A 9-week-old black Chihuahua puppy was one of five puppies born to a stray dog which had been brought in to the West Valley Humane Society in Caldwell, Idaho.
Or the Canyon County Animal Shelter in Canyon County, Idaho, depending on which source you use.
(I don't get it either, one story, one dog, two locations.)
The rest of the puppies were normal, but Charcoal was born a hermaphrodite, that is he/she had both male and female external organs.
To prevent problems urinating and prevent future infections, doctors chose female and performed surgery to remove the male organs since that was the least stressful surgery. The incision healed quickly and Charcoal and her littermates are ready to go to a forever home.
And guess which puppy is getting the most applications for adoption.
Animals born with both male and female organs are rare, but not unheard of, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. The number has never been tracked, probably since there seems to be no reason to do it.