Many people believe cats have nine lives. This one really has two faces.
This extremely rare two-faced black cat — appropriately named Harvey Dent after the Two-Face character in the Batman series — was born healthy and adorable in Port Charlotte, Fla., this week, WWSB ABC-7 reported.
Naturally, the kitten’s humans, Nash Hand and his wife Amanda Forsythe, couldn’t believe what they saw.
“[She said] ‘What are you talking about? What do you mean two faces?’ I said it has two faces! This cat has two faces!” Hand said, according to the station.
Forsyth told media outlets that the mini kitty has four eyes, two tiny mouths and two noses — and they all seem to work.
“They simultaneously work together, the two faces,” Forsyth said. “When he eats on one side it looks like he is eating on the other. When he meows it comes out of both sides.”
But when the couple asked for help on Craigslist, they received quite the opposite. Forsyth said people told her to kill the cat, that it was a “beast” and an “abomination.” But Forsyth, like Harvey Dent’s mom, plans on raising the kitty despite veterinary bill concerns.
Two-faced cats, called Janus cats after the Roman who had two faces, aren’t born often and have the odds stacked against them due to health problems, Local10.com reports.
But there are plenty of cases of Janus cats living through to old age. In fact, the eldest of the two-faced cats is almost 12 years old, according to Guinness World Records.