Des the polydactyl cat may be a record holder in the UK. Why? He has 26 toes. (A polydactyl cat is a cat that has more than the usual number of toes on one or all of its paws.)
His front paws have 7 toes each and his rear paws have 6 toes each. Des’s owner said that she found the cat on her doorstep and the first thing that she noticed was his big paws. She says that: “he is a bit temperamental - if you know him you are okay but Des can be quite quick with his paws and leave a nasty scratch because he has so many claws.”
There is confusion over just who is the world’s record holder for a polydactyl cat. The world record may belong to a cat named Mickey Mouse that had 32 toes. But there are doubts about this 1974 record because Mickey had a “double paw” condition and may not have been a pure polydactyl. In 2002, the Canadian Press reported that a cat named Bobbi had 28 toes, so he may be the real record holder.