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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.