Martyr is not your average cat.
She was discovered in a dumpster in 2016 after a passerby heard her soft meowing from inside.
The kitten, clearly abandoned there, had a fractured front leg as well as gangrene in a back paw.
Fortunately, her new mother knew precisely how to assist her. She was nursed back to health over time and still proudly wears her cone.
Martyr unfortunately lost her back paw as a result of gangrene. Her mother, on the other hand, had experience fostering kittens and was able to help her heal safely and get her to where she is today.
Martyr, despite her modest origins in a dumpster, was only recently discovered to be a male cat!
Martyr is a relatively rare exception to the rule that most calico cats are female. Until recently, he was referred to as a “she.”
Only one in every 3,000 calico cats appears to be male!
This is due to the X chromosome in cats, which contributes to the appearance of orange and black fur in cats.
Female cats have the appearance of a calico cat because of their multiple X chromosomes, which give them a basic white coat with orange and black fur on top.
In order for a male cat to look as a calico, he must have two X chromosomes in addition to a Y chromosome.
That makes cats like Martyr a miracle of nature.
This, combined with his humble beginnings, makes this cat as rare as a fictional unicorn. Martyr’s adorable face became part of an internet sensation on the site Imgur when his new mother’s niece posted all of the pictures featured in this article there!
What do you think of Martyr’s story? Would you like a cat like him?