This furball is a glorious master
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.