|Bert (left) and Ernie (right) have Syndactylism|
The condition is different to the more frequently seen polydactyly - where a cat can have extra toes on their paws.
|Bert has some of his toes fused together|
“Although very rare, complex Syndactylism – the form which tends to be seen in cats - appears to cause minimal to no discomfort so treatment is generally not recommended,” said Jennifer MacVicar, Cats Protection’s Central Veterinary Officer.
|Ernie is being monitored to make sure his toes aren't causing any discomfort|
The kittens were believed to be under two weeks old when they were found in Wakefield in mid-May.
There was no sign of their mother when they were discovered so the charity believes it’s possible she may have rejected them.
|Bert and Ernie will be rehomed when they are eight weeks old|
Bert and Ernie will be monitored by the charity’s vets until they are ready to find a new home.
If you would like to donate towards the care of Bert and Ernie, you can find out how at www.cats.org.uk/gildersome
To find cats looking for homes in your area, visit www.cats.org.uk/adopt-a-cat