‘Miracle’ puppy born with six legs and two tails: ‘She is doing well’

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A cat may have nine lives, but this adorable pooch has six legs.

A puppy in Oklahoma is beating the odds after being born with six legs and two tails, reported UPI.

The border collie and Australian shepherd mix, named Skipper, is believed to be the first canine to be born alive with that many appendages.

"This is a miracle named Skipper. Literally," Neel Veterinary Hospital in Oklahoma wrote in a Facebook post. "She has survived longer than we suspect any other canine has (at just 4 days old - published research does not indicate one has been born alive) with her combination of congenital conditions. You might notice she looks a little different - 6 legs!"

According to the hospital, Skipper was born with congenital conjoining disorders called monocephalus dipygus and monocephalus rachipagus dibrachius tetrapus, which means she has two pelvic regions, two lower urinary tracts, two reproductive systems, two tails and six legs.

While she also has signs of Spina bifida on her spine, doctors said her organs appear to be in “great shape.”

“All of her legs move and respond to stimulus just like a normal puppy,” the hospital added. “It's possible she may need physical therapy and assistance with mobility as she gets older. She is doing well at home now.”

Skipper is back with her owners, who have started a Facebook page for the pup so fans can monitor her progress.

There’s also a GoFundMe campaign to contribute to Skipper’s medical bills as she may need surgery down the line.

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