An adorable, loving, yet understandably frightened Bulldog-mix is finally safe at his new forever home after his former owner dropped him off at a high-kill animal shelter in Jackson, Tennessee. The owner’s reason for throwing away his pet – he said the dog was gay.
The following plea for help was posted to the Jackson TN Euthanasia Facebook page, a page dedicated to saving the lives of dogs in Tennessee and surrounding areas that are being held in high-kill shelters, awaiting euthanasia:
This guy was signed over to RC, not bc he’s mean or bc he tears things up, but because… His owner says he’s gay! He hunched another male dog so his owner threw him away bc he refuses to have a “gay” dog! Even if that weren’t the most assinine thing I’ve ever heard, its still discrimination! Don’t let this gorgeous dog die bc his owner is ignorant of normal dog behavior! He’s in kennel 10L and he WILL be put down tomorrow bc there is no room at the inn!
Thanks to the dedication of the Jackson TN Euthanasia Facebook page that got the word out about the The white and black Bulldog-mix, now named Elton, found a home with a responsible dog owner, a vet tech named Stephanie Fryns who says the dog is friendly but scared, though he loves car rides.
As any (even remotely) educated dog owner knows, dogs mounting other dogs has nothing at all to do with sexuality and is all about dominance. Both male and female dogs will commonly mount other dogs, regardless of their sex, in an attempt to establish their place in the group.
It’s a sad world we live in when a precious animal is nearly sentenced to death for an owner’s ignorance. Please, as responsible dog owners, take the time to educate others whenever possible.