@meetmayacat is the name of the Instagram account that depicts the story of Maya, a Kitten with a Down Syndrome, and taken by her owner after he left the shrine of "rare cats".
"She has an extra chromosome and she wants to show the world that this difference is extraordinary," says the account description of the cats' adventures, such as her Halloween costumes, fun eatings and games with Dragon. Another kitten from Salem, Massachusetts (United States).
More precisely, Down's Syndrome exists only for a human species that has 23 chromosome crosses – where genetic information is available – and manifests itself when a person has an additional chromosome 21, that is, three or two places.
However, other animal species can also be affected genetic anomalies, and they develop certain chromosomal trisomias that cause cognitive and physiological difficulties or anatomical anomalies, as well as the mice present in chromosome 16. The difference is mainly that it is not trisomy 21, which is characterized by a human DNA structure.
Recently, the owner of Maya launched a book for children, aimed at teaching them to accept and show love to those who are otherwise or who have a disease.
"This wonderful picture book introduces @meetmayacat and teach children of all ages to accept those who are different. Written in order to normalize a variety of disabilities or physical, developmental and emotional conditions, this book can open everyone's attention to the idea that every life deserves love and acceptance, "says part of the book's presentation.
In addition, he points out that the text "encourages children to treat others as they want to be treated and encourages inclusion in the metaphor of small and malicious cats".
"Younger children can be reflected in the basic behavior of a cat (or child) that does not look or works like it does, while older children can understand why they should deal with kindness."
He also explains that text revenues are donated to the Odd Cat Shrine – where Maya was rescued – and to Mass. Special Olympics.