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

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

This is Maya, a year-old tabby cat with a chromosomal abnormality. She was found behind a Chinese food restaurant and brought to a kill shelter, and was placed on death row because she acted and looked a little differently.

Nobody thought anyone would want her but then the Odd Cat Sanctuary stepped in and brought her to a foster home. They posted her photo on their Facebook page, and now she has a furrever family to love her for all her quirkiness.

Her owner Lauren has created an Instagram just for Maya and shared some fun and cute pictures of Maya:

1. This is our adopted cat Maya

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

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

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

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5. Nobody thought anyone would ever want her

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

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

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8. She does have some vision issues

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9. And a flattened nose that makes her sneeze a lot

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10. With her wonky eyes she’s super adorable though

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11. But she’s just like any other cat

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12. She’s super curious

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13. Super silly

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14. A fierce predator

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15. And loves chin scratches

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16. She even has a favorite toy

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17. She’s super happy in her new home

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18. Maya’s becoming an ambassador for special pets everywhere

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19. 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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(h/t: Boredpanda)

  • carl arasi

    She put a smile on my face….

    • Fi Kidd

      And mine. She’s adorable. What’s not to love?