The American Bulldog mix in the photo above is scheduled to be put down today, and not for the reasons one would think, but because he is supposedly “gay.”
Yes, you read that right. One Facebook user, who calls herself the “Jackson Madison Rabies Control Stalker,” announced yesterday that this dog is going to be killed because reportedly his former owner thinks he is gay.
“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!” she posted on her timeline.
“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,” she continued.
This sparked a rescue campaign on Facebook, and Stephanie Fryns from WOOF Connections jumped at the chance to be the hero.
“I am adopting this big boy first thing in the morning,” she wrote on S.T.A.T’s Facebook page. “He will be neutered/ htwm tested/ and vetted. He will be temperament tested and then places in a rescue verified and approved home.”
According to Fryns latest update, she was standing outside the facility to rescue the dog.
Furthermore, just a little bit ago S.T.A.T. posted “RESCUED 1/31/13,” which hopefully means Fryns’ mission was successful!
Let’s give a big thanks to those who are lending a helping hand, and we’ll be sure to update you on the rescue mission.
UPDATE – SAVED! From Gawker: ”I have had about 10 million calls this morning. It has been adopted already. It is gone,” said an unnamed shelter employee. “He’s in good hands.”