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Jodie, a 12-year-old shelter dog located in Essex, England, is struggling to get adopted. While it’s not unusual for older dogs to have a harder time attracting new families, potential owners are having a difficulty getting over an additional obstacle: Jodie is intersex.
Jodie has a mixture of male and female reproductive organs. As of now, the shelter has opted to use female pronouns and refers to her as “Jodie,” a feminine name. In a post about Jodie on its website, the staff refers to Jodie as a “hermaphrodite” and promises that her intersex identity does not cause any particular issues or complications.
Jodie is currently living at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and, according to the shelter’s post about her, has been there for months. The shelter describes Jodie’s situation as an “an unusual physicality” that leads to her being overlooked again and again. In fact, despite her friendly nature, no one has inquired about adopting Jodie.
In terms of breed, Jodie appears to be a Staffordshire bull terrier. In terms of personality, she loves to eat treats, sleep a lot, and go for walks. What more can a pet owner ask for?
Marissa Higgins is the editor of Green Matters. Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, Slate, Salon, NPR, and elsewhere.