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"I care not for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it." ~ Abraham Lincoln "An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language." ~ Martin Buber "Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." ~ Anatole France "In the beginning, God created man, but seeing him so feeble, He gave him the cat" ~ Warren Eckstein

Two-Faced Cat Sets World Record

Animal born with two face are very unusual and they usually live for just couple of days, but one cat sets a Guinness world record for the longest living Janus cat. Frank and Louie has a case of craniofacial duplication, an extremely rare congenital condition, a disorder also known as diprosopia which can cause part or all of an individual's face to be duplicated on its head.

Frank and Louie is the name of the cat that holds this new world record. The cat was born on September 8, 1999 with two faces, two mouths, two noses, two normal eyes, and one large non functioning eye in the center. The cat has one brain, so both faces act in unison. Frank and Louie is now 12 years old, the longest living on its condition. The cat's owner is a former veterinary nurse who does not want to be identified.

Councilman criticized for naming his dog Muhammad

California councilman criticized after mentioning in a meeting that he named his dog Muhammad. Councilman Derek Reeve attract media attention, and now criticized by Muslim community and his own colleagues. He said that the comment was not meant be disparaging to Muslims.

Dogs are considered unclean in Muslim culture and calling someone a "dog" is a grave insult, so naming a dog after the Islamic prophet is even worse. And now the Islamic Circle of North America's Southern California chapter wants Reeve to apologize. So far, he did not offer an apology to anyone who might have been offended by the name of his dog.

Drowned dog found tied with barbells

A bull terrier dog found near at Bay Pines Bridge weighted down with two barbells. A fisherman found the rotting body of the dog with a rope wrapped around the dog's waist and at the end of the rope there were two barbells, each about 15 pounds.

A homeless man first spotted dog and asked a fisherman to call 911. The police officer with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty for Animals Tampa Bay went to the scene and retrieved the dog that was in a foot of water. The investigators said that they found a tattoo under the dog's left hind leg, which might help investigators identify the dog's owner.

Authorities are asking who may have information on the dog, its owner or the events that led to the animal being dumped into the water is asked to call the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, 727-582-6200. The public also can contact the SPCA, which encourages people to report animal cruelty. If neglect or abuse of an animal is suspected, contact SPCA Tampa Bay 24 hours a day, at 727-586-3591, ext. 135.

Glow-in-the-dark cats help scientists for AIDS study

Scientists are now using a technique that produced genetically modified cats that might help human and feline medical research. According to a study, cats are like humans and also can develop AIDS. US researcher Eric Poeschla has produced a glowing cats by using a virus to carry a gene, called green fluorescent protein (GFP), into the eggs from which the animals eventually grew. GFP is originally found in jellyfish, which makes the cat glow green under ultraviolet light.

And this GFP isn't the only extra-species gene this cat is carrying, it's also carries a gene called TRIMCyp, which is originally found in monkeys. And for this it might help researchers to combat diseases like HIV/AIDS. According to Eric Poeschla, M.D, the best things about this biomedical research is that it is aimed at benefiting both human and feline health.

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