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4-eared cat named 'Batman' up for adoption in Pennsylvania

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Daniel Uria
Batman, a 4-eared cat, was placed up for adoption in Pennsylvania after being treated for an unrelated illness. The Western Pennsylvania Humane Society said Batman is very friendly and would do well in most homes. 
 Screen capture/Western PA Humane Society/Facebook
Batman, a 4-eared cat, was placed up for adoption in Pennsylvania after being treated for an unrelated illness. The Western Pennsylvania Humane Society said Batman is "very friendly" and would do well in most homes. Screen capture/Western PA Humane Society/Facebook

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- A cat born with four ears due to a rare genetic mutation has been placed up for adoption in Pennsylvania.

The Western PA Humane Society shared video of the 3-year-old cat, named Batman, who had not been previously available for adoption as he was being treated for an unrelated illness.

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"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!" Managing Director of the Western PA Humane Society Hala Nuemah said. "We are excited Batman is feeling better and look forward to him finding his forever home."

Some believe the mutation, which has been documented back to 1938, is the result of a recessive gene passed on by both parents having four ears.

The Humane society described Batman as good tempered and said he would fit well in most homes.

"Batman would do well in a house with or without animals as he came from a house with several animals," they wrote. "He is a very friendly and love cheek rubs."

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