Hemingway Polydactyl Rescue Information: A Polydactyl Cat is a cat with a genetic mutation resulting in additional toes, typically occurring on both front paws or on all four paws. The most popular type of Polydactyl Cat is the Maine Coon Polydactyl. Polydactyl Cats are typically intelligent and playful. This breed is well suited to homes with children and/or dogs. Polydactyls are affectionate, gentle family companions.
Hemingway Polydactyl Trivia: Polydactyls are also called Mitten Cats. Some Polydactyls can open latches. Some Polydactyls can catch with one paw. Polydactyls were once put to death because they were considered to be witch cats. Polydactyls were beloved and made famous by Ernest Hemingway, whose home in Key West now houses more than sixty descendents of his Polydactyl cats that have remained on his estate since his death in 1961.