‘Gay’ dog saved from euthanization thanks to Facebook

Posted on: 8:48 am, February 1, 2013, by , updated on: 08:49am, February 1, 2013

A Tennessee man wanted to have this American bulldog euthanized after "finding out he was gay." (Photo: Facebook)

A Tennessee man wanted to have this American bulldog euthanized after "finding out he was gay." (Photo: Facebook)

JACKSON, Tenn. — A male American bulldog was saved from euthanization on Thursday after the dog’s original owner turned him over to animal control because he said he was gay.

The owner apparently took the dog to Jackson Rabies Control Animal Shelter in Tennessee after he saw him mounting another dog, according to this post on Facebook.

A Facebook user posted a photo of the dog on Facebook on Wednesday and it received over 4,200 shares in less than 24 hours.

“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!”

A woman named Stephanie Fryns, who is connected to the no-kill shelter Woof Connections, posted her plans to adopt the dog on Facebook Thursday.