Saturday, August 18, 2007

Two-faced cat

2faced cat When people first see Frank and Louie they “paws” and do a double take.

He is one cat with two faces — and two names. The soft, fluffy feline belongs to a Millbury woman named Marty, who has asked us not to use her last name because she fears a crush of publicity, like that which surrounded the recent birth of a kitten with two faces in Ohio.

Cats with two faces are extremely rare, veterinarians say. Most die within days of being born.

of the other cases I looked up on the Web were autopsy cases,” Marty said. Her cat is an exception. He is six years old.

The cat has two mouths, two noses and two working eyes. A third eye in the middle is not functional. Marty named her cat “Frank and Louie” so each face would have a name. Only one mouth, the one on the cat’s right side — or Frank’s side — is connected to an esophagus, so Frank gets all the food.


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