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.
That's what happens when dogs are inbred,they become like inbred people....
Don't be gay Sparky!
If it's neither my dinner nor descendant, why would I want to waste time raising it?
That dog does look awful meaty!
Male dog will hump anything .
actually male humans will too, but they just cannot talk about it
It's not that we can't talk about it...it's that we WON'T...
Personally I like one of my neighbors for that...she's blonde and stacked.
Muhammad , Rosie, Roseanne, Rachel, Barack, Barney, OBinden, Louis (for Farrakhan),
Too bad the article didn't show a picture of the past owner instead of the dog.
Stupid owner! How ridiculous!
I would name him, "Eagle Scout".
As someone said in an earlier comment, dogs hump each other for dominance, kinda like human guys wrestling. Anyway, so what is the dog was gay? The owner is a real DB idiot.
his name if he were mine would be "Fabulous"
Sir Humps Alot?
Duh! The dog is not gay, he was most likely showing dominance...by 'embarassing' the other dog. Do any of you people ever get in touch with what is going on in the world, besides PEOPLE and electronics. There is more to this world than just our narrow conventional ideas
Oh, is that what being gay is all about.....
Thanks for saying that, jenni. This guy is obviously a small minded moron who has no clue about dogs' behaviors. He does not deserve this dog, so glad this adorable guy is being adopted – happy new home, little one! Every day it amazes me to unfortunately realize how many ignorant people there are in this country, sad to say that it's reality.
This is the most sensible answer there is. This is a normal thing for an animal to do to show dominance. I guess the "GAY'S" are desperate for anything in nature that they can claim to back up their perverted lifestyle.
The owner should be publicly flogged. And then made to attend classes on dog behavior for six months. And in the meantime community service at his local animal shelter. Yes.
I could not agree more!
I would name him Monty since I know a gay dog named Monty.
Our country is toast if this is a news story.
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