Dog Dropped Off Because Owner Thought He Was "Gay" Adopted
JACKSON, Tenn. – A dog that was reportedly dropped off at Madison County Rabies Control after the owner said he thought the dog was gay has a new home.
The dog has been featured on many websites including a story on Gawker.com. The Facebook page called “Jackson TN Eutanasia” posted the dog’s photo Wednesday and stated, “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!”
Shelter workers confirmed this morning that the dog was adopted by a person associated with a rescue/shelter group. They hope he has a better life in his new environment.
Madison County Rabies Control said their phones were inundated with calls from concerned animal lovers who wanted to keep the dog from being euthanized. The center has many animals that are awaiting adoption. You can visit their website at: http://www.co.madison.tn.us/index.aspx?nid=182