Daniel, 26-Toed Cat Helps Milwaukee Animal Rescue Center Raise Money For A New Home

By on Dec 10, 2011 in Amazing, Animals, Science, United States, World Comments

Daniel, Guinness World Records 26-toed cat
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Daniel, the Guinness World Records’ 26-toed cat is helping the nonprofit Milwaukee Animal Rescue Center raise money to relocate to a new building, according to reports by several international news sites, December 10, 2011.

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

Milwaukee Animal Rescue Center officials, however, found out their rent at a Milwaukee-area mall was being doubled on Jan. 1. Therefore, the shelter is buying a new building and is seeking small donations of $26 or $1 per toe.

According to reports, the center 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, for them to become even more financially stable.

“I’ve always been a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and this is definitely the case,” Amy Rowell, owner of Milwaukee Animal Rescue Center in Greendale mentioned in a statement.

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

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