Maya, The Cat With An Extra Chromosome Put On Death Row Because She Looked A Little Different

Meet Maya, a year-old tabby cat with a chromosomal abnormality. She was found behind a Chinese food restaurant and brought to a kill shelter, where she was put on death row because she looked and acted a little differently. Nobody thought anyone would want her.

 

Then, the Odd Cat Sanctuary found out and brought her to a foster home. They posted her photo on their Facebook page, and that’s how her furrever family found her.

 

This is our adopted cat Maya

 

Maya is a year-old tabby cat with an extra chromosome

 

She was found behind a Chinese food restaurant and brought to a kill shelter

 

She was put on death row because of her looks and slightly different behaviour

 

Nobody thought anyone would ever want her

 

The Odd Cat Sanctuary then found out and brought her to a foster home where we found her

 

Maya usually looks sad or confused (we promise she’s not)

 

She does have some vision issues

 

And a flattened nose that makes her sneeze a lot

 

With her wonky eyes she’s super adorable though

 

But she’s just like any other cat

 

She’s super curious

 

Super silly

 

A fierce predator

 

And loves chin scratches

 

She even has a favorite toy

 

She’s super happy in her new home

 

Maya’s becoming an ambassador for special pets everywhere

 

Please help us spread awareness of shelter animals, especially the ones with special needs, to help more of them get adopted!

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