A dog is set to be put to death in Tennessee today after his owner abandoned him because he thought he was gay.
The pitbull-type hound is currently languishing in an overcrowded animal shelter in Jackson but is due to be put this afternoon down unless a new owner can be found at the last minute.
According to the owner of the shelter, the dog's master noticed him 'hunched over' another male dog, which led him to assume he was gay.
While dogs are known to occasionally display homosexual behaviour, animal experts say a male dog mounting another male dog is not a sign of sexual orientation but rather a sign of dominance.
The dog's fate has sparked a frantic appeal among animal lovers to find a new owner before it's too late.
page has been set up with the message: '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!'
'they (shelter) open at 9 a.m. and he will die by 1 p.m. if not adopted as he was an owner surrender.
'Adoption fee is 38.00 and that only includes a voucher for a rabies shot. He looks to be a pit/american bulldog mix.'
While a male dog mounting another male dog is not considered conclusive evidence of homosexuality, biologists have recorded same-sex sexual activity in more than 450 species including flamingos, bison, beetles and warthogs.
Dear god, someone out there stop this madness:
Jackson Rabies Control, 146 Miller Ave., in Jackson TN.
Apparently, someone did adopt this poor dog:
Facebook post ...
Nancy Hausserman This is just so sad it's beyond words. I am so glad he has been saved.
Now if someone could only save his stupid ****ing ignorant owner. I'm sitting her banging my head on the table.<<thud>> to the stupid POS that turned him in for his "gay" behavior.