severino, the kitty with down syndrome

This is Severino. He is 3-years-old and resides in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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He caught his mum’s attention at an adoption event as a tiny kitten with a big head. She realised that this adorable kitten had no teeth and took him to the vet.

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The vet advised that Severino may have a cranial malfunction, causing a few deformities. His outlook was bleak, it was touch and go.

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With lots of love from his humans and a strong spirit, this little cat defied the odds. Further research by the vet determined Severino had the characteristics of Down Syndrome.

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Today he is healthy and sharing his love for naps (and life) on Facebook.

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Via  Cats, Beavers & Ducks , Images via Meu Gatinho Severino on  Facebook

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