Workers at a Cats Protection, the UK’s leading feline welfare charity home, were stunned after finding out a kitten handed in to them is a hermaphrodite. The kitten has both female and male organs!
The kitten, named Bellini, was taken in by one of the charity’s adoption centres in St Helens in February along with its siblings when they had just a few days old. At first, Bellini was thought to be male.
“I have seen over 3,000 cats during my time at Cats Protection and only seen one other hermaphrodite cat. I certainly never thought I’d see two… We have got used to calling Bellini a boy, but really it is up to his new owner to decide what they think is best. Either way, he is an absolute cutie pie and will make a really lovely pet.”
“Although it would have been impossible for Bellini to reproduce, he will still benefit from having been neutered. Neutering has countless benefits aside from controlling kittens being born – neutered cats fight less, stay closer to home and are less likely to contract serious illnesses.” said Cats Protection’s St Helen’s Adoption Centre Manager Sonia Scowcroft.
Bellini is looking now for a forever home. For more information about Bellini please visit: Cats Protection.