This is insane and a sad reminder how ignorant people are. A Tennessee dog owner sent his dog to be euthanized because he suspected the dog was “gay.” Thankfully word got out on Facebook, and the pup was later adopted.
A resident in Jackson, Tennessee surrendered his “gay” dog for euthanization to the Jackson Rabies Control Animal Shelter on January 29. He saw his male pitbull/American bulldog mix “humping” another male dog. Mind you, this is what dogs do no matter what sex they are as a dominance issue. Also, Jackson Rabies Control is a high kill shelter.
Thanks to the power of social media, this adorable dog has found a new home.
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 assinine 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!”
The rescued dog’s name is Elton, ABC News confirmed, and he was saved from euthanization by owner Fryns, who already owns four dogs. When he saved Elton, he said that the dog did have some redness around his ears, but does not believe he was used in dog fights.
“[Elton] was pretty friendly so far,” she told ABC News. “He’s pretty scared of everything, which is understandable. But he loved the car ride.”
What a happy ending to a crazy situation! Maybe this weekend you can visit a local animal shelter and rescue an animal.