Meet Nanny McPhee-the rare cat with two noses
Cats are famously said to have nine lives. But one cat has become famous for another numerical reason – its two noses.
The “one-of-a-kind” double-snouted moggy has been taken in by Cats Protection’s Warrington Adoption Centre.
Staff at the centre, in Cheshire, have named her Nanny McPhee – after the fictional film character with a distinctively shaped nose.
Staff initially believed the four-year-old feline had one large nose.
However, a check-up from veterinary staff revealed it to be two.
“A cat with two noses is a first for us in the field vet team,” says Fiona Brockbank, a senior field veterinary officer at Cats Protection.
“This is a real rarity and, thankfully, it isn’t causing her any problems at all.”
Ms Brockbank says Nanny McPhee has what doctors call a “congenital malformation”.
These conditions are commonly referred to as “birth defects” because they develop inside the womb.