Kauai Kitty Rescue is dedicated to aiding and rescuing feral cats all over the island of Kaua'i, Hawai'i. Special emphasis is on the community living at Hanakapiai Beach. The beach is home to a large colony of cats living wild in the trees and rocks above the beach. Kauai Kitty Rescue can provide resources and assistance to people interested in rescuing any of these wonderful kitties.

Accessible only by the Kalalau Trail, kind hikers are the main food source for the cats of Hanakapiai Beach and are often instrumental in their rescue. There isn't enough food to go around from hikers for all the cats as their numbers are increasing. We want to bring them out to get neutered and hopefully adopted so they won't need to go back.

Please contact Judy Dalton to let her know you'd like to adopt one of these friendly kitties. 

Judy is a resident of Kauai who has been working for years rescuing feral cats across the island. Thanks to her efforts, over 300 feral cats have been neutered and placed into homes and caretaker colonies on Kaua'i.

There are only estimates of the number of cats living at Hanakapiai Beach at any given time, but a visitor to the beach will most likely see several of the bolder, more adventurous cats and can be assured that there are many more timid kitties watching from their hiding spots among the rocks. They've become accustomed to receiving food from visitors and some of them are quite friendly as can be seen in the Photo and Video galleries.

Kauai Kitty Rescue can assist Hanakapiai Beach visitors interested in rescuing one or more of the cats by providing equipment (cat carriers, spay and neuter resources...) and local assistance for visitors who would be interested in hiking the cats out along the two mile portion of the Kalalau Trail. See our How to Help page for more information and the Rescue Stories section to learn how others have helped to rescue the kitties of Kaua'i, Hawai'i.

Hanakapiai Beach is a beach in the Hawaiian islands located on Kauai's Nāpali Coast. The beach is approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) from the start of the Kalalau Trail, a very popular hiking trail which is located at Ke‘e Beach.

During summer months, Hanakapiai Beach's sandy shore line is clearly visible; during winter months, dangerously powerful waves and high tides wash away the sandy shore line. The beach is remotely located with no road access. The word Hanakāpī‘ai literally means "bay sprinkling food" in Hawaiian.

The Kalalau Trail is a trail along the Nā Pali Coast of the island of Kauai in the state of Hawaii. The trail is very strenuous and runs approximately 11 miles (18 km) along the island's north shore from Ke‘e Beach to the Kalalau Valley. The trail starts on the north shore of the island, where the main highway ends at Ke‘e Beach. The first two miles (3 km) of the trail are moderately strenuous and open to the public. It is one mile uphill and one mile downhill. This portion of the trail leads to Hanakapiai stream and beach.


More Information:
How to Help
Rescue Stories
Photo Gallery
Video Gallery