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.
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.
Stan had the same problem!
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.
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.
A gay dog is a gay man's best friend.
Hey, now. I have straight friends with gay dogs. they don't judge haha
Name him Peyton.
Not only is this dog gay, you can also bet he licks his genitals and sniffs his butt.
The owner was upset because the dog refused to hump his leg.
Clearly this dog chose this deviant lifestyle and should not be allowed to marry another male dog – or eat at Chik-fil-a.
Even when the dog barked he went"Bowzy Wouzy
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...
not much different from a man eh?
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.
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.
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.
I would have named him "My Dog". Glad to hear he has been sprung! go MY Dog!
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