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Issue 88 - November 2008 - Page 10

Pages in this month's issue:
  1. Product Barcode Country Identification
  2. Brown Recluse Spider Bite Warning
  3. Australian Tax Refund Scam Email
  4. Help Find Missing Child Andrew John Thompson
  5. Bloody Mary Curse Chain Email
  6. Bogus Warning - Australian Pythons and Venomous Snakes Are Interbreeding
  7. Evan Trembley Missing Child Hoax
  8. Pastor Removal from Television - Petition Number 2493
  9. Flower And Wine Delivery Credit Card Scam Warning
  10. Two Faced Kitten
  11. Famous Violinist Joshua Bell Plays At Metro Station
  12. Moving Rocks at Racetrack Playa, Death Valley
  13. Quick And Easy Survey Phishing Scam

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Two Faced Kitten

Summary:
Email claims that an attached photograph shows a kitten with two faces born in Perth, Western Australia (Full commentary below).



Status:
True

Example:(Submitted, December 2008)
Subject: Two-faced kitten

Cool! Two headed kitten

This two-faced kitten was born in Perth, Western Australia...

Two Faced Kitten




Commentary:
According to this email forward, an attached photograph depicts a kitten that was born with two faces. The message claims that the kitten was born in the Western Australian city of Perth.

The photograph is genuine. Images and information about the kitten have made their way to news sites around the world. Bloggers have also been quick to pick up the story. The two faced kitten was indeed born in Perth in November 2008. A November 20 article about the kitten published in The Age notes:
A two-headed kitten born yesterday has left vets baffled.

The kitten's mother was taken to the Swan Veterinary Clinic in Perth after suffering complications while in labour.

Community Newspapers photographer Matthew Poon happened to be at the vet's for an unrelated visit and snapped the amazing images of the kitten.

There were three kittens in the litter, but only one has the unique deformity.

The kitten eats out of just one mouth because of a cleft palate, but both mouths meow simultaneously.
Sadly, the kitten died just a few days after its birth. A 22nd November Brisbane Times article reports:
The Perth kitten which made international headlines this week because it was born with two faces, has reportedly died overnight.

The three-day-old male kitten died after asphyxiating on fluid in its lungs.

It was reported the kitten was taken home from the Swan Veterinary Clinic yesterday to be with its mother before it died.
More images of the kitten are available on the inMyCommunity website



References:
Two-faced kitten born in Perth
Perth's two-faced kitten loses its battle
inMyCommunity - Two-Faced Kitten

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Issue 88 Start Menu

Pages in this month's issue:
  1. Product Barcode Country Identification
  2. Brown Recluse Spider Bite Warning
  3. Australian Tax Refund Scam Email
  4. Help Find Missing Child Andrew John Thompson
  5. Bloody Mary Curse Chain Email
  6. Bogus Warning - Australian Pythons and Venomous Snakes Are Interbreeding
  7. Evan Trembley Missing Child Hoax
  8. Pastor Removal from Television - Petition Number 2493
  9. Flower And Wine Delivery Credit Card Scam Warning
  10. Two Faced Kitten
  11. Famous Violinist Joshua Bell Plays At Metro Station
  12. Moving Rocks at Racetrack Playa, Death Valley
  13. Quick And Easy Survey Phishing Scam