Mittens may seem like an ordinary cat, but when Colleen Clarke-Murphy’s daughter brought Mittens home thinking it was a sick stray that had been abandoned by its owner, she took Mittens to the veterinarian. Surprisingly, that’s when she learned that Mittens had both male and female genitalia.

As a result, Mittens needs to be both spayed and neutered, and then have reconstructive surgery to assign Mittens as a male. Although the vet bills are estimated to come in around $1,500 for all of the cat’s surgeries, Clarke-Murphy said it will be worth it to ensure Mittens is in good health.

“She was part of my family when she came home with my daughter,” she said.