Quit Hogging All The Fingers!: Daniel The 26-Toed Cat

December 9, 2011

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Daniel is a cat. A cat with a human name. A cat with a human name THAT WAS BORN WITH 26 TOES. Normal cats only have 18 (eight up front), but Daniel the human-named cat, well, he's got two extra on each foot. You lucky dog! "He's a cat." You're an @$$hole.

Normal cats have 18 toes, but Daniel has two extra on each foot due to a genetic mutation called polydactylism.


Officials at the center found out their rent at a Milwaukee-area mall was being doubled on Jan. 1. So, the shelter is buying a new building and is seeking small donations of $26 -- or $1 per toe.

They've collected enough so far to secure the financing with about $80,000 raised since Oct. 24, but they hope to raise $120,000 by Dec. 23 so they can become even more financially stable. About $50,000 of the money raised has come from $26 donations.

Daniel was originally going to be adopted out, but Rowell has decided to keep him as a shelter mascot.

Oh man, I love polydactyl cats. But you know what would be even cooler than a polydactyl cat? A pterodactyl cat mount that you could ride/fly into battle. CAW CAW, meoooooooow.

Hit the jump for two more shots.

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Cat's 26 toes help boost Milwaukee animal shelter [yahoonews]

Thanks to Amber, who agrees it must be a real treat when Daniel kneads your stomach with all those extra digits. OMG, WANT.

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