I agree; there's no reason to pity it, just like there's no reason to pity disabled humans. Actually less reason; because cats don't care if another cat is different, and it probably doesn't have to deal with all the prejudice. (Seriously. I'm autistic and I hate it when people pity me. I'm just me--human like anybody else.)
Originally Posted by Iluvdevons
Whoa - Crazy! Maybe two fetuses fused in the womb??
It happens when an embryo splits to form twins. Either it splits incompletely, or else it splits and then fuses back together sometime later.
It's just like "Siamese twins" in humans. Many human conjoined twins survive; but it's harder for cats because you'd need some serious vet care and people won't pay for it if they figure the cat will probably have a miserable, short life anyhow. There's obviously much more effort made for humans.
(Edit) These girls are famous-- Abigail and Brittany, conjoined twins