|Autumn - MW|
|Jake - MW|
The majority of our Sanctuary cats have eyes that are in the yellowish end of the spectrum. Depending on where the cat hangs out, the colour may be very obvious, or overshadowed by an enlarged pupil – many of the indoor cats with less natural light may appear to have dark eyes that are actually mostly pupil showing, with a thin rim of coloured iris.
Mad Max - MW
Marmalade - MWWith some, the colour is very vivid – especially when the yellow eyes belong to a black cat.
Colin - MW
Dell - MWThe more melanocytes, the more intense the colour. Pumpkin was named less for his fur colour and more for his eyes.
Pumpkin - MW
Orange Hannah - MW
Sara Lee - MW
Freckle - MWLuigi is one of our many black cats, but easier to identify when you can see the markings in his right iris.
Luigi - PHWith some of the cats the yellow shades over to green that can appear quite intense in certain lights.
Sophie - MW
Chrissy - DW
Lucky - MWBlue eyes are characteristic of certain pure-breeds, and the only cats of that description that we get at the sanctuary are with us because of bathroom habits. Both Bluebell and Jobie have the right eye colour that says they were probably bred for pedigree – but neither is a cat that you would really want in your home!
Bluebell - MW
Jobie - MWBut we love them anyway!
Blog by Brigid Coult
Photos by Phaedra Hardman, Debbie Wolanski, Michele Wright