Woman says her dog underwent gender reassignment surgery

Woman says her dog underwent gender reassignment surgery

Just when you thought you’ve heard it all, something comes out of left field and smacks you right across the face. So in this case, an English woman claimed that her dog underwent gender reassignment surgery. No joke – because she was “an intersex dog.”

Oh boy.

Mary Finlay adopted her Jack Russell Terrier named Molly back in 2015. While the dog seemed wholly normal and had according to Mary, “feminine-looking” features upon adoption, She began taking notice of issues when the dog appeared to feel discomfited when sitting down and displayed characteristic male behavior by cocking her leg to urinate.

“Molly started to behave more like a male dog, mounting cushions and soft toys, although this often left her sore and unhappy. When she was six months old, we took her back to the vet, where a senior practitioner, Ross Allan, examined her. X-rays and other tests confirmed his suspicions – Molly was an intersex dog. In fact, she was most likely genetically male, meaning she was a male pseudohermaphrodite. She had a small vestigial penis within what looked like a female vulva and testicles inside her abdomen that hadn’t descended.”

The dog’s status of health was a rare case that affects just about 6,800 dogs, causing great physical irritation and also upping the risk of cancer dramatically.

Mary decided to just go ahead and let the dog undergo the operation, calling it “gender reassignment surgery” because she had the dog’s male genitalia portion removed, because of the risk that it may have became cancerous.

“She’s a cheeky little dog, full of character. She’s still unmistakably our Molly, whatever her genetic makeup.”

This is quite different from gender dysphoria, seeing how there is actually a male and female part in the same spot! Who even knew that this was even a possibility with dogs?

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