Key West Commission Moves to Protect Ernest Hemingway's Famed 6-Toed Cats





KEY WEST, Fla. — City officials have sided with Ernest Hemingway's former home and its celebrated six-toed felines in its catfight with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The Key West City Commission exempted the home from a city law prohibiting more than four domestic animals per household. About 50 cats live there.

The house has been locked in a dispute with the USDA, which claims the museum is an "exhibitor" of cats and needs a special license, a clwriteaim the home disputes.


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