Most people would not want to adopt a special needs cat. These cats are deemed to be un-adoptable and are therefore set to be euthanized. That should not be the case and apparently, LA-based photographer, Casey Elise Christopher, thinks so as well.
Christopher is a pet photographer and is the ultimate cat lover. She photographs abused and abandoned cats then posts them on social media to help them find new homes.
It all started when Christopher wanted to adopt a cat with special needs back in December of 2014. She went to a shelter to ask if they have any special needs cat for adoption but was told no. A few months after, she went to Milo Sanctuary.
Milo Sanctuary is a non-profit organization in Burbank, California who takes in, cares for and put up for adoption cats who have special needs or are senior or terminally ill.
Many of these cats were victims of abuse which caused their deformities. Take this cat for example. His name is Thomas and someone poured acid on his face. He was rescued but unfortunately, majority of his facial structure could no longer be restored.
Upon finding Milo’s Sanctuary, Christopher has since adopted a blind cat named Regis and have partnered with the organization to use her professional photography skills to help find these cute fur balls a new home.
The non-profit organization not only adopts and care for these cats but they also give them what they call a Lifetime Care Program. This program gives lifetime care and medical treatment for rescued cats that cannot be re-homed.
“All Milo’s cats receive medical care and anything else that they require to have the best quality of life we can give them for as long as we can.”