A group of eight kitties were rescued by the Cats Protection Birmingham Adoption Centre in July. When the rescue workers inspected the kitties, they discovered that almost all of them had extra toes on their paws.
“A group of cats was recently abandoned at our Birmingham Adoption Centre. Two female adults were accompanied by six eight-week-old kittens, several of which were showing signs of mild cat flu, plus eye infections. All were seen and treated by a vet and have now been nursed back to health,” via Cats Protection blog.
“The extraordinary thing is that with the exception of two kittens, all the cats have extra toes! They have therefore been dubbed ‘the Polydactyl family’.”
Meet the Polydactyl family!
This little guy has extra digits on his paws.
Normally a cat has 18 toes.
Five on each front paw and four on each hind paw.
The number of toes of a polydactyl cat ranges 22 to 27.
This gives this group of kitties a total of 180 toes!
That’s a lot of toes and more to love.
Photos by SWNS via Buzzfeed. Follow Cats Protection Birmingham Adoption Centre on Facebook. Contact them on 01564 822 020 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet Aragorn, a beautiful one-eyed cat who has a permanent wink. He lost an eye but gained a chance to live.
“He was brought to the ER for euthanasia at 3 weeks old after being attacked by a dog with his eye hanging out,” said Aragorn’s human mom via imgur. When she met the little ginger boy, she knew she had to adopt him.
This is Aragorn cuddling with his human mom in his new home.
He loves following her around the house.
Aragorn jumps in the bathtub after his mom showers.
“Are you taking me with you?”
“I only have one eye, but I can see just fine and I am happy and loved.”
Photos via imgur.
Meet Pippin, a fluffy cat who is happily living his cat life on two legs.
“Pippin was born with radial hypoplasia, a rare disease that twisted the bones in his front legs. When he was born he couldn’t walk, and the vet wasn’t sure if he would survive. With a lot of work and patience Pippin has adapted to living on two legs and is as happy and playful as any other cat,” said Pippin’s human via Instagram.
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“A baby photo of little Pip the day I rescued him! That basket helped him sit upright despite his arms and he slept in it until he physically couldn’t fit anymore.”
Baby Pippin finishing his breakfast.
When he was born he couldn’t walk. Against all odds, Pippin learned to walk with his hind legs. Look at him now!
Pippin enjoying this October.
“Is this a painting of me?”
Pippin standing like a boss!
Pip is as happy and playful as any other cats.
Pippin hears treat! [VIDEO]
Paw-eye coordination practice. [VIDEO]
Follow Pippin the cat on Instagram.
She was a pocket sized kitten when they found her alone in the shelter.
“This little lady was taken to the Everett, WA animal shelter when she was one week old. Then she was taken to Purrfect Pals, where she was renamed Pocket since she fits right into your pocket,” said Pocket’s foster mom via Instagram.
Pocket was sick and alone at the shelter. “She was given medicine, lots of good food and love, and placed with a litter of sweet kitties to be her new friends. She is sweet as can be and has SUPER loud non-stop purr!”
She was a pocket sized kitten when they found her alone and sick in the shelter.
One week old Pocket fits right into a tiny pocket.
They took her home to foster and introduced her to a litter of sweet kittens. She was much smaller than her furry friends.
A handful of sweet fluffiness.
“Everything the light touches is our kingdom ….”
Little Pocket is ready to rule the world.
“I nap here with you.”
Pocket all grown up now living happily in her forever loving home.
Follow Pocket on Instagram. Photos by Foster_kittens.
Perseus is a rescue kitty who loves his mom very much. “My rescue kitty, Perseus, trying his hardest to get my attention. It worked,” said Perseus’ human mom.
“He was rescued at about 6 weeks by a friend in fall 2009. She found him next to a curb on a rainy day. She watched over him for a few days, then told me about him. I already had my Calico rescued from 2005 at 1 and 1/2, but… I had to have him when I saw him,” she added.
“I’m lucky to have him.”
A tiny feral kitten found herself trapped in a hole on a deck. Three firefighters worked as a team to carefully pull the little furry kitten out to safety.
“I woke up hearing a tiny meowing. I went outside to discover a tiny grey kitten had gotten trapped in a hole on my deck. There is hole though the decking to run electrical cords or whatever. Apparently, she poked her head into the hole and then couldn’t back out,” said Annette Lusk via News 4.
“I called Sparks non-emergency dispatch and the the dispatcher said she would contact Sparks Fire Dept. The extrication took over an hour and included prying up the adjacent deck board and then cutting into the board where ‘Trapper’ (newly named and adopted) was trapped – hence her name. After a trip to the vet, she is shaken up but none the worse for her adventure.”
“Curiosity could have killed this kitten but for the wonderful guys from Fire Station 2. They are from left to right: Fire Apparatus Operator Manny Souza, Firefighter Joe Van Walraven and Captain Sean Holbrook.”
“This little girl somehow got her head caught in an open cable hole in my deck on Tuesday September 2nd. The wonderful firefighters of Sparks Nevada Fire Station 2 spent over an hour to get her out including having to pry up part of my deck in order to safely cut her out.”
“I think she entered this world as a feral kitten but she is now become a member of my home and joined her new ‘fur sisters and a fur brother’ She is ruling the roost, purring nonstop and demanding lap time! (And sometimes she sleeps!)” (via Cuteoverload)
Trapper napping comfortably at her forever loving home.
Source. Also seen on Cuteoverload.
A tiny ginger kitten was rescued from a vehicle’s wheel well at a Canadian oil refinery by the workers there. “She was found in a wheel well of a vehicle at work this morning, hiding from a hungry fox,” said an employee via reddit.
“For several weeks lately a fox has been showing up at night in the parking lot and some of the workers have been feeding it scraps of food. Anyway, a worker reported that they could hear a cat in the parking lot and thought it might have been locked in someone’s car. My co-worker went to investigate and found the poor little kitten up in the wheel well; the fox was nearby looking for hand-outs so we assumed that the kitten was cornered and crying for help…”
“She found an awesome home with a lady that works on our site,” he added. “Her new owner left work at noon and the first stop was the vets office…She’s an animal lover and wants to be sure that it’s not chipped and that she’s healthy.”
A tiny ginger kitten was spotted by the workers at an oil refinery in Canada.
“My co-worker went to investigate and found the poor little kitten up in the wheel well.”
This is kitty clinging to her new mama.