In one way or another, we all strive to be different. And then there are those who are born different. Maya the cat is one of them. Born with a chromosomal abnormality, Maya looks nothing like an ordinary cat. However, once you meet her, she’s not different at all. Looks, as you probably know, aren’t everything and Maya is the perfect example of it.
Found in a Chinese restaurant, people took the poor cat to a kill shelter. Maya was taken to death row simply because she looked different, which is sad and disturbing at the same time.
Luckily, her story went viral online, and the Odd Cat Sanctuary decided to do something about it. After posting her pic online, it didn’t take long before Maya was adopted.
Now living with a kind and caring family, Maya is given a new chance of life. Her mom Lauren has even created an Instagram profile for the special cat, and she’s already a hit.
It didn’t take long for Lauren to realize that Maya doesn’t differ from any other cat. Even though she looks different, her condition doesn’t make her any less of a cat.
As a matter of fact, Maya might even be cuter than others.
Here’s a pic of Maya and her favorite toy:
And here’s how she cuddles:
Notice any different apart from the looks? Yeah, we didn’t think so.
Maya deserves all the love in the world, especially after her close brush with death. Enjoy even more photos of Maya the unique cat: