Your Afternoon Cry: Internet Successfully Saves 'Gay' Dog

Well, look at you, internet, doing something nice for a change! Earlier today, Gawker reported on an American bulldog mix that had been dumped at Jackson, Tennessee's Rabies Control shelter because his owner — being a bigoted idiot and having found him mounting another dog — thought he was gay. The poor pup was scheduled to be put down later this afternoon, but, luckily, a tipster who calls herself the "Jackson Madison Rabies Control Stalker" noticed him on death row and used Facebook to gain awareness.

"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. "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!"

But good news! According to the Tennessean, the shelter has received what one employee claimed was about "10 million calls" and the dog has since been safely adopted. When reached for comment, the dog responded that he was relieved that the ordeal was over and that he looks forward to getting back to normal with the help of his partner Michael, a lab/shepherd mix.

'Gay' dog in Tennessee shelter gets speedy adoption after story [Tennessean]