A male dog was signed over to a kill shelter and only has a few hours left to live because his owner says he's gay. The former owner said his dog was seen "hunched over" another male dog. Due to the dog's mounting behavior, the man discarded the dog at Jackson Rabies Control because he refused to have a "gay dog".
Humping behavior is typically a sign of dominance in dogs, and unfortunately due to the ignorance of the dog's former owner, the Pit Bull / Bulldog mix has only a few hours left to live.
Rescuers are trying to find someone to save the the dog before 1 pm CST, the time when the dog is scheduled to be euthanized.
Facebook user Jackson TN Euthanasia commented, "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!"
NOTE: this shelter does NOT hold dogs or help organize transport. Adoption is on a first come basis. So in order to pull him, it has to be someone local in the area willing to go to the shelter in person.
Shelter doors open at 9 am and the dog will be put down at 1 pm CST on January 31, 2013. Adoption fee is $38.00 and that only includes a voucher for a rabies shot.
Shelter location: Jackson Rabies Control, 146 Miller Ave., in Jackson Tennessee. Phone: 731-668-4211. The dog is located in Kennel 10L.
The dog has been saved! The dog has been named Elton and taken by Stephanie Fryns, a veterinary tech from Jackson. She was waiting at the shelter this morning for them to open so she could adopt him. Stephanie owns 4 other dogs.
Elton weighs around 50 pounds and "was pretty friendly so far. He’s pretty scared of everything, which is understandable. But he loved the car ride."
Stephanie said, "I am going to foster him and have him neutered and vetted, then place him in a forever home that meets all rescue requirements for him."