(Long Beach, California) – When Charlene Walker adopted her pug, Jazzy, from a local pug rescue, she was elated to be bringing home the newest addition to her family. However, almost immediately after they arrived home, Charlene began to notice that there was something peculiar about her cuddly canine friend.
“Whenever we took Jazzy to the dog park she would only play with male dogs whereas she always attempted to mount other female dogs. At home, she was very despondent. She seemed to be trying to communicate something, but I just couldn’t understand what it was.” That’s when Charlene chose to take Jazzy to Holistic Veterinary Solutions, in Long Beach, California.
Holistic Veterinary Solutions is known for being a state of the art veterinary practice, yet they have also gained a somewhat questionable reputation for administering unconventional medical treatments. Some of these services include acupuncture, massage, chakra cleansing and past-life healing for animals, along with several other scientifically unfounded therapeutic procedures.
Doctor Autumn Shale, who has been the head veterinarian at the practice since 2001, was the first to consult Charlene about Jazzy’s unique condition. After an extensive examination which included hypnotism, and crystal therapy, it was determined that Jazzy had been suffering from gender dysphoria; Meaning, Jazzy was a male dog trapped in a female dog’s body.
“It all suddenly began to make sense”, Charlene told National Report, “Everything about Jazzy’s behavior indicated that this was a spot-on diagnosis. I immediately scheduled her sexual reassignment surgery for the following week.”
To our knowledge, Holistic Veterinary Solutions is currently the only veterinary practice to have carried out this complex and controversial procedure. The clinic has come under fire recently for merging approved veterinary techniques with progressive, New Age practices. Many find their methods to be unethical and have petitioned the state veterinary board to have the facility shut down and their doctors banned from practicing any form of veterinary medicine in the future.
The clinic’s lead veterinarian had this to say in regards to her practice. “Animal sex reassignment is an essential service. Before it was available, many pets had to suffer through life as the incorrect gender. We are proud to offer these cutting-edge advantages to our clients, which promotes the ultimate in wellness and well-being for their pets. There is really no reason our fuzzy friends should not be comfortable in their own fur.”
As for the Pug formerly known as “Jazzy”, he now goes by the more gender-appropriate name of “Jake”. His owner Charlene reports that the miraculous transformation has been a complete success. “You would have never guessed he spent the last two months healing from the extensive surgical procedures he’s had to undergo, on top of the hormone replacement therapy. He’s so happy and joyful now. It’s like he’s the dog he was meant to be all along.”
Jane M. Agni (2014, June 9)
Originally Published On National Report