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.