​Town Saves Gay Dog After Thousands Respond

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February 3, 2013
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One town saves a gay dog in Jackson, Tennessee, after its owner dropped off at a high-kill rabies control shelter. On Wednesday, a plea for help was posted on a Facebook page that is dedicated to saving pets facing euthanasia. Over a thousand people responded to the posting.

The Jackson TN Euthanasia Facebook page stated, “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!”

The owner’s reasoning, according to the rescue group, was that “he hunched another male dog so his owner threw him away bc he refuses to have a ‘gay’ dog … Don’t let this gorgeous dog die bc his owner is ignorant of normal dog behavior!”

Thanks to the Facebook campaign, he has found a home with Stephanie Fryns, a veterinary tech from Jackson, reports ABC News.

He now goes by the name Elton. “Elton’s “pretty friendly so far,” Fryns says. “He’s pretty scared of everything, which is understandable. But he loved the car ride.”

“Usually, an un-neutered male dog will mount another male dog as a display of social dominance–in other words, as a way of letting the other dog know who’s boss,” according to Pet Finder.