AMITY, Ore --- There was a rare birth in Amity, Oregon Tuesday morning that looks like it may have a happy ending. A tiny kitten was born with two faces, but one body and an apparently healthy set of organs.
The kitten s owner Stephanie Durkee took the rare kitten to the vet, who checked her out and found everything in working order. There s also nothing wrong with the newborn's lungs as she s very vocal, according to Durkee.
The unusual female kitten was named Deucy. She was born at 6:11 a.m. on June 11 under the Gemini astrological sign. Durkee said she can t help but wonder about the double coincidences surrounding Deucy s birth.
The rare baby has been rejected by her mother, so Durkee is feeding her warmed kitten formula every two hours with a syringe. She says she s eating well and is stronger than the other two kittens that survived their birth. Deucy stays in a dresser drawer with a heating pad and towels.
Durkee plans to keep her rare kitten and hopes she has a long life. Cats with two faces are known as Janus cats. Durkee's vet told her he s aware that four of five Janus kittens live to adulthood with the oldest known living to 12 years old.