A 4-eared cat named Batman gets adopted within hours

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4-Eared Cat Named Batman Gets Adopted Within Hours

By: Sean Dowling

Within just a few hours after being put up for adoption at the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society a black cat found a forever home.

The adoption was unique because, according to the humane society's marketing communications manager, black cats statistically stay at the shelter for a much longer time.

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What's even more rare is the cat himself. Meet Batman, the cat who was born with four ears.

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Meet Batman, the four eared cat.

Posted by Western PA Humane Society on Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Three-year-old Batman's unusual ear count is thought to be from a recessive gene mutation from his parents who also both had four ears.

Batman had been unavailable for a few weeks because he was being treated for an upper respiratory infection, which had nothing to do with his extra set of ears.

The humane society says they help over 7,500 homeless pets every year and Batman is one of their latest success stories, after being adopted by a young girl and her mother.

It makes sense, because the little girl loves superheroes.

The adoption center reports that Batman "would do well in a house with or without animals as he came from a house with several animals." Perhaps it's time to get him a sidekick!

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