cat

Whitey is one of their long time residents of the S.A.F.E. room (Save a FeLV From Euthanasia) in The Kat Barn. Their Feline Leukemia residents have their own area in The Kat Barn and they have their own patio door and outside screened in catio playroom. Whitey spends a LOT of time out there. Feline Leukemia cats ‘can’ live long lives. C & W assume Whitey is simply a ‘carrier’ and will not become symptomatic for years. He still needs to live separately from other cats at the shelter. He has many roommates and Whitey is over ten years old. He joins T.J., Carver & several others who have lived past 5 years into ages 7-10. Whitey also goes to the nursing home with the staff as he is the biggest of kitties, but also has the biggest and gentlest personality.

Whitey cute special needs cat at C & W

Marbles doing her “pretty paws.” She sits up and makes those paws go up and down so fast… really cute.

cute Marbles special needs cat at C & W

Big Al hails from New Mexico. He is an FIV kitty (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) and in spite of the fact he missed his first flight via plane because he escaped his carrier, panicked and jumped out of the car when the door opened near the airport. Fifteen miles and two weeks later, Big Al found his way to a kind person who took him to the vet and discovered he had FIV. She called her friend in rescue (15 miles from her) and sent her a picture. Sure enough, it was BIG AL. He did NOT miss the second flight and arrived ready to be a couch potato. And he is.

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cute blind cat tess from blind cat rescue
"Tess & her brother Paul came from a hoarder situation in Washington DC. When she first arrived she was sick and blind. Now she is healthy sassy little girl. She loves to run and play and thinks your legs are meant for climbing." - BCR

Our third commentathon fundraising has ended. With your support, we have received around 5,100 comments since Oct (I put together an amount of $255 in the fund). Thank you so much for your support. Many of you have nominated shelters to receive this fund and to be featured on Love Meow. They all deserve to be recognized. One of them got the most nominations of all. We would like to introduce to you a very special rescue group: Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary.

Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary began in 2005 in a mission to provide refuge to blind cats who were determined unfit for adoption and had once been scheduled for euthanasia. It is a cage-free, no-kill facility where all the feline residents are given a lifetime of love and care.

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Richmond Animal Protection Society in British Columbia, Canada has a beautiful cat sanctuary that homes hundreds of cats rescued on city streets, in alleys and industrial areas. The organization was founded by a group of cat lovers back in 1989. They trapped cats, spaying and neutering them, and providing veterinary care.

The cat sanctuary provides a comfortable and safe permanent home for more than 800 animals. Cats can freely roam in a fully fenced backyard and lounge comfortably by the well, on a deck, on a bench or simply on the ground. The cat sanctuary is like a paradise to so many formerly homeless kitties. Volunteers have created a loving, cozy and stimulating environment that is truly a home for the animals.