A cat abandoned for being born with extra toes has become a social media star.
Sansa, a six-year-old snowy cat from New York City, was born with a rare condition called heterochromia and has two different eye colors – one blue and one green – and extra toes.
But the adorable cat, with six numbers on each front leg and five and four on her hind legs, was found abandoned by animal rescue workers in New York City earlier this year.
Since then she has attracted 200,000 fans on social media and now she has finally found a new home.
Her new owner, who only wants to be called Karen, said today, “Many people have expressed their love for Sansa’s uniqueness with her different colored eyes and extra toes.”
Sansa, a six-year-old snowy cat from New York City, was born with a rare condition called heterochromia and has two different eye colors – one blue and one green – and therefore extra toes.
Due to her unusual appearance, Sansa was thrown out by her former owners and suffers from panic attacks as a result
The 33-year-old animal lover, who works with a health consultancy that helps patients with serious medical problems such as cancer, says she didn’t adopt Sansa because of her uniqueness, but rather wanted to save her from being locked up in a cage like the cat. suffered from anxiety after being discarded by previous owners.
“We were told her foster family was desperate to adopt her because she was so afraid she would always have to be kept in a courier,” Karen added.
My husband and I met Sansa at a cat adoption event in New York City. Although there were many cute, friendly cats at the event, my eyes remained on Sansa’s cage formerly called Snow.
It was a seemingly empty cage with a sign that said the cat was suffering from anxiety inside and had been neglected and eventually thrown away by her previous owners.
The cat’s unusual look has made her very popular on social media, where she has more than 21,000 followers
Look at this face! A social media campaign seen by more than 200,000 people gave Sansa a new home
Adorable Sansa’s new owner, Karen, said she immediately felt a bond with the beautiful feline when she got home
Turns out the cage wasn’t empty – she just hid under the cat basket! I felt an immediate connection to her because I also suffer from anxiety, and I knew I wanted her to become part of our family before I even saw her. ‘
Imagine my surprise when I realized she had different colored eyes and extra toes.
While Karen took Sansa home two days later, it took Sansa a long time to trust her owners.
She was always scared and always hid behind the TV console when the door opened and only came out to eat. It was later discovered that Sansa was also suffering from Feline Hyperesthesia Disorder, a type of anxiety.
Karen said it took Sansa a long time to trust her new owners after being abandoned because of her appearance
Sansa enjoys the view from her New York City apartment. The cat was diagnosed with feline anxiety
Karen said that after getting help for her anxiety and taking CBD oil from cats, Sansa is finally the queen of the apartment
Karen added, ‘Shortly after she got home, we realized that Sansa was exhibiting strange behavior where her back would’ roll ‘uncontrollably, followed by attacking her tail several times a day.
She seemed to be in pain when her back rolled and we couldn’t understand why. We had never seen a cat do this.
‘We recorded these episodes to show the vet and after a few tests they were finally diagnosed with FHS.
The beautiful Sansa worried her loving new owners because she was going through panic attacks where she would roll her back and attack her tail
Now maintained by a loving family, six-year-old Sansa has learned to relax and trust them in the home
A closer look at Sansa’s paws, with an extra toe count. Karen said she didn’t get it for her unique looks, but to give her a home
Looks neat in her pink bow. Karen started an Instagram account with photos of Sansa that now has more than 20,000 followers
“She was on several medications, but none seemed to be that effective.”
CBD oil for pets has helped curb Sansa’s episodes.
“She has claimed the apartment as her property and is the real queen of our household,” said her new owner.
Queen Sansa wakes us up every morning at 6am to announce that she’s hungry, and if we don’t get up in time, she hits things off the nightstand one by one.
“She knows exactly what to do to get her way,” Karen said.
‘I started an Instagram account @ sansa.thecat because I wanted to document every day of our trip while caring for a fearful, genetically different cat.
“What makes her special just makes it a little bit easier to grab people’s attention to raise awareness and advocate for the adoption of cats with special needs.”
Sansa’s foster family was desperate to find a home for her as she was deeply anxious every day
Snowy beauty. Karen said Sansa wakes up at 6:30 am every day and expects to be fed immediately
Karen said if she doesn’t get out of bed early enough to feed Sansa, the cat will throw things off the nightstand
The animal lover said Sansa knew exactly what to do to get into her family’s home
The cat, who has had some difficult years because of her paws, is finally enjoying life thanks to her loving new family