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Dog in San Bernardino Goes Under Gender Re-Assignemnt Surgery

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A one-year-old Pomeranian puppy's life has been saved after going under a $1,165 gender reassignment operation. Red, who was found on the streets of San Bernardino, was born as a pseudo hermaphrodite, meaning he was born with partially formed male and female reproductive organs, according to the Press Enterprise. Facing euthanasia because his condition would likely lead to infection or cancer, a woman stepped in and donated the money for the surgery. Now Red is recovering and is up for adoption.

Although the PE called the dog a transgender pup in the headline, PE readers in the comment section are arguing whether the dog should be considered transgender, intersex, transsexual or hermaphrodite.