Hermaphrodite cat to get gender surgery

A cat in Canada will get gender assignment surgery after veterinarians made an unusual discovery – the cat is a hermaphrodite, meaning it has both male and female parts. The owner said her daughter brought the cat, Mittens, home thinking it was a sick stray that had been abandoned by its owner.


She took Mittens to a local veterinarian, and received the news after an examination in October. The cat has both male and female parts, and the veterinarian recommends Mittens be assigned a male gender. Mittens has bowel issues and problems urinating as a result of its dual gender.

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The veterinarian says Mittens needs to be both spayed and neutered, and then have reconstructive surgery once a gender is assigned.

Source: CBS news