Key West Florida has a city law prohibiting more than four domestic animals per household.  But the historic Hemingway house has 50 feline residents. 

There is good news, though, for the celebrated six-toed cats.  City officials have settled the cat fight, siding with the former Hemingway home, and allowing the cats to stay.

The new ordinance reads in part, “The cats reside on the property just as the cats did in the time of Hemingway himself. They are not on exhibition in the manner of circus animals. … The City Commission finds that family of polydactyl Hemingway cats are indeed animals of historic, social and tourism significance.”

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