Cats with extra claws

Polydactyl cats are born with an extra claw. This genetic trait is mostly found in the USA and Canada where they were traditionally used as ship's cats.In Europe these cats were considered unlucky and associated with witchcraft as a result they have largely died out. A recent example was found in Birmingham UK at the Cats Protection Birmingham Adoption Centre and have been successfully homed with Sue and John Dudley in Northfield.

A six clawed paw

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