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

oldest sheep

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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