Danielle Spires Photography
Cat Gangs of East LA

Cat Gangs of East L.A.

Near the 6th St. bridge in Boyle Heights, there is a cat gang that rules the streets. They roll 20 deep and are pretty damn cute, however, these are still wild animals. I witnessed 5 kittens tear apart a bird and drag it under the 6th street bridge, and an hour later, watched the same kittens nap and play under the streetlights. Mike, a guy that lives inside the bridge column, feeds the cats every day at 5pm.

I’m intrigued by the fine line between wild animal and domesticated pet. This will be an ongoing documentary, and I will be adding to it throughout the next year.