LITTLE NICKY // $50,000 CAT
Little Nicky was the first commercially Cloned Cat in 2004. A Texas woman banked the DNA from her 19 year old pet Nicky who died in 2003. The procedure was performed by a since defunct company in California, Genetic Savings & Clone. The cost was $50.000 dollars.
At the time the Humane Society and animal welfare groups thought the money could have been better spent in saving the millions of cats and dogs that get euthanized every year.
Studies show that not all cloned animals look like the original. Some may not even come close. Little Nickey however looked very much like Nicky, as well as having the same personality.
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