This is a story about a little kitten named Maverick, whose precious face and adorable eyes aren’t the only things that make him special.
Keep reading to discover how this unique tabby overcame some big obstacles to finally find happiness.
Overlooked, but Not Unnoticed
In August of 2019, a cat named Maverick was surrendered by his owner to a New York animal care center at six months old.
Maverick’s former owner was allergic to him and was unable to take care of him.
Tragically, the shelter was reaching its maximum capacity and Maverick was going to be euthanized.
As fortune would have it, the staff of the shelter became extremely fond of Maverick and were determined to save him.
Sweet Maverick was given a second chance at life.
Maverick was born with a chromosome abnormality causing him to have an extra chromosome.
His condition is comparable to Down Syndrome in humans.
Maverick was also diagnosed with Hydrocephalus, an abnormal dilation of the ventricular system from a build up of fluid in the brain.
Maverick was very special and needed a place that could provide him with the resources he needed to safely grow.
Luckily, the shelter had a brilliant idea!
The shelter staff contacted Tara Kay, founder of The Odd Cat Sanctuary.
The Odd Cat Sanctuary is a non-profit famous for their outstanding dedication to helping kittens and cats with special needs.
The Odd Cat Sanctuary has provided thousands of special needs cats with a safe place where they can receive proper care.
They happily welcome Maverick into their facility with open arms.
Thanks to the determined staff of the New York ACC, Maverick was would have a wonderful team that could take care of his special needs.
A Forever Home
Maverick’s life changed at the sanctuary.
It was there that he became part of their family and found his forever home.
When Maverick arrived at the Sanctuary, he began to purr up a storm of happiness and bounce around the house with joy.
After everything he had been through, he knew he was finally home.
The sanctuary was going to be his permanent home.
They even provided him with a caregiver who would make sure all his special needs were met.
It didn’t take long for Maverick to feel safe and loved in his new home.
It was as if he were meant to be there all along!
Happily Ever After
Maverick is a very loving and kind tabby.
His affection is equally matched whether he’s making new furry friends or meeting new humans.
He gets along with just about anybody.
He especially enjoys playing with other cats, and he’s quick to greet a new friend with a loving nudge.
Maverick’s story is truly awe-inspiring.
His adorable fangs and “googly eyes” are enough to melt anyone’s heart.
“Sometimes the most beautiful things aren’t perfect,” Maverick’s owner said on Instagram.
Despite all the obstacles put in his path, he never allowed them to slow him down or prevent him from living his life to the absolute fullest.
He loves cuddling, playing, bouncing, and leaping with joy just like any other cat!
Maverick is now as happy and healthy as can be, from playing with his foster brothers and sisters to cuddling with his human companions.
There’s a valuable lesson to be learned here: all animals deserve a chance.
Maverick would have faced a horrible fate had someone not seen his true potential.
“Can you believe I was on deathrow & my time was up until @theoddcatsanctuary saved my life.
Visit a kill shelter today…maybe you will find your best friend,” said Maverick’s owner as him Maverick’s rescuer on Instagram.
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