'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. Carla

    iIt's probably a good thing the owner gave up the dog. Does someone with that mentality really need to own any animal? I think not. I hope to hell he doesn't have any children. Happy the dog was rescued and KUDOS to the family that rescued him.

    February 1, 2013 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  2. joe_dhead

    Stan had the same problem!

    February 1, 2013 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  3. From There

    I'm from the county where this happened. I believe a good portiion of the male population could have done the same thing. At least he didn't put the dog down himself.

    February 1, 2013 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
    • OrganicManLives_N_anOraganicUNiverSE

      can you imagine how many people do kill the animals when they see this? from the human-observations I have taken, It makes me think it could happen a lot.

      February 1, 2013 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  4. Pedro Gonzalez

    A gay dog is a gay man's best friend.

    February 1, 2013 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
    • marabou22

      Hey, now. I have straight friends with gay dogs. they don't judge haha

      February 1, 2013 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  5. Brian

    Name him Peyton.

    February 1, 2013 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  6. Pedro Gonzalez

    Not only is this dog gay, you can also bet he licks his genitals and sniffs his butt.

    February 1, 2013 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  7. Jose Muerte

    The owner was upset because the dog refused to hump his leg.

    February 1, 2013 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  8. James PDX

    Clearly this dog chose this deviant lifestyle and should not be allowed to marry another male dog – or eat at Chik-fil-a.

    February 1, 2013 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  9. Jose Muerte

    Even when the dog barked he went"Bowzy Wouzy

    February 1, 2013 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  10. irrelevant

    If Gawker is irrelevant then why cite it? It looks like the only reason you were able to blog this was due to Gawker who broke the story...

    February 1, 2013 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  11. OrganicManLives_N_anOraganicUNiverSE

    not much different from a man eh?

    February 1, 2013 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  12. jennygirl

    dogs mount each other as a means of showing dominance. a male dog that is mounting another male dog is dominating the other male dog. dogs will try to mount their owners if their dumb owners let them.

    February 1, 2013 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  13. James PDX

    This dog needs to accept Jesus' dog, Krypto, as his savior. Then Krypto will fly down from the sky kingdom and baptize him with his holy spray and spray away the gay.

    February 1, 2013 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  14. JoJo

    I think someone should hump the owner. Good for that person that adopted the dog. I have one thing to say to the ower KARMA BABY.

    February 1, 2013 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  15. OrganicManLives_N_anOraganicUNiverSE

    I would have named him "My Dog". Glad to hear he has been sprung! go MY Dog!

    February 1, 2013 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
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