AMITY, Ore --- There was a very 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 little baby 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 a very vocal little kitty, according to Durkee.
The unusual female kitten has been named Deucy. She was born at 6:11 a.m. on 6/11 under the Gemini astrological sign. Stephanie can t help but wonder at the double coincidences surrounding Deucy s birth.
The rare baby has been rejected by her mother, so Stephanie 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 is being kept in a dresser drawer with a heating pad and towels.
Stephanie plans to keep her rare kitten, and hopes she has a long life. Cats with two faces are known as Janus cats. Stephanie s vet told her he s aware of only four of five Janus kittens to live to adulthood with the oldest known living to 12 years old..