Janus cat: Port Charlotte kitten born with two faces dies

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A Port Charlotte kitten named Harvey Dent was born with two faces.

 

Port Charlotte, Florida -- UPDATE: 10 News has learned from our news partners WWSB that the kitten born with two-faces died overnight.

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A kitten born in South Florida is turning heads.

Its Port Charlotte owners have named him Harvey Dent, after the Batman comic book character.  Dent is better known by another name, and it explains what makes this feline so special: Two Face.

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The kitten is known as a Janus cat, a rare condition where the animal is born with two faces.  Such cats rarely survive more than a few days, although one made national headlines after celebrating its 12th birthday last year, setting a record in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Our news partners at WWSB report little Harvey Dent is currently doing well and his mother has not rejected the kitten. Harvey will undergo more tests with a vet neurologist later this week.

"We are definitely not going to kill it," Harvey's owner, Nash Hand tells WWSB. "I am not going to let somebody tell me that it needs to be done. It shouldn't be killed just because it is a little different."

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