Two-faced kitten born in Oregon dies

Two-faced kitten born in Oregon dies

Two-faced kitten born in Oregon dies

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Posted on June 13, 2013 at 11:33 AM

Updated Thursday, Jun 13 at 11:35 AM

AMITY, Ore -- A very rare two-faced kitten born in Amity, Ore. Tuesday morning died Thursday, her owners said.

"Deucy" was born with two faces, one body and an apparently healthy set of organs, veterinarians said. But she died Thursday from health complications.

Her owner, Stephanie Durkee, called KGW to say Deucy died peacfully in the morning.

Deucy was rejected by her mother, so Durkee had been feeding her every two hours with a syringe.

Durkee's vet said he was aware of only four of five such kittens, known as "Janus cats," to live to adulthood, with the oldest known living to 12 years old.

There were two other kittens in the litter that survived.

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