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

A young cat recently arrived at a UK shelter turned out to be born sexless. A first for the association and its veterinarians, who hope to have him adopted quickly and thus allow him to know the love of a family.

Hope is a kitten of almost 4 months whose sex is unknown at the moment. In fact, he probably doesn’t have any at all, the veterinarians having examined him having found no genital organs in him. Information reported by The Guardian Monday, November 7.

Upon arrival at the association’s shelter Cat Protection at Warrington, in the North West of England, staff initially thought they were dealing with a female. After the initial review, the research structure team was amazed to find that Hope had no external reproductive organs.

Illustration of the article: An extremely rare case, this shelter cat without a reproductive organ is neither male nor female and is looking for a loving family
Cats Protection Tyneside Adoption Center / Facebook

It would seem that the feline is not endowed with internal sexual organs either, which constitutes an unprecedented situation for this association. For Fiona Brockbankchief veterinarian of Cats Protection Warringtonthis is clearly a case of agenesis, which means that an organ (sexual as far as Hope) did not develop during embryogenesis. The tabby cat is therefore neither a male nor a female.

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

Illustration of the article: An extremely rare case, this shelter cat without a reproductive organ is neither male nor female and is looking for a loving family
Cats Protection Tyneside Adoption Center / Facebook

The veterinarian adds that she and her colleagues do not know if this may affect the health and well-being of Hope, since there is no known precedent, but ensures that they have duly monitored it. In particular, they found that the animal, described as friendly and playful, could urinate and defecate normally.

Ready for adoption

Appreciated at the refuge of Warringtonit was also the staff of the adoption center Tyneside at Gateshead close to Newcastlewhere he had stayed before his care by Cat Protection. Beni Bensteadhead of the center in question, says that “ taking care of Hope has been a pleasure, and it’s fantastic that he is now ready 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 “.

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Illustration of the article: An extremely rare case, this shelter cat without a reproductive organ is neither male nor female and is looking for a loving family
Cats Protection Tyneside Adoption Center / Facebook

At the house of Cat Protectionit is hoped that the media coverage of the story of Hope will help him find a loving and devoted family.

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