Missing five-fingered cat returned to Welling owners thanks to her unique paws

PUBLISHED: 10:45 10 December 2013 | UPDATED: 10:45 10 December 2013

Misty, 12, who has been reunited with her owners after they saw her on Battersea's website

Misty, 12, who has been reunited with her owners after they saw her on Battersea's website


A missing moggy has been reunited with her Welling owners for Christmas - thanks to her extra thumbs.

Five-fingered tabby Misty, 12, vanished in May this year, but while browsing on the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home website for a new feline friend last week, Richard and Barbara Ray came across an image of their unique pet.

Mr Ray said: “We are so thrilled to have found Misty, we searched everywhere for her when she went missing but assumed she had been killed by a fox.

“I was looking on Battersea’s website for a cat and there she was with all her fingers and thumbs. We knew immediately it was her because there aren’t many cats who can give you a thumbs up.”

Misty, who has an extra thumb on all of her paws, was brought into the rescue centre by a couple who took the cat in in May, thinking she was a stray.

They decided they could no longer care for her.

Like 90 per cent of cats who are handed in at Battersea, the tabby did not have a microchip.

For more information on the centre, visit


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