Posts Tagged‘polydactyl’

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!

An Abandoned Litter Of Extra-Toed Kittens Has Been Rescued In Birmingham

This little guy has extra digits on his paws.

An Abandoned Litter Of Extra-Toed Kittens Has Been Rescued In Birmingham

Normally a cat has 18 toes.

An Abandoned Litter Of Extra-Toed Kittens Has Been Rescued In Birmingham

Five on each front paw and four on each hind paw.

An Abandoned Litter Of Extra-Toed Kittens Has Been Rescued In Birmingham

The number of toes of a polydactyl cat ranges 22 to 27.

An Abandoned Litter Of Extra-Toed Kittens Has Been Rescued In Birmingham

This gives this group of kitties a total of 180 toes!

An Abandoned Litter Of Extra-Toed Kittens Has Been Rescued In Birmingham

That’s a lot of toes and more to love.

An Abandoned Litter Of Extra-Toed Kittens Has Been Rescued In Birmingham

Photos by SWNS via Buzzfeed. Follow Cats Protection Birmingham Adoption Centre on Facebook. Contact them on 01564 822 020 or birmingham@cats.org.uk 

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Meet Izzy, a lovely kitty with extra toes and thumbs. She had a rough beginning, but a second chance has made all the difference in her life.

“Izzy was found by a friend of mine at Point Isabel Regional Shoreline. It is a dog park. She was found by the water behind a dumpster, pressed against a rock. Her eyes were crusty and infected. My friend was able to grab her and took her in…once I saw her, I didn’t think I could resist,” said Ellen S. who adopted Izzy into her home with many furry friends. “One of my dogs absolutely loves Izzy.” Her name is  Oki and they are totally inseparable.

Izzy a feral rescue with thumbs, now fitting into her new home like a champ

cute rescue feral cat Izzy with extra toes
©Ellen Soohoo

Smile!

cute rescue feral cat Izzy with extra toes
©Ellen Soohoo

Izzy and her best furiend Oki.

cute rescue feral cat Izzy with extra toes
©Ellen Soohoo

Photos courtesy of ©Ellen Soohoo (more photos of Izzy).

Little Bella, the white polydactyl kitten who was abandoned by her momcat when she was less than a day old. “After three vet visits, countless sleepless nights, and several bouts with digestive upset, Bella finally got over the hump and grew to be our little princess,” said Bella’s human mom.

Bella getting fed every 2 hours round the clock for the first 7 weeks of her life….

cute rescue white kitten bella

Bella sleeping in her box, all cozied up with her cozy heating pad.

cute rescue white kitten bella

Bella and her friend

cute rescue white kitten bella

Bella was introduced to Mimsy, a rescue stray. They instantly bonded…

cute rescue white kitten bella and mimsy

Bella and Mimsy all grown up

cute rescue white cat bella and mimsy

Photos by ©art_school_grrrl.

Booboo the cat with opposable thumbs was born to a feral cat who came to a family’s garden one day and decided that’s where they wanted to call home.

“Their Mother hangs around the community. When Hubbie noticed she was getting bigger he started coaxing her to our garden with dry food. There are many stray dogs roaming around and he did not want to see her get hurt. I tried trapping her. No way would she fall for that. So several weeks later she came wandering thru the garden skinny. We did not see the kittens for several weeks. My garden became their play ground and slowly they got used to humans,” said  Eileen.

“I caught them and worked to socialize them so they can get adopted. 3 out of the 4 kittens are polydactyl. Boo Boo has a forever home with us now.” He also gained two furry friends, Saba and Sunny. “Saba and Boo Boo run crazy thru the house fighting and causing a mess but its a joy to have them be a part of our life. He picked me, and I am so thrilled,” Eileen wrote.

Booboo gives a thumb up

cute stray cat thumb up

cute stray cat thumb up

Booboo all grown up!

cute stray rescued cat

Photos by ©Eileen Corcoran-Olsen.

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Meet Daniel! He has two extra toes on each foot, for a total of 26 toes, which is only two shy of the world record. Amy Rowell from Milwaukee Animal Rescue Center, went to animal control to pick up another cat, when Daniel put his paws through a cage and hit her head.

“He was very clearly saying I need to be rescued, I’d like to be your friend, please pay attention to me,” said Amy.

Daniel and his big mittens

cute rescue cat with 26 toes

He has 26 toes

cute rescue cat with 26 toes

cute rescue cat with 26 toes

cute rescue cat with 26 toes
Daniel has helped his shelter raised enough money to secure financing their new building:

Photos by Milwaukee Animal Rescue Center.

BUB is a very special kitty with a unique face – a pair of big green eyes and a tongue always sticks out. According to the Lil Bub page, she was the runt of a litter from a stray outdoor cat, and came with numerous mutations. Her foster family had a hard time finding her a good home, but one guy from Indiana took her in and now feeds her only the best food and treats her like a queen.

cute bub the dwarf kitty toothless tongue out

“BUB is a ‘perma-kitten’, which means she will stay kitten sized and maintain kitten-like features her entire life. She is also a dwarf, which means her limbs are disproportionately small relative to the rest of her body. She has very short, stubbly legs and a weird, long, serpent-like body. Her lower jaw is very short compared to her upper jaw, and her teeth never grew in (thus, she’s toothless), which is why her tongue is usually hanging out…. BUB is a polydactyl cat… in her case, one extra toe on all of her four paws. Her front paws each have two opposable thumbs. And then of course there are her big, bulging, wonder-filled green eyes. Some think she can see into the future with those things,” said on Lil Bub’s FB page.

Despite BUB’s “deformities”, she is rather healthy and happy. “She may not be able to jump on and off stuff, but she manages by climbing using her 22 claws…. Even though she has no teeth, she has a fierce appetite, and can take down half a bowl of dry food without any problems…. She is just one of nature’s happy accidents.”

Bub the ‘dwarf’ cat with stubby legs and bulging eyes

cute bub the dwarf kitty toothless tongue out

cute bub the dwarf kitty toothless tongue out

Bub loves yogurt! [Video]

She got one extra toe on each paw

cute bub the dwarf kitty polydactyl cat

She is a very happy cat

cute bub the dwarf kitty