'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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Filed under: Animals • Dogs • Facebook • Gay and lesbian • Tennessee • U.S.
soundoff (312 Responses)
  1. Joe

    Glad to see people willing to step up to save this dog, but there are lots of other pets out there in need of a loving home. I hope those responding are equally eager to adopt another animal in need.

    February 23, 2013 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  2. herewego

    I would be kind of offended by this is i was Gay

    February 24, 2013 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Ron

    Awww just name him Humpy

    March 1, 2013 at 3:25 am | Report abuse |
  4. jhodges13

    Sounds like it worked out for the owner,the dog and his new "gay" owner. Who lost in this deal?

    March 1, 2013 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Cameron

    i will name him bob

    October 16, 2013 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |
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