$26 for 26: Polydactyl Cat Daniel Helps Shelter

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Daniel cat is asking friends of the Milwaukee Animal Rescue Center , plus area residents and animal lovers everywhere to donate $1 for each of his 26 toes, to help the rescue raise $40,000 for a needed relocation. The mall where MARC is currently located did not offer to renew the organization’s lease, so they needs to secure another home in order to continue their work helping area animals. MARC needs to raise the money by November 15 to assure a smooth transition.

Not surprisingly, the beautiful boy with the impressive paws has become quite popular in recent days, since the launch of the novel campaign. The center expects that he will have no trouble being adopted; meanwhile he is helping to raise both awareness and money so the center can continue to help other cats and dogs. Daniel is a recent arrival to MARC; he has 7 toes on each of his front paws, and 6 toes on each of his back paws.

Staff say that even if they have not secured a new building by the time they must vacate the mall location, they will continue their work. They have issued a statement reassuring the community that all of the animals in their case are safe from euthanasia. The animals will go to foster homes, if necessary.

The center’s mission is “to place homeless animals into loving, permanent homes as well as to provide community outreach programs in order to secure a better future for all companion animals.” Most of their cats and dogs come from high-kill animal control agencies and humane societies throughout the state. MARC rarely euthanizes, and does so only in circumstances of  extreme and untreatable illness, and behavioral issues which cannot be address by behavioral experts. The current program has adoptable cats in residence at the storefront shelter, with young and infirm cats in foster care. The dogs live with foster families, and come to the Center on regular visits, though adoptions are scheduled by appointment. The organization operates with a combination of minimal paid staff  assisted by volunteers.

MARC invites those who wish to help to  “Visit the Donate Page link of our website! All funds raised will be used to help facilitate the new property purchase!”

2 thoughts on “$26 for 26: Polydactyl Cat Daniel Helps Shelter”

  1. Daniel is a very beautiful and gorgeous looking cat I just love this story and and the picture that it goes along with it to.

  2. Hello,

    My wife and I have several polydactyl cats including one with 25 claws (1 short of Daniel and two short of the world record). We love our cats but we ran into a problem: my wife and I are splitting up after nearly 22 years together. Our new apartments do not allow any pets (sadly, those were the only apartments we could afford).

    We are in the Montreal area. Could you suggest someone who could “rescue” these great cats or help us find homes for them ?

    Thank you for your time and trouble

    Andre Bordeleau

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