A tabby kitten named Bettie Bee was born with two faces survived the odds to live for 16 days.
On Friday, unfortunately, her luck ran out. The two-faced, three-eyed, two-mouthed kitten died at 16 days old, living 16 days longer than expected.
Newsweek reports that ,on December 20, Bettie Bee was born in South Africa .
However, Bettie Bee’s deformity meant she couldn’t nurse on her own. The original cat-owner brought the two-faced tabby to a local rescuer who is known for taking in special needs kittens.
According to an email interview withNewsweek, the rescuer said she was growing like a normal kitten. However, a few days after her story of survival went viral, Bettie Bee came down with pneumonia, according to the official page’s Facebook post.
The rescuer treated the pneumonia, but then the kitten vomited and inhaled more liquid. The rescuer decided it was time to take her to a veterinarian to be euthanized.
“She was struggling and I said to myself from the beginning I would not let her suffer,” the rescuer wrote on Facebook. “For 16 days I gave my all and so did she, I would do it all over again, she deserved to have a chance at life but sadly it was not meant to be.”
When Newsweek asked the rescuer for comment, she declined, saying she needed time to grieve.