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Cat In Oregon Born With Two Heads

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By Paul Johnson

Amity, Oregon (CNN) - An Oregon family got quite a shock when one of their kittens was born with two faces.
Meet "Deucy".
She was born Tuesday morning.
The kitten's owner says despite its unusual appearance, the animal is healthy.
This morning the kids actually found him and came in and said, 'Mom, there's a kitty with two heads.' We took her to the vet and the vet said that her heart beat is great and her nerves her nervous system reacts the way its supposed to when she's touched. He said she definitely has two heads and two craniums they're not exactly sure where they're connected, but she does, They're not sure which side controls which yet. They are connected. She will stay a two-faced kitten.
Cats with the rare congenital disorder are known as "Janus cats."
KGW reports "Deucy" has been rejected by its mother.
The family feeds her warm kitten formula with a syringe every two hours.
They say she is eating well and stronger than the other two kittens that survived their birth.
"Deucy" also has a plush living arrangement, a dresser drawer with heating pads and towels.
The owner hopes she has a long life.


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