A cat had been hanging around a pub in Wokingham and a local resident got in touch with a local cat rescue to ask for help in trapping him.
As the rescue was too busy one of our supporters took a trap over and it wasn’t long before it was caught and brought to CLAWS.
We called him MONTY. We took him to the vet for a check-up. He is a beautiful black boy with white paws about 3 years old.
We arranged for him to be neutered, vaccinated and blood tested. It was then that the vet told us that he is polydactyl.
Most cats have 18 toes; five toes on each of their front feet, and four on the back. Polydactyl (Greek for 'many digits') have six toes on their front paws and four on each of their back paws. This is because they are born with an abnormal, dominant genetic mutation called polydactylism which is not uncommon among cats.