Frankenlouie, or Frank and Louie, had an extraordinary tale. A breeder had planned to euthanize him in 1999, but he was saved and taken to Tuffs University in North Grafton. This feline was unique as he was a Janus cat, named after the Roman god with two faces. Despite not having a long expected lifespan, a vet nurse named Marty Stevens decided to adopt him and Frank and Louie lived for another 15 years, to everyone’s surprise. Sadly, he passed away at Tuffs University on Thursday after battling cancer. In 2012, he made headlines when he broke the Guinness World Record as the oldest surviving Janus cat. Despite his unusual condition, he lived a remarkable life.
It’s with a heavy heart to announce that Frankenlouie, the oldest Janus cat in the world, has left us on December 4th, 2014, at the age of 15 due to cancer. We will always remember this lovable feline with two faces, and may it rest in peace.
Marty Stevens, who owns the establishment, recently informed us with a heavy heart that the person who held the world record has passed away while receiving treatment at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in Grafton, Massachusetts.
Marty Stevens, who took care of Frank and Louie, an adorable feline with two faces, recently shared a picture of her beloved pet on social media. Sadly, the cat was diagnosed with cancer and passed away shortly after. Most Janus cats are usually born with defects that make them unlikely to survive beyond a few days, but Frank and Louie defied all odds and even made it to the Guinness World Records as the longest-living Janus cat. Initially, Stevens, a veterinary nurse, was supposed to put Frank and Louie down when a breeder brought him to her attention, but she decided to look after him at home instead, ensuring he received nourishment through tubes in both mouths. Despite his unique condition, Frank and Louie remained spirited and enjoyed taking leisurely walks through their neighborhood.
Hi! In 1999, a breeder was planning to put down a Janus cat. However, a veterinary nurse named Stevens intervened and decided to adopt the one-of-a-kind feline instead.
Frankenlouie was an extraordinary cat who managed to lead a normal life despite being blind in his center eye. It was astonishing that both of his outer eyes worked perfectly well, and he had only one brain despite having two noses and mouths. However, Stevens, Frankenlouie’s owner, is now devastated by the loss of her beloved pet of 15 years. She recalls how he fell ill during Thanksgiving and had to be taken to the Tuffs University clinic, where the vet recommended euthanasia due to his excruciating pain. Despite her grief, Stevens is open to finding another Janus cat like Frankenlouie to keep her company once again. “I’d love to do it again,” she said.