Frankenlouie was a rare Janus cat that lived to old age despite the congenital condition being fatal for most cats with the same condition.
The world’s oldest two-faced cat, known as Frankenlouie or Frank and Louie, has passed away at the age of 15 due to cancer. This special feline was born with a rare condition called craniofacial duplication, which caused him to have two mouths, two noses, and three eyes. Despite this condition being fatal for most cats, Frank and Louie defied the odds and even earned a spot in the Guinness World Records for being the longest-surviving two-faced cat. Unfortunately, his condition worsened over Thanksgiving, and he had to be put down. His owner, Martha Stevens, expressed her sadness about his passing to the Telegram of Worcester in Massachusetts.
According to the newspaper, Ms Stevens shared that the veterinarians advised her that the cat was in pain and possibly afflicted with a severe form of cancer. Despite having only one functional side of his mouth, “Frank’s” side, and a non-functioning central eye, “Louie” and Frank lived like any other cat and exceeded the typical lifespan of felines. Ms Stevens expressed that despite his unusual appearance, he was a very friendly cat who would always win people over. Though she is still saddened by his passing, she shared with the Telegram that she would gladly adopt another Janus cat, even though their survival odds are against them.