By Adele O’Connor-Vernier
Director of Marketing & Public Relations
Humane Society of Sedona
Sedona AZ (March 13, 2016) –
In-Take Date of December 2015
Animal ID# 11956
A Forever Home or Foster Home is needed for Jerica.
My name is Jerica and I am a 7 year old spayed female of the mixed breed Shar Pei variety. I came to Sedona via an animal shelter in Kingman where I had lived for over two years. I am lucky to have been transferred to the Humane Society of Sedona in December of last year because I hear they do a great job at finding homes for animals like me that haven’t been lucky in finding a forever family.
My breed type is considered independent, loyal and calm in nature. I would say that is very true of my personality. I am a sweet lady who enjoys my outdoor excursions and cuddling on my couch with my warm and fuzzy blankets. I like taking naps after a nice walk.
I have been diagnosed with Pannus which is a condition in which a layer of vascular fibrous tissue extends over the surface of an organ or other specialized anatomical structure, especially the cornea. This is thought to be a hereditary
condition that develops as I age and grow older. As an older lady I am determined to have attitude in facing the challenges of getting older and will “put my face to the wind” and deal with it! Attitude and grace is everything.
I understand that predisposing factors such as increased exposure to sunlight, high altitudes and smoke may contribute to the development of Pannus so a shaded yard would be most appreciated. I love early morning walks and late afternoon strolls. I even have my own fashionable sunglasses to wear when I go outside. I am told that I look “super cool”. My current medical protocol is that I get a topical corticosteroid and medicated eye drop daily. Dr. Metcalf says that most cases respond well with this treatment but will not cure the condition, though it will halt the progression and could reverse some of the changes within my body . I am a patient girl so I am very hopeful.
My disability causes me stress in the busy environment of the shelter. I would like a quiet home with no other dogs or small children so I can relax and finally feel the peace of being “at home”.
Think we would be a match? Would you like a Shar Pei mixed breed dog that is full of heart? That would be me. I am potty trained, take treats gently from your hand and have a calm disposition. I promise you a loyal and faithful love forever.
If you would like to know more about Jerica, please call (928)282-4679 or e-mail Liz Olson at: LOlson@HumaneSocietyofSedona.org
Also, please come by and visit the shelter and see all the other wonderful dogs and cats that are available for adoption. It is a nice facility and I am sure you will enjoy your visit. The shelter is open seven days a week from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Also, PetSmart in Sedona is another available location to find your special cat that needs a forever home. Please call the Humane Society of Sedona at (928)282-4679 or log on to our website @ www.humanesocietyofsedona.org