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Animal lover seeks compassion for cats

  • COURTESY LANAI CAT SANCTUARY

    Keoni Vaughn, former vice president and director of operations at the Hawaiian Humane Society in Honolulu, is executive director of the Lanai Cat Sanctuary a few years ago, with 600 cats under his care in a 30,000-square-foot open-air facility.

  • COURTESY THE GREAT WENT PET PHOTOGRAPHY

    With growing media exposure, the cat sanctuary has become a popular tourist attraction. It once drew about 800 visitors a year, but now attracts more than 8,000 visitors annually from Japan, Canada and the mainland.

A honeymoon and first-time trip to Lanai a few years ago led Keoni Vaughn to his current mission — to save both the native birds and homeless cats on the remote island. Read more

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