A dog that was going to be put down because his owner said it was gay had his life spared afte a Facebook campaign went viral. The American Bulldog was taken to Tennessee’s Rabies Control shelter to be euthanised after his owner found him “hunched over” another male dog. A tipster posted the dog’s picture on Facebook after she saw it had been put on death row. In the post the girl wrote:
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! Don’t let this gorgeous dog die [because] 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!
The photo went viral and within minutes the shelter was flooded with millions of calls to adopt the dog. As The Daily Mail reports, the dog has been adopted by Stephanie Fryns, a veterinary technician from Jackson and she has called him Elton.