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
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 www.battersea.org.uk.