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Meet the cat breed that looks like a werewolf

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Posted at 2:59 PM, Nov 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-09 14:59:40-05

Halloween may be over, but that doesn’t mean we’re done with the spooky stuff.

Meet the Lykoi cat, a breed that resembles a werewolf. According to LykoiKitten.com, “The Lykoi Cat is a natural mutation from a domestic shorthair that has the appearance of a werewolf.

“The mutation has occurred in domestic cats over the last 20 years, but to date, no reports of anyone starting a breed have been made,” the site states. “Our founding cats come from two unrelated litters.”

Lykoi cats

PHOTO: Lykoi cats Facebook

Since the Internet is made for cats, the Lykoi have been a hit there. There has also been lots of debate over whether the breed is “cute or creepy.”

Veterinarian Johnny Gobble and his wife, Brittney, reportedly first bred them in 2010 and noticed that the cats lacked hair on part of their faces, contributing to their werewolf resemblance.

Gobble told The Daily Mail that his colleague Patti Thomas came up with the breed’s name.

“The Lykoi Cat’s name was the inspiration of Patti,” he said. “She said Lykoi was the Greek word for wolf, and we all thought it was very fitting — ‘wolf cat.’ ”

The cats are said to act more like dogs, and they don’t come cheap. Fees to adopt the kittens run from about $1,500 to $2,500.