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UPDATE Cat's 26 toes earn dough to save shelter

Post by Matthe » Sat, 17 Dec 2011 08:16:01



This furball is a glorious master

http://animaltracks.today.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/12/15/9468206-cats...

Last week we told you about Daniel, the rescued cat who was returning the
favor by helping his owner save her Milwaukee animal shelter. Amy Rowell was
touring an animal control center when Daniel caught her eye by holding up a
paw with two extra toes.
In fact, Daniel has a total of 26 toes - only two short of the Guinness
record - due to a genetic mutation called polydactylism (most cats have only
18). And when Rowell needed help to rescue her own animal rescue center, all
26 of them came in handy.
Unable to afford its raised rent at a suburban mall, the Milwaukee Animal
Rescue Center needed to buy a new building. To raise the necessary funds,
Rowell solicited $26 donations - $1 for each of Daniel's tootsies.
Donors opened their hearts and their wallets, and $125,000 poured in within
the space of just six weeks, the Associated Press reports - $5,000 more than
the goal. And most of it came in the form of $26 donations.
So Daniel the rescued cat rescued his rescuer, and now she can pay it
forward by saving other animals. But Rowell still welcomes donations - she
hopes to raise $230,000 more to pay off the mortgage.

 
 
 

UPDATE Cat's 26 toes earn dough to save shelter

Post by jmcquow » Sat, 17 Dec 2011 09:27:46



Quote:
> This furball is a glorious master

> http://animaltracks.today.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/12/15/9468206-cats...

> Last week we told you about Daniel, the rescued cat who was returning the
> favor by helping his owner save her Milwaukee animal shelter. Amy Rowell
> was touring an animal control center when Daniel caught her eye by holding
> up a paw with two extra toes.
> In fact, Daniel has a total of 26 toes - only two short of the Guinness
> record - due to a genetic mutation called polydactylism (most cats have
> only 18). And when Rowell needed help to rescue her own animal rescue
> center, all 26 of them came in handy.
> Unable to afford its raised rent at a suburban mall, the Milwaukee Animal
> Rescue Center needed to buy a new building. To raise the necessary funds,
> Rowell solicited $26 donations - $1 for each of Daniel's tootsies.
> Donors opened their hearts and their wallets, and $125,000 poured in
> within the space of just six weeks, the Associated Press reports - $5,000
> more than the goal. And most of it came in the form of $26 donations.
> So Daniel the rescued cat rescued his rescuer, and now she can pay it
> forward by saving other animals. But Rowell still welcomes donations - she
> hopes to raise $230,000 more to pay off the mortgage.

Wonderful they got the new space!  I wish I could help with the donations.
Unfortunately I can't.  Daniel is a gorgeous cat!

Jill

 
 
 

UPDATE Cat's 26 toes earn dough to save shelter

Post by Christina Websel » Sun, 18 Dec 2011 02:40:19



Quote:



>> This furball is a glorious master

>> http://animaltracks.today.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/12/15/9468206-cats...

>> Last week we told you about Daniel, the rescued cat who was returning the
>> favor by helping his owner save her Milwaukee animal shelter. Amy Rowell
>> was touring an animal control center when Daniel caught her eye by
>> holding up a paw with two extra toes.
>> In fact, Daniel has a total of 26 toes - only two short of the Guinness
>> record - due to a genetic mutation called polydactylism (most cats have
>> only 18). And when Rowell needed help to rescue her own animal rescue
>> center, all 26 of them came in handy.
>> Unable to afford its raised rent at a suburban mall, the Milwaukee Animal
>> Rescue Center needed to buy a new building. To raise the necessary funds,
>> Rowell solicited $26 donations - $1 for each of Daniel's tootsies.
>> Donors opened their hearts and their wallets, and $125,000 poured in
>> within the space of just six weeks, the Associated Press reports - $5,000
>> more than the goal. And most of it came in the form of $26 donations.
>> So Daniel the rescued cat rescued his rescuer, and now she can pay it
>> forward by saving other animals. But Rowell still welcomes donations -
>> she hopes to raise $230,000 more to pay off the mortgage.

> Wonderful they got the new space!  I wish I could help with the donations.
> Unfortunately I can't.  Daniel is a gorgeous cat!

He certainly is.  Rather than him being retained by the shelter to make
money for them, I'd like to see him go to his one true home by being adopted
by someone who doesn't care how many toes he has.
Tweed
 
 
 

UPDATE Cat's 26 toes earn dough to save shelter

Post by Lesle » Sun, 18 Dec 2011 05:41:30


On Dec 16, 9:40?am, "Christina Websell"

Quote:

> He certainly is. ?Rather than him being retained by the shelter to make
> money for them, I'd like to see him go to his one true home by being adopted
> by someone who doesn't care how many toes he has.

 I read it that she saw him at an animal control place and adopted him

Lesley

Slave of the Fabulous Furballs