Buzzfeed has a fun story about how billionaire Larry Ellison, the owner of Lanai, also owns an animal rescue center on the island.

The center is needed, as there are more than 400 feral cats on Lanai.


There are cats, hundreds and hundreds of them — many in the sanctuary, many still roaming free around the island. They, like the deer and sheep that still attract hunters to Lanai today, were originally brought here for someone’s amusement, before they were eventually abandoned and left to fend for themselves.

Ellison owns about 97 percent of Lanai, the sixth largest island in Hawaii, “and everything on it, nearly everything except the airstrip, the harbor, the public school, some playing fields, and a few private homes — for a price reportedly between $300 and $600 million.”

Hopefully, Ellison can also afford a lot of kitty litter.

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