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26趾猫捧红动物收容所

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小编摘要:一只曾经被遗弃的26趾猫却为一家动物收容所带来了新居。

 

导读:时来运转,一只曾经被遗弃的猫却为一家动物收容所带来了新居。这只叫做丹尼尔的橙白相见的花猫不是一只普通的猫,它有26趾,只是如此,它才为非盈利机构的收容所筹到移至新居的资金。普通猫只有18个脚趾,而这只猫由于基因变异,每个脚上多出了两个脚趾。收容所的工作人员因租金上涨正准备搬家,而丹尼尔的到来,为收容所的搬家募集到了不少的资金,收容所的所长表示,她本计划把丹尼尔送养出去,但现在决定将它留在收容所作为吉祥物。

GREENDALE, Wis. (AP) — In a reversal of fortunes, a once-unwanted cat has come to the rescue of an animal shelter in need of a new home.

However, this orange-and-white tabby named Daniel is no typical cat. He has a near-record 26 toes, a phenomenon that is helping the nonprofit Milwaukee Animal Rescue Center raise money to relocate to a new building.

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.

"I've always been a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and this is definitely the case," said Amy Rowell, owner of Milwaukee Animal Rescue Center in Greendale.

She found Daniel in October at animal control when she went to pick up another cat. As she bent down to that cat's cage, Daniel stuck his paw out and poked her head.

"He was very clearly saying, 'I need to be rescued, I'd like to be your friend, please pay attention to me,'" she said. "And when a sign is that obvious, we tend to not ignore it."

The shelter takes in animals that might otherwise be euthanized.

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

Daniel's 26 toes — two shy of the Guinness World Records number— don't seem to affect his cat activities.

"He runs and he plays and he climbs, he uses a scratching post. He seems to be not bothered by it at all," Rowell said.

 

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2011-12-10 13:07 编辑:颜麦粥
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  • lujiayi715 说:

    饿??啥米,猫竟然有18脚趾,我怎么不知道?????

    2011-12-24 16:19 回复 支持(0) 反对(0) 沙发
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