A hermaphroditic kitty, found on the streets of New Foundland, Canada, is about to go under the knife for gender reassignment surgery. The mother of the girl who saved the cat, Colleen Clarke-Murphy, wanted it to have a female gender, but the vet recommended it be male. Normally, this is the part of the post where I’d get all shouty, demanding LET MITTENS BE THE INTERSEXED! STOP PLAYING GOD! HERMAPHRODITES ARE PEOPLE TOO! But it turns out the operation is totally necessary as the cat has trouble going to the bathroom in its current state, soooo. Carry on.
“I think it’s got both personalities, so it really don’t matter which sex we go with,” Clark-Murphy said to CBC News.
The operation will cost $1,500, and the family is selling old items on Facebook to raise money to pay for it.
Before the surgery it has to be both spayed and neutered. (via the DW)