MERSEYSIDE, ENGLAND – Workers at a Cats Protection home were absolutely astounded after finding out a kitten handed in to them is a hermaphrodite, which means, the kitty has both female and male organs.
Nine-week-old Bellini, who was thought to be male, was taken in by one of the charity’s adoption centres in St Helens back in February along with its siblings when just a few days old.
Staff are still scratching their heads about just how to refer to the cat, and have said they will leave the decision up to whoever adopts the black kitten.
“I was pretty stunned, it’s so unusual. 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,” said Adoption Centre Manager, Sonia Scrowcraft.
“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.”