This unique cat quickly won the heart of her savior in just a week of age.
A cat owner in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, was stunned to find that four newborn noses, not three, were actually being sniffed around her house after the cat gave birth to three healthy kittens last week.
She focused her attention on one of the kittens and saw that she had three eyes, two noses and two mouths at birth due to a very unusual congenital disorder called craniofacial duplication, which duplicates some facial features in the womb.
Contrary to popular belief, the little kitty, which was named Bettie Bee, was healthy. She had two mouths, which made it difficult to take care of the baby, but she realized that she had to find someone to help her raise her.
Bettie Bee quickly won her savior’s heart at just a week old, and she does the same with everyone who sees her on social media. When she was younger, she fell in love with everyone.
Anonymous rescuer Bettie Bee told The Dodo:
“She was born on December 12, and the next morning I went to look for her. When I took her to the vet that day, her initial recommendation was to euthanize her. However, at the time she was a living one-day-old girl”.
We couldn’t wait to try. She also succeeded. Because rescuer Bettie Bee has received so many emails and friend requests about her, she has made the decision to create a fan page for her, where new information will be posted as the cat develops.
Some animals with this trait die shortly before or immediately after birth, while other animals live happy and healthy lives. Frankenlouie, the two-faced cat, lived to be 15 years old.