'Gay' dog gets euthanasia reprieve
The Facebook page of TN Euthanasia said this dog was given up because its owner considered it gay.
January 31st, 2013
10:48 PM ET

'Gay' dog gets euthanasia reprieve

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.

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  1. Antone Marywhether

    As a gay man I can relate to that dog, I see a another man I just want to mount him and hump away. My friends and I just like a pack of mindless dogs, we get together and just hump away...

    February 1, 2013 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
  2. Chuckie

    Oh, that someone could do such a thing is believable. Once while attending a class in a room with an open window one of the students (these were adult classes) let out a horrified bellow which turned out to be prompted by birds having intercourse on the window sill. He was appalled that they would engage in such behavior in public. Some people give too much credence to made-up beliefs and fail to see what is around them.

    February 1, 2013 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Wow...sounds like a puritan...did he attempt to have the birds arrested?

      February 1, 2013 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  3. Bill

    Idiot. You, not the dog.

    February 1, 2013 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  4. marabou22

    seriously? I read this same news on yahoo and huffpo and various other news sources and you get on CNN's D? It's news because this dog was sent to DIE by this idiot

    February 1, 2013 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  5. Mike

    Name would be Humpty Dumpty.

    February 1, 2013 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  6. atroy

    So the owner was jealous?

    February 1, 2013 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  7. weezer

    I liked how they had to clarify that "he (the dog, not the owner) humped another dog". Classic. The dude (the owner, not the dog) is a total i d i o t.

    February 1, 2013 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
    • edwardo69

      The dog probably rejected its owner's beastiality advances.

      February 1, 2013 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
    • CosmicC

      @ed you beat me to it.

      February 1, 2013 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  8. edwardo69

    I'd name him Chickfilla.

    February 1, 2013 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  9. Hobbledehoy

    Male dogs hump other male dogs to show dominance;. it has nothing to do with being Gay. This guy obviously knows *NOTHING* about canine behavior, so the dog is better off without him anyway. What a total moron.

    February 1, 2013 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
    • edwardo69

      Good post! I always wondered why dogs did that. Makes some sense now.

      February 1, 2013 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Jampy

      A friend's german shepard dog used to do that to their other male dog, they were both neutered...honestly people's ignorance, is beyond me. Good post.

      February 1, 2013 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Jacqueline R.

      Absolutely right. It's a sign to show dominance, not romance. Hopefully the person who rescued him is not a moron and understands this. Good grief.

      February 1, 2013 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Pedro Gonzalez

      If a dog humps a person's leg, is that to show dominance also?

      February 1, 2013 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  10. craigt

    I'd name the dog Stonewall

    February 1, 2013 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  11. Key West Yank

    Name him Tom Cruise (the dog not the owner). Name the owner We-blow Scout

    February 1, 2013 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  12. Palaniappan Rajaram

    Keep the dog and euthanize the (ex) owner!

    February 1, 2013 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  13. Oline

    I would name him Gaylord

    February 1, 2013 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  14. Highandtight

    Obviously the dog should have dropped the OWNER off to be euthanized-one less total idiot to deal with.

    February 1, 2013 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  15. hahaha

    lol good one 🙂 TOuche!

    February 1, 2013 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
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