Extremely rare case, this shelter cat without reproductive organs is neither male nor female and is looking for a loving family - THECHOWANIECS.COM

Extremely rare case, this shelter cat without reproductive organs is neither male nor female and is looking for a loving family

A young cat that recently arrived at a UK shelter was found to have been born sexless. A first for the association and its vets, who hope to get him adopted quickly and thus give him the opportunity to know the love of the family.

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Hope is an almost 4 month old kitten whose gender is currently unknown. In fact, he probably doesn’t have any at all, as the vets who have examined him have not found any genitalia in him. Information reported by The Guardian Monday, November 7.

On arrival at the association’s shelter Cat protection on Warrington, in northwest England, staff initially thought they were dealing with a woman. After the initial review, the research structure team was amazed to find it Hope had no external reproductive organs.

Illustration of the article: An extremely rare case, this shelter cat with no reproductive organs is neither male nor female and is looking for a loving family
Cats Protection Tyneside Adoption Center / Facebook

It appears that the cat is also not equipped with internal genitalia, which constitutes an unprecedented situation for this association. To Fiona Brockbankchief veterinarian in Cat Protection Warringtonthis is clearly a case of agenesis, which means that an organ (sexually so far Hope) did not develop during embryogenesis. The tabby cat is therefore neither male nor female.

There is a possibility that some ectopic ovarian tissue is hiding inside, but we think this is extremely unlikely.indicates Dr. Brockbank. It’s so rare that there really isn’t a commonly used term for it, but it’s actually genital genesis. »

Illustration of the article: An extremely rare case, this shelter cat with no reproductive organs is neither male nor female and is looking for a loving family
Cats Protection Tyneside Adoption Center / Facebook

The vet adds that she and her colleagues do not know whether it can affect the health and well-being of the dog Hope, as there is no known precedent, but ensures that they have monitored it properly. In particular, they found that the animal, described as friendly and playful, could urinate and defecate normally.

Ready for adoption

Valued at the refuge of Warringtonso were the staff at the adoption center Tyneside on Gateshead close Newcastlewhere he had resided before his care at Cat protection. Beni Bensteadhead of the center in question, says that ” taking care of Hope has been a pleasure and it’s great that he is now up for adoption. We know he will provide someone with his pleasant company for many years to come. We would also be hugely grateful to hear from our Tyneside superstar “.

Read also: 2 wild cats meet at the shelter and have since formed an inseparable pair: the association wants to relocate them together

Illustration of the article: An extremely rare case, this shelter cat with no reproductive organs is neither male nor female and is looking for a loving family
Cats Protection Tyneside Adoption Center / Facebook

In the house of Cat protectionit is hoped that the media’s coverage of the story of Hope will help him find a loving and devoted family.

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