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Some of you may remember these adorable polydactyl kittens who were looking for new homes a few weeks back?
Well the good news is that the kittens are giving us a huge thumbs-up as four of the five kittens have gone to loving new homes.
The five-month-old kittens, known as polydactyl or “mitten” cats, were discovered abandoned in a back garden in February before being taken to Blue Cross.
Andy Gillon, Blue Cross Centre Manager, says: “We might get the odd cat with an extra toe, but to get an entire litter of polydactyl cats is really unusual. Cats normally have 18 toes but all the kittens in this litter have extra digits – one even has 26 toes!”
The kittens, named Norris, Murdock, Angus, Rodric and Kai, were born outside and because they missed out on early socialisation, they were extremely nervous and didn’t enjoy interacting with people.
Andy says: “Our staff and volunteers spent a lot of time with them, building their confidence and getting them used to human company, and they have come such a long way. We hope they will continue to blossom into happy, confident cats in their new homes.”
Four of the kittens have now found homes but Angus (pictured front right in the above photo), is still looking for his forever home. For more information about him, you can visit his Blue Cross rehoming page.