Meet Frankenkitten (or Frankie, for short)!
This little guy may look a bit different, but he’s been garnering headlines in the media all the same. You see, Frankie is not your average kitty. This amazing 10-week-old rescue cat was discovered hiding under a house in Australia. When his finders approached him, they were sad to discover Frankie had a bad eye— but when they looked at his ears, they were shocked!
This adorable domestic short hair has not one, not two, not three— but FOUR ears!
As mentioned, Frankie was found hiding under a house in Geelong Australia, an area just southwest of Melbourne. He was immediately taken to the Geelong Animal Welfare Society where he was given medical help for his eye. In the end, the eye had to be removed with surgery— but once the little guy was all stitched up, he was just as good as new!
When Georgia Anderson, his new mom, took a look at the little Frankenkitten, she knew she had to take him home.
“He came into GAWS [Geelong Animal Welfare Society] with his brother after being found living under house.”
“He had a very deformed eye which required surgery to remove, but he’s doing well.”
Although Frankie has four little ears, they don’t seem to give him any problems.
No one knows why Frankie has so many ears. Because it is so rare and doesn’t seem to cause any health problems, there hasn’t been much research done on the subject. Georgia confirms, “I’ve researched it to see if it’s a genetic fault but it’s so rare there’s not much written about them.”
I did a quick Google search— and while instances of these 4-eared cats do come up, they do seem to be incredibly rare. For example, there was this 4-eared kitten from Germany in 2004…
A cat named Yoda in 2008…
And this little one, named Lutnik in 2010.
By all accounts, Frankie is happy, healthy and loved by his new family.
He comforts Georgia when she has painful migraines.
And has really bonded to his new human brother Arthur, too.
Who knows what would have happened to Frankie if he wasn’t rescued and taken into a loving home. Sure, he may look a bit different. But this little Frankenkitty gives his family all of the love his little heart has to offer.
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