I am a cat photographer based in Los Angeles and I use my pictures to help animals get adopted. I photograph for numerous animal shelters and rescue groups, including Milo’s Sanctuary, which is a special needs cat rescue. A few months ago, I noticed an increase in the number of blind cats and kittens at the shelter and rescues where I volunteer. It felt like a sign so I decided I would do a series on blind cats. I had heard about Milo’s Sanctuary earlier this year because they had taken in a blind cat named Regis who I met at West LA shelter back in April. I contacted the founder and, fortunately, she (and Regis!) was willing to work with me on this project.

Milo’s Sanctuary & Special Needs Cat Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) founded on the belief that all cats deserve a second chance at life, especially those that have physical disabilities, are seniors, have a terminal illness, or have been abused and need someone to love and understand them. All Milo’s cats receive medical care and anything else that they require to have the best quality of life possible. Milo’s Sanctuary relies solely on donations to continue their mission to help special needs cats and kittens that would otherwise die abandoned in the shelter or on the street. Even $1.00 makes a difference and EVERY cent donated goes directly to the care of these beautiful souls. It is strictly an all-volunteer organization and no one receives a salary of any kind. All donations are tax deductible.

More info: Instagram | milossanctuary.org

Cooper was found as a tiny kitten wandering blind, scared and starving

Pixie Pawspouncer was thrown onto the streets blind and pregnant. Milo’s came to her and her kittens’ rescue

Sir Thomas Trueheart had acid deliberately poured on his face. He’s healing well!

Daisy came from a hoarder with 200 cats and 100 dogs. She’s come a long way!

Phoenix Flamepaws was rescued from the streets of Los Angeles blind and sick

Regis was rescued from a Los Angeles kill shelter after his owner died. He had glaucoma and his eyes had to be removed

Oliver was rescued during the holidays before he was about to be killed. He came from a hoarder

Charlie was rescued as a kitten from a high kill shelter in Los Angeles

Beatrice Bumblekit came from Cairo, Egypt

Thistle Morningsong was rescued at the last moment from a kill shelter in Los Angeles

Ember Darkmoon was taken in by Milo’s after a fellow rescue needed help as they couldn’t find her a home

Ivy was rescued from a local shelter when they reached out to Milo’s to ask us to take this darling blind Munchkin!