Dog Abandoned for Being 'Gay,' Scheduled to Die at Shelter

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A dog in Tennessee is scheduled to be put down at his shelter this afternoon if no one adopts him, all because his original owner thinks the dog is gay and surrendered him.



According to the (U.K.) Daily Mail, the dog's former owner observed the animal hunched over or mounting another male dog, which led the man to conclude that his pet was a homosexual. Dog experts have been quick to point out that this type of behavior is normal in male dogs, and is usually an indication of dominance or other non-sexual behavior, not sexual preference.

But because the man believes the dog is gay, he brought the animal to a shelter and surrendered him. Now, because the shelter is overcrowded, the dog is set to be euthanized unless someone adopts him at the last minute -- which is approaching quickly. The dog is to be put down hours from now, at 1 p.m. EST in Tennessee.

A Facebook page has been created to find a home for the dog. The dog's photo was posted to the page with the message, "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!"

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alicia

ok now I have heard it all, wow how stupid is the USA? I am an american but really people a gay dog? all animals behave in this way dolphins, dogs, cats , even some horses its all a domanice thing not a gay thing, the fiffing jerk should be put down not his dog, I wish I could adopt him, poor poor puppy , people should have to go through a screening to have animals what a bunch of ingnorant butt heads!

June 05 2013 at 10:30 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
drakkusshadows

Conservatives are truly a filthy and backwards bunch. The government should build a wall around the South and let them continue to inbreed and shoot each other with their guns.

June 05 2013 at 9:06 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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Jeff B

Really? You're gonna turn this backwards stupid man into a political statement? This is the problem with our country! Stupidity knows no boundary, regardless of political affiliation or philosophy. I appreciate your anger at what this man did, but don't lump judgement on an entire group like you just did. It's ignorance, not conservatism.

June 05 2013 at 12:27 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
shy

wow..didn't mean to like that comment of yours.I have lived in both places..north and south and to let you know..both places have stupidity...just cause you may live in a place where you think there is none..drive around or listen to the news...you will also see that its in both regions.Don't judge because of one man....

June 05 2013 at 4:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
valgaavmiko

I once had a man brag to me about how he chopped of his snake's head because it bit him and he "doesn't allow that in his house". Idiots shouldn't have pets.

June 04 2013 at 4:37 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
sadiemae1214

I have a gay cat but I love him anyway. This man is nuts!

June 04 2013 at 2:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Its all up from here

are you kidding me i want the dog... do we put the man down for stupidity

February 01 2013 at 1:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
gmsexton

sadly this idiot has the right to cancel your vote. people this stupid shouldn't be allowed to have pets or children... hopefully he wins a darwin award soon.....

February 01 2013 at 12:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Audrey De Jesus

wow, i though i heard it all......A gay DOG ??? first time. Something new all the times...

February 01 2013 at 12:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Whitney

The owner is an A-hole... Please someone rescue this beautiful dog!!!

February 01 2013 at 9:54 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Lucy and Dennis

Paw Nation...please let the world know if and when this pup gets adopted! The owner should never be allowed to have another pet due to his ignorance,stupidity, and heartless behavior.

February 01 2013 at 9:20 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Angela

OMG What an dumb ass! Every dog in the country does this male's and females. It is common knowledge that this is a show of dominance! This idiot obviously has problems with his own sexual orientation! Only fear makes people do stupid things like this. Do we have an update on this sweet dogs status?

February 01 2013 at 9:15 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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