If you can offer Porsha a loving new home, email the East Northumberland branch of Cats Protection via firstname.lastname@example.org Porsha the polydactyl
The centre's deputy manager Nicola Jones said: "There is a legend among sailors that polydactyl
cats used to be ships' cats and the extra toes helped them climb the rigging.
The competition offers pounds 1,000 to the polydactyl
cat with the most votes.
Gloucester was a port and so polydactyl
cats thrived in this area.
cats have a genetic mutation, or change to their DNA.
This breed can have six toes on all four feet, otherwise known as polydactyl
The condition, polydactyl
, is hereditary - wonder if any of the other Gallagher clan sport an extra digit?
Karma Farms' "Twisty Cats," bred from polydactyl
(extra-toed) cats, are born tacking front forelegs.
PET PAGE: Nothing to do with parrots, despite the name, this is mainly concerned with cats and Mark Gessner's fascination with moggies who have six toes.
Heartland is waiving adoption fees for all animals who are at least 10 years old, or have been at the shelter for longer than 10 months, or have more than 10 toes on their front paws (polydactyl
Three patients were excluded from the study, as one patient had polydactyl
, one with spinal anomaly, and one with Streeter Syndrome.
Most of the pets have the polydactyl
gene, which means they have six toes.