Dog surrendered to shelter and facing death because owner believes he's gay

When a male dog mounts another male dog it is not a sign of homosexuality but often a sign of dominance. One uninformed owner in Tennessee surrendered his dog to an overcrowded animal shelter because he believed his dog to be gay after he noticed him “hunched over” another male dog. Now the dog has just hours to be saved from being put down by the shelter.

The dog, believed to be an American bulldog mix, was surrendered to an overcrowded animal shelter in Jackson, Tennessee.  The Jackson Rabies Control has scheduled to put down the dog today January 31st by 1 p.m. if not adopted since he was surrendered by his owner.  The shelter will open at 9 a.m. today and the adoption fee is $38. The shelter is location is as follows:

 

Jackson Rabies Control

146 Miller Avenue

Jackson, Tennessee

Phone: 731-668-4211

 

The dog is being kept in Kennel 10L.

 

There are only hours left to save this dog. Please share this information to help save his life.





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    January 31, 2013 7:51 amPosted 1 year ago
    lauren

    Exactly WHY is this dog being put down??

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      January 31, 2013 8:15 amPosted 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Probably due to overcrowding. Our jail system might learn something on this one.

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      January 31, 2013 11:02 amPosted 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Dog was surrendered to an over-crowded (probably under-funded and over-taxed, too) shelter. There’s no any point holding the *shelter* responsible here.

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    January 31, 2013 7:57 amPosted 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Why dont they put down the owner for being homophobic? -.-’

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      January 31, 2013 11:30 amPosted 1 year ago
      SSB Pack

      This case is really one of stupidity!

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    January 31, 2013 7:59 amPosted 1 year ago
    yvonne

    Is there some way funds can be set up to save this guy. Those of us in another state can’t get to him in time. Please let’s do something to save him.

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      January 31, 2013 9:31 amPosted 1 year ago
      Gudveig

      I hope and pray that we all can help this dog and many more like him! And that we can share our knowledge about dogs and their way of being so to avoid stupidity like this.

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    January 31, 2013 8:23 amPosted 1 year ago
    gina

    People have to contact the shelter to extend his time, try and find someone from CT to foster him until someone get to him and give him a loving and healthy home…. I would if I could..

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    January 31, 2013 8:37 amPosted 1 year ago
    Samantha

    I contacted Pit Bulls and Parolees… I am not sure who else to contact…. Such a SAD story!!! We already have 2 dogs and live too far away anyhow to help out :(
    The previous owner should be ashamed of himself!

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      January 31, 2013 9:47 amPosted 1 year ago
      denise

      i also e-mailed tia i hope this little guy gets saved. i would take him but i now have 3 dogs and my female bull jack is the alpha in the house. i now have to seperate my other 2 from her thay are small poodles. keep our fingers crossed this one gets saved.

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    January 31, 2013 8:42 amPosted 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    so many sick people, why can every idiot just go and buy a dog?

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      January 31, 2013 3:01 pmPosted 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      for the same reason they are allowed to reproduce.

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        January 31, 2013 5:57 pmPosted 1 year ago
        Ariel

        You are SO right!

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    January 31, 2013 8:46 amPosted 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Could the author please update this article with the current whereabouts of this dog?? There are people who want to adopt him but the shelter is apparently not answering calls so no one knows where he is. There are comments saying he has for now been picked up by TN Death Row dogs in Spring Hill TN and another that said a Chicago rescue group picked him up for now … If you post details, there are people willing to drive long distance to get him

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    January 31, 2013 9:09 amPosted 1 year ago
    jesus christ

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      January 31, 2013 9:27 amPosted 1 year ago
      Judas Iscariot

      You’re a tool. First, your screen name screams “I’M A TOOL!” Second, you’re a tool, but not just any tool. You sir/madame are an awl. You know the pointy tool at the bottom of the tool chest that most people don’t know what it is and is now completely useless.

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        January 31, 2013 9:29 amPosted 1 year ago
        jesus christ

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          January 31, 2013 9:32 amPosted 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Jesus & Judas
          STOP BEING ASSHOLES

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      January 31, 2013 10:17 amPosted 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      you use this name and speak crap…not good to mock Christ, nice language sir

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    January 31, 2013 10:29 amPosted 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    If someone would answer the phones over there we have someone to foster him until a family can be found!!, PICK UP THE PHONE!!!

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      January 31, 2013 11:32 amPosted 1 year ago
      Lynn

      They are “too busy” to call. Have the foster go to the shelter! Time is ticking!

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      January 31, 2013 12:38 pmPosted 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Why foster? He was adopted first thing this morning, his adopter was there before they opened

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        February 2, 2013 8:35 pmPosted 1 year ago
        Amanda

        Are you sure he was adopted?? Please say hes been saved

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    January 31, 2013 10:35 amPosted 1 year ago
    Tim

    We will pay the adoption fee if someone takes this dog. I have tried to call the shelter but it is busy.

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    January 31, 2013 10:46 amPosted 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I just called them! He’s been adopted!

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      January 31, 2013 10:50 amPosted 1 year ago
      Tim

      I have tried to call nonstop and can’t get through. How did you get through to them?

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    January 31, 2013 10:55 amPosted 1 year ago
    eman

    Looks like he’s getting pulled if the information on the Examiner is correct.

    https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=163956393753102&id=111531262230856

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  • January 31, 2013 11:00 amPosted 1 year ago
    Angela

    I live in Jacksonville, Florida and would be more than happy to take in this dog! He would make a wonderful addition to my pack of 4. PLEASE ANSWER THE PHONE! If anyone can get ahold of them, please contact me at [email protected]. Also if anyone is willing to drive him half way that would be wonderful too! Please someone contact me! Also you can call my 800 #, it’s 1-800-285-2028 ext 281.

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    January 31, 2013 11:08 amPosted 1 year ago
    Tim

    I don’t understand how you can post a story like this and not update it. It is spreading across Facebook and other media outlets. It has received over 3000 shares in a short time.

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    January 31, 2013 11:10 amPosted 1 year ago
    Julie

    The owner is beyond stupid and should not I repeat should NOT be able to roam freely among us.

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    January 31, 2013 11:17 amPosted 1 year ago
    Heather

    I contacted the shelter and he has been adopted!! I hope he has found his forever home!

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      January 31, 2013 12:40 pmPosted 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      actually he was adopted but is with a rescue being vetted and temperament tested and if he tests well, that rescue will then adopt him out. But he was adopted from the shelter
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    January 31, 2013 11:29 amPosted 1 year ago
    Cheryl F

    The more I read about Tennessee, the less I like it. Is it something in the water that makes them so STUPID AND CRUEL..?

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    January 31, 2013 11:39 amPosted 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Furever Rescue Hi There! We are the back up in case they need anything. We spoke with the woman, Stephanie who already pulled him for a local rescue STAT. We hope to get an update later today . The other dogs on the euthanasia list were also rescued, woohoo!

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    January 31, 2013 11:57 amPosted 1 year ago
    denise

    thats awesome

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  • January 31, 2013 1:42 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Laure

    Ive been following this guy since late last night and finally had a sigh of relief when I read that he has been RESCUED!

    The ex owner needs some rescuing from his stupidity!

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    January 31, 2013 2:39 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Avis

    If you were willing to adopt this dog, why not go to your local kill shelter and adopt another? They’re all going to be euthanized if not adopted in time. This one is nothing exceptional. He just got a lot more publicity than most. (Okay, so he also had a stupider owner than most, but still…)

    Many dogs are surrendered because the owners got tired of them, or they stopped being cute puppies and became big, high-maintenance dogs instead. Maybe the original owner died and the relatives don’t want to care for the animal. Maybe the owner was too busy/lazy to train it not to bark, so dumped it at a shelter instead when the barking got to be too much. Maybe the dog didn’t get along with the already-installed cats, or other dog, or pet iguana. Maybe the owner didn’t want to “take away his dog’s manhood” and so ends up with ten puppies twice a year, none of which he is prepared to take care of. There are a ton of reasons why an animal ends up in a shelter, and a lot of them are stupid.

    Take this dog’s story and apply it to any of the other dogs at your local shelter. They’re all just as much in need of a home.

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      January 31, 2013 3:07 pmPosted 1 year ago
      mwburden

      Well said, Avis!

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    January 31, 2013 3:28 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Well said Avis! Not to mention people who got evicted from home and landlord takes them there or parents say no and kid gets dog anyway.

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    January 31, 2013 3:38 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Just another reason to NEVER visit Tennessee. Ever.

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    January 31, 2013 4:07 pmPosted 1 year ago
    John B.

    1-31 4 PM – What’s the Status?

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    January 31, 2013 7:12 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Save the dog – put the idiot owner down!

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    January 31, 2013 9:48 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Here’s another one in need today

    http://www.facebook.com/logancountyanimals

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    February 1, 2013 10:07 amPosted 1 year ago
    Carlos

    Where is ‘Sarah McLachlan and her Angel when we need her?

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    February 2, 2013 2:59 amPosted 1 year ago
    Chris J. Robert

    I would like to see this Dog’s previous owner put in prison with a 350LB man named BUBA. Let all hear the screams, deep into the night!

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      February 2, 2013 3:03 amPosted 1 year ago
      Shelly Spencer

      Right on!!!! Let’em beat him in the back on the head while he lays pipe!!!!!!

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