Photographer Captures the Quiet Elegance of Blind Cats to Help Them Find New Homes

Los Angeles photographer Casey Elise has captured the truly beautiful and quiet elegance of adoptable cats who are blind or have limited eyesight in hopes of finding them a new, loving home. She came up with this idea from a cat named Regis at Milo’s Sanctuary.

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.





photos by Casey Elise