Thursday, a ‘gay’ dog was saved from being euthanized after his owner dropped him off at the animal shelter and claimed he was gay and didn’t want him because of it; the news has created a buzz Friday. The American bulldog was dropped off at the Jackson Rabies Control Animal Shelter in Jackson, TN and his owner said that he saw the dog mounting another dog and he thought he was gay.
A worker at the shelter posted the dog’s photo on Facebook and it started a campaign to save the dog; the Facebook photo had over 4,200 likes within the first 24 hours. This message was posted on Facebook, according to FoxNews8:
This guy was signed over to RC, not bc he’s mean or bc he tears things up, but because… His owner says he’s gay! He hunched another male dog so his owner threw him away bc he refuses to have a “gay” dog! Even if that weren’t the most asinine thing I’ve ever heard, its still discrimination! Don’t let this gorgeous dog die bc his owner is ignorant of normal dog behavior! He’s in kennel 10L and he WILL be put down tomorrow bc there is no room at the inn!
Thursday, Stephanie Fryns, who volunteers for a no-kill shelter called Woof Connections said that she planned to get to the shelter before the dog was euthanized to adopt him.
Friday morning, Fryns posted this message on Facebook:
I managed to get here before the ac officers even…lol.
Fryns said that she plans to call her new dog…Elton. She said that he was a little skittish on the way home, but he loved the car ride.
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Sources: MyFox8.com and the Telegraph
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