Kitten Born With Two Faces Dies

Her face, like some unreal psychedelic vision, was split into two. There were two noses, two mouths and four eyes, all coming up from one tiny body.

The kitten, called Two Face because of her condition, was born on Tuesday of last week in a litter of six, and seemed to be defying nature simply by living. The condition she was born with, called diprosopus, is a rare congenital defect that leaves little chance of survival.But Two Face, after living a seemingly healthy life for two days, died on Thursday inexplicably. Her owners, Jeffrey and Tammy Oxley of Charleston, West Virginia, have not been able to find out what caused the death.
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World's Ugliest Dog Dies….:(

The ‘World’s Ugliest Dog’ has died at age 17 following a career in show business. Miss Ellie, a small, bug-eyed Chinese Crested Hairless dog whose pimples and lolling tongue helped her win Animal Planet’s “World’s Ugliest Dog” contest in 2009, died according to reports on Thursday.The Mountain Press reported that Ellie starred in shows at the Comedy Barn in Pigeon Forge.

She also appeared on US TV’s Animal Planet cable show “Dogs 101″ and was on billboards and in a commercial.Pigeon Forge Mayor Keith Whaley proclaimed Nov. 12 as “Miss Ellie Day” for her owner’s efforts to raise money for the local humane society. Over the years, Ellie helped raise more than $100,000 for the Sevier County Humane Society.
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Jorge Garcia's Chihuahua Nunu Dies

With the end of Lost comes another end for actor Jorge Garcia: the loss of his precious Chihuahua Nunu.Garcia, who played Hugo/Hurley on the series, posted to his blog, Dispatches from the Island, to announce the sad news on Monday.

“It breaks my heart to tell you that yesterday as we were preparing to all go to the airport Nunu was struck by a car as she crossed the street,” Garcia wrote. “She died in my arms.”Garcia, who was not available for comment, chronicled Nunu’s adventures frequently on the blog, posting photos of his black-and-brown “chiweenie” chewing on toys, sheets, and sometimes even Garcia’s nose. Garcia wrote that in 2005, he had been thinking about rescuing a dog from a Hawaii Humane Society, but a stop at a local pet shop brought about a change of plans. It seems his heart couldn’t resist little Nunu.
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Amali, The Giraffe With A Crooked Neck Dies

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The 5-year-old giraffe who arrived at the Tulsa Zoo last month with a bent neck has died.Zoo veterinarian Dr. Kay Backues said the animal had a broken growth plate in her neck, resulting in damage to her vertebrae, according to the Associated Press. She died shortly after being sedated for an X-ray procedure.

Known as Amali, the 11-ft.-tall female giraffe was intended to breed with a male at the zoo. She had arrived Oct. 18 from Ohio’s Wilds, along with another female. That was when zoo authorities discovered her injury.Zoo spokesman Angela Evans said that staff had been providing Amali with ibuprofen, anti-inflammatory drugs and mild muscle relaxants. Just a week ago the giraffe was “getting around fine,” according to Evans.

“She’s just an amazing animal,” Evans said. “So curious and such a puppy-like quality.”On Thursday, a team from the Oklahoma State Veterinary Health Sciences — including an equine surgeon and a radiologist — helped take X-rays, according to Oklahoma’s NewsOn6.com. The procedure went smoothly, but once finished, the giraffe’s condition deteriorated rapidly despite emergency treatment.


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Lucky, The World's Oldest Sheep, Dies

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Lucky, the world’s oldest sheep, has died after succumbing to the effects of a heatwave in southern Australia. The 23-year-old ewe, recognised by the Guinness Book of Records, died peacefully on her farm at Lake Bolac, 57 miles west of Melbourne, after a short illness. Lucky’s owner Delrae Westgarth says her beloved sheep had found the recent hot weather in Victoria hard to endure.”It’s a relief,” said Mrs Westgarth. “She was good up to that first lot of heatwaves we had. But she went downhill a bit from then.” The Westgarths, who rescued Lucky as a newborn lamb after she was abandoned by her mother, recently invested in air-conditioning for their elderly pet, but even this couldn’t save her.

“We brought her into the shed where she was reared and put air conditioners on her,” according to Mrs Westgarth. “That kept her going a bit longer.” Mrs Westgarth and her husband Frank admitted that looking after their pet sheep – a Polwarth-Dorchester cross — had become almost a full-time job.

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Lucky, The World's Oldest Sheep, Dies

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Lucky, the world’s oldest sheep, has died after succumbing to the effects of a heatwave in southern Australia. The 23-year-old ewe, recognised by the Guinness Book of Records, died peacefully on her farm at Lake Bolac, 57 miles west of Melbourne, after a short illness. Lucky’s owner Delrae Westgarth says her beloved sheep had found the recent hot weather in Victoria hard to endure.”It’s a relief,” said Mrs Westgarth. “She was good up to that first lot of heatwaves we had. But she went downhill a bit from then.” The Westgarths, who rescued Lucky as a newborn lamb after she was abandoned by her mother, recently invested in air-conditioning for their elderly pet, but even this couldn’t save her.

“We brought her into the shed where she was reared and put air conditioners on her,” according to Mrs Westgarth. “That kept her going a bit longer.” Mrs Westgarth and her husband Frank admitted that looking after their pet sheep – a Polwarth-Dorchester cross — had become almost a full-time job.

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Georgia Mascot Uga VII Dies At Age 4

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No matter what college football team you support, this is sad news. Uga VII, the four-year-old English bulldog who has walked the University of Georgia sidelines every game since last year’s season opener, died yesterday, reports CNN.
The purebred pup’s death is attributed to heart-related causes and took everyone by surprise, including his owner, Frank “Sonny” Seiler. “We are all in a state of shock,” Seiler said on the University’s athletics Web site, georgiadogs.com. “We had no warning whatsoever.
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Oldest Cat, Caterack, Dies At 30

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How does one cope with the death of a beloved pet who’s been a constant companion for 30 years? “I have made myself stay real busy to adapt to it,” Alisa Morris, the owner of Caterack, a 30 year-old cat who died last Thursday, told Paw Nation. “It’s been hard and I miss her terribly. I’ve had several animals in my life, but Caterack was the icing on the cake.”

In 1979, Morris adopted a 5-week-old feral kitten found near her mother’s house in Texas. Morris’s mother claimed that there was “something special” about the kitten that was blind in the left eye, and begged Morris to adopt it. Morris agreed, and named the kitty Caterack.Sadly, as Caterack got older she developed kidney problems, then arthritis. Morris started feeding Caterack wet food because it was the only thing the elderly cat could keep down, reports PEOPLEPets.com. In Caterack’s final days, “she wasn’t doing good,” Morris said. “She wasn’t bathing herself or keeping herself clean and she laid down real slow.”
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Baxter, The Oldest Known Working Therapy Dog, Dies

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After a career of bringing peace to critically ill children and adults, Baxter, the oldest known working therapy dog, “eased peacefully from this life” on Friday, according to a posting on his Web site. At 19 years old, the senior pup was the subject of owner Melissa Joseph’s touching book Moments with Baxter and had been certified with Therapy Dogs International for more than five years.

Despite suffering from arthritis and chronic bronchitis for 10 years, Baxter spent several days a week volunteering at the San Diego Hospice, comforting patients. Joseph first met Baxter in 1991 after a friend rescued him. At just 6 months old, the Chow/Labrador mix showed signs of abuse, was infected with heartworms and his teeth were in bad condition. As Baxter got the care he needed, his personality emerged and he soon became her heart, Joseph wrote on her Web site.

In a profile featured on PEOPLEPets.com just two months ago, the life-long dog owner said Baxter was “the most well-behaved, socialized and compliant” dog she’d ever met.

Moments with Baxter, written by Joseph with photos by her husband Dennis Bussey, is a collection of 36 stories of the dog and the patients whose lives he touched. On July 21, he was honored by San Diego County with his own holiday – Baxter Day.

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Eggscruciating! Roberta The Hen Dies After Laying Enormous Egg

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When Chris Schauerman ventured into his chicken coop, the last thing he expected to find was this monster-sized egg.The farmer, from Honeyoye Falls in upstate New York, was stunned to discover the giant, which weighs in at 138g, nestled among the hay. The average hen egg weighs between 35g and 77g.

I just couldn’t believe it. You open up the chicken coop and sitting inside the nest with five other eggs is just this behemoth,’ he said.But the discovery was bittersweet for Mr Schauerman – Roberta, the chicken who had laid the egg, died a few hours afterwards.

‘I came up to the chicken and I nudged her. She was barely able to pick her head up before it fell back down to the ground,’ he said.Mr Schauerman went on: ‘I was pretty excited when I saw it but also kind of sad because I knew the chicken put forth its last effort to give this egg.’The egg – christened Little Roberta – is now destined for an omelette of immense proportions.

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