Dog Undergoes Gender Reassignment Surgery, Finds New Home

Meet Red, a rather unusual specimen. Red was born with both male and female reproductive organs. Sharon Blechinger, director of the Helping Every Animal League (HEAL) paid out of pocket to have gender reassignment surgery performed on the dog. Now he is recovering and ready to go to a new home. Fifteen people have applied to adopt the lucky pooch thus far, but a decision regarding his final home will not be made until August 20th.

Sources close to Red say he is relieved to know that he will not be remembered as the first dog in history to not ever want to go out. ;)

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  • August 10, 2010 2:32 amPosted 4 years ago
    sprinkles

    Wow, I didn’t realize that dogs could have sex reassignment issues too! I hope Red will be very happy as a boy.

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    August 10, 2010 2:32 amPosted 4 years ago
    Ryker

    So did he need to be spayed and neutered???
    ~Ryker

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    August 10, 2010 4:18 amPosted 4 years ago
    Huskee and Hershey

    Wow didn’t know that this can happen to dogs too!! Bet that Red is one happy boy now…

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  • August 10, 2010 6:48 amPosted 4 years ago
    Brian

    Well Red certainly has a wonderful smile!

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  • August 10, 2010 7:05 amPosted 4 years ago
    Houndstooth

    Well, he looks happy with the decision!

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  • August 10, 2010 7:13 amPosted 4 years ago
    Maggie Mae

    Good for Red! I hopes he is very happy and with his new furever family real soon. :)

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

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  • August 10, 2010 8:13 amPosted 4 years ago
    Madi and Mom

    Oh my word….I had no clue that could happen…..what a precious puppy.
    Madi and Mom

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  • August 10, 2010 9:46 amPosted 4 years ago
    The OP Pack

    Very interesting – a true first for us to see. What a wonderful lady to make Red a happy boy.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

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    August 10, 2010 1:07 pmPosted 4 years ago
    Dip Bridge and Elliot

    How unusual, hope Red enjoys his new home.
    Wags, Dip Bridge and Elliot xx

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  • August 10, 2010 1:48 pmPosted 4 years ago
    mayziegal

    That is most interesting. I wonder how they decided to makes Red a boy and not a girl? Did he have to undergo psychological testing? Well, anyway, I hope he finds his Most Pawfect Home That Ever Was real soon!

    Wiggles & Wags,
    mayzie

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    August 10, 2010 4:06 pmPosted 4 years ago
    Marjorie

    It’s not all that rare.

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  • August 10, 2010 8:47 pmPosted 4 years ago
    Sam

    That’s crazy! I’m so happy for him, though, that he landed in the right hands and is on his way to a new home. Go Red!

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  • August 10, 2010 9:01 pmPosted 4 years ago
    caite@a lovely shore breeze

    did he/she care?…lol

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  • August 10, 2010 10:03 pmPosted 4 years ago
    Faythe @GrammyMousetails

    does the gender really mater if he/she is to neutered anyway? just wondering?
    wouldn’t they just take away the extra parts when neutering? interesting….

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    March 3, 2011 10:42 pmPosted 3 years ago
    Bev Doan

    Wow. I’ve never heard of this either, but Red can’t be the only dog ever to be forn this way, and in need of this kind of surgery. There are probably more gender confused dogs walking around out there somewhere.

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