The pitbull cruelly dumped at a Tennessee shelter for being “gay” has found a new loving home.
The saga started earlier this week, when a pet owner saw his white pitbull mix mount another male dog. He concluded the dog was homosexual, and took him straight to the overcrowded Jackson Rabies Control Animal Shelter on Tuesday.
The pitbull was scheduled to be put down at 1 p.m. Thursday, but a compassionate group called Jackson TN Euthaniasia took action, posting a desperate message on Facebook asking for help in saving his life.
Luckily the post attracted lots of attention — it’s been shared over 5,000 times and liked by almost 1,000 people. Hundreds called into the shelter offering to adopt the abandoned pup.
In the end, he went to a veterinary technician from Jackson called Stephanie Fryns, who re-named him Elton. Fryns, who already has four doggie companions, says she had seen Elton on the shelter’s website before his story went viral, and had planned to adopt him.
He is “pretty friendly so far,” she told ABCNews.com. “He’s pretty scared of everything, which is understandable. But he loved the car ride.”
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