December 11 Face of the Day: Felicia the Cat

Felicia the cat has lots of love to give and some extra toes too.

Felicia is a one year old cat who arrived at the shelter in November with a friend named Fae.

People may notice that his paws are a little bigger than normal, and that’s because he’s a polydactyl cat. Polydactyls are cats born with extra toes on their front or back paws. According to information provided to the shelter, normal cats have five toes on the front paw and four on the back, while polydactyls can have up to eight. The information also indicates that polydactyl cats are popular pets on boats and that they earned the nickname Hemingway cats because author Ernest Hemingway loved them.

In other shelter news, Midlands has just launched its annual Bark Friday fundraising campaign. They have a goal of $50,000 this year and they are asking area animal lovers to participate by the end of 2022. Cash, check and credit card donations can be made at the shelter, 1020 Railroad Ave., or on their website. .

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More information about promotion, volunteering and giving opportunities can be found at or by calling 712-396-2270. Like their Facebook page to follow the daily news of the refuge. The shelter can also be found @midlandshumane on Twitter and @midlandshumanesociety on Instagram.