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The Intersexed Pomeranian Puppy Who Underwent Genital Surgery

Red, a Pomeranian puppy in San Bernardino born with both male and female partially formed genitalia, was saved from being put down when a one Patti Harris donated $1,165 to pay for the dog’s the dog undergo surgery. “The condition is so rare that published data do not include an estimated percentage of the pet population with the condition. Veterinarians see it once in a 30-year-old career, if at all, said San Bernardino veterinarian Marc DiCarlo.” Red is biologically male, and now has no reproductive organs. And he’s ready to be adopted! [Press Enterprise]

By:           John Rogers
On:           Aug 8, 2010
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  • 13 Comments
    • Christopher in VA
      Christopher in VA

      What the F*CK?! Why? Why did this DOG need gender reassignment surgery?

      Aug 8, 2010 at 2:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • pete
      pete

      Hopefully it won’t be long before someone adopts him. He’s as cute as a bug in a rug!

      Aug 8, 2010 at 2:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Martin81
      Martin81

      @Christopher in VA — Um, if you actually watched the video, it clearly said it was because if it was not performed, it could lead to infection.

      Aug 8, 2010 at 2:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • EdWoody
      EdWoody

      @Martin81: Which is the same argument people give to support human circumcision. Why not wait UNTIL there’s a problem, rather than commit unnecessary surgery just IN CASE there’s a problem?

      Aug 8, 2010 at 3:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • bobbaloo
      bobbaloo

      Because maybe it’s easier to prevent something happening than having to treat it?

      Aug 8, 2010 at 3:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Christopher in VA
      Christopher in VA

      It’s a matter of probability, Bobbaloo. And I honestly don’t know, perhaps the chance of this dog getting an infection because of his natural state WAS overwhelming. But if it wasn’t, then that chance hardly justifies a) $1,165 in expenses or b) gender reassignment ON A DOG. (Note: if that’s how a private individual wants to spend their money, so be it, but it does seem an odd choice for a “preventative” measure which might be more expensive than a treatment.)

      And regarding the video, I can’t get the damn thing to load: I was reacting to Queerty’s blurb, which conveniently neglected to mention the infection bit. So, if the video addresses the above points, then I stand corrected.

      Aug 8, 2010 at 5:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Wonka
      Wonka

      I had a an intersexed beagle and it never occured to my Family to have any thing done about it.

      Aug 8, 2010 at 6:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Syl
      Syl

      Dawww, look at the wittle face! :D

      Aug 8, 2010 at 10:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tjr101
      tjr101

      He’s adorable, hope someone adopts him soon!

      Aug 8, 2010 at 11:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mulletkitty
      mulletkitty

      I hope they give a transperson priority in adoption :)

      Aug 9, 2010 at 9:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael
      Michael

      Who was the big hearted vet that is now $1,100 richer?

      Aug 9, 2010 at 2:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ogre Magi
      Ogre Magi

      reminds me of the “gay dog” story from Australia that was posted here a while back!

      Aug 9, 2010 at 2:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ash
      Ash

      Aww, I hope he finds a home soon. No doubt he will with all the exposure. He’s as cute as can be!

      Aug 10, 2010 at 1:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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