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Aug 11, 2016 03:59 AM EDT
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According to a local report, the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society who has been taking care of the cat is asking to help the cat find its permanent home.

The cat, fondly called "Batman," was born with a rare genetic condition, which is why he appears to have two ears on each side of the face.

"As an open door shelter, we take in and care for any animal brought to us. Just when you think you've seen it all, a four eared cat comes in the door! We are excited Batman is feeling better and look forward to him finding his forever home," said Hala Nuemah, Managing Director of the Western PA Humane Society in a Facebook post.

WPHS added that "Batman" is so rare that his same kind has been documented at least way back in 1938 in Ashtabula, Ohio.

Batman, who is now three years old, was brought to the shelter by its original owner, saying he can no longer take care of the cat.

The shelter recently put him for adoption as he had been going treatment for the past months because of his acquired respiratory sickness.

A brief history of domesticated cats, provided by Smithsonian Mag says cats have been living with humans for as far back as 12,000 years ago and that all house cats descended from a Middle Eastern wildcat, Felis sylvestris.

On Aug. 8, International Cat Day was celebrated. And just in time for the conventional holiday, a long lost species of cat has been found, the Arabian sand cats (Felis margarita harrisoni).

Aresearch conducted from March to December 2015 discovered three individual cats spotted in in Baynouna Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The discovery was detailed in a journal publsiehd in the European Journal of Wildlife Research.

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