A dog whose rejection by his owner caused an Internet uproar has been adopted into a new, and presumably more tolerant, home.
The male pit bull mix, whose name no one seems to know, was left at the Madison County, Tennessee, Rabies Control animal shelter, CNN affiliate WBBJ reported.
According to the irreverent website Gawker, Facebook users had a hissy fit Wednesday when they found out the dog's owner got rid of the animal after he (the dog, not the owner) humped another male dog.
"His owner threw him away (because) he refuses to have a 'gay' dog!" a Facebook user named TN Euthanasia wrote.
The post went semi-viral, with 861 likes, 1,869 comments and 5,048 shares. After Gawker told the rest of the digital world about it, noting that the dog was in imminent danger of being put down, the shelter was swamped with calls offering to adopt the uncloseted canine.
By Thursday morning, shelter workers confirmed to WBBJ that the amorous animal had been adopted by a person associated with a rescue/shelter group.
What would you name this dog if you adopted him? Share your ideas in the comments below.
How about Maurice?
Why didn't the original owner just neuter the dog? That's what they do to gays in Obama-backed Egypt and it seems to be working fine for them.
Name the dog alien Allen.
call him humpy
Send the dog to Big Gay Als Big Gay Animal Farm.
Why not rename this dog after the dog that humped Clint Eastwood's leg in the Eiger Sanction?
People are idiots, the owner should be humped by the dog. The dog isnt gay all male and female dogs try to mate with each other it shows dominance. ESPECIALLY in young dogs.
the owner doent deserve any animal.... creep
CNN is low in ratings?
How on Earth is this news?
How about "Pride" for a name?
What on Earth could a pervert, where human or animal take pride in?
What has 16 breasts but only 15 teeth? Answer: The adult women-folk in BiilyBob's household
Maybe the dog isn't gay, maybe he is only bark-curious.
My dog (Male) does this all the time to my cat (male). What is the big deal...Both my companion, 4-footed animals
Dogs do this all the time to other dogs and cats. It is a dominance thing. They are just trying to show they are the alpha dog. I doubt seriously if the dog is gay. What a moron of a person who would get rid of their pet because of this.
This story is the same as celebrity death hoaxes. Someone posted somewhere the owner got rid of it because it's gay and humped another dog and it went viral. Doesn't mean its true...but sure does push an agenda.
BTW, Tony Danza just died.
Pushing an Agenda? You sound like one of my neighbors, who can't seem to talk about any issue at all without finding commies under the bed, so to speak. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, and a story just a story.
You are correct – the media is running this story to push an agenda. It's not really even newsworthy. The man has every right to put his Pit Bull down, or give it away, for any reason. Maybe if pets did not outnumber children (4 to 1) in America, our economy would not be so poor.
The LGBT clique wants you to think that animals can be gay (remember The Otters?), but here calls the dog owner an "idiot" who is "too stupid to live" for thinking just that. Take PRIDE in your ignorance and hypocrisy.
Don't you mean Bwuce?
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