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Dog sentenced to death because he is 'gay' is SAVED at the last minute by animal lover
Daily Mail ^ | 31st January 2013 | Daniel Miller

Posted on 01/31/2013 3:30:11 PM PST by the scotsman

'The dog dumped at a Tennessee animal shelter to be destroyed because his owner thought it was gay has been saved at the last minute by a kindhearted animal lover.

After the the plight of the American Bulldog mix was seen by millions online, Stephanie Fryns, a veterinary technician from Jackson, stepped up this afternoon and adopted him from Jackson TN Euthanasia.

Naming him Elton, Fryns, who already owns four dogs said that she had planned to rescue him even before his story had traveled around the Internet.

Describing the 50 pound dog as 'pretty friendly', Fryn said, 'He's pretty scared of everything, which is understandable. But he loved the car ride.'.

She said she suspected that Elton had been involved in illegal dog-fights, but that it was impossible to confirm. However he did have some redness on his ears. Fryn doubted he had been used routinely in dog fights because of his 'submissive' nature.

The last minute reprieve for Elton came with only hours to go until he was scheduled to be euthanized at the Tennessee animal shelter.

He was dumped there because 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.

Yesterday a Facebook user became of aware of his plight after seeing his picture on the shelter's timeline and contacted Jackson TN Euthanasia to discover the reason why he had been left there to be destroyed.'

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Society
KEYWORDS: dog

1 posted on 01/31/2013 3:30:15 PM PST by the scotsman
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To: the scotsman

If I ran a shelter and wanted to get rid of all my dogs I would make up a discrimination story about the animals and spread it through my Facebook page and just wait till the tree huggers fell for it.

I don’t believe this story one bit.


2 posted on 01/31/2013 3:34:09 PM PST by barmag25
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To: the scotsman
The guy who saved the animal runs a shelter for gay animals.


3 posted on 01/31/2013 3:36:04 PM PST by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: the scotsman

He was just telling his owner that it’s raining outside. LOL!


4 posted on 01/31/2013 3:36:57 PM PST by WCH
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To: the scotsman

“Animal lover” just doesn’t feel right, given the headline.


5 posted on 01/31/2013 3:37:30 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: the scotsman

“, the dog’s master noticed him ‘hunched over’ another male dog, which led him to assume he was gay.”

Everyone knows dogs hunch over other dogs as a dominance move. This sets off the B.S. meter.

“She said she suspected that Elton had been involved in illegal dog-fights, “

Dog fighters would know about dog dominance behavior.

“according to the owner of the shelter”

Wait, this is a private shelter!? What’s the owner doing euthanizing animals?


6 posted on 01/31/2013 3:43:30 PM PST by Varda
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To: the scotsman

“Elton”, pretty cool


7 posted on 01/31/2013 3:43:50 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: barmag25

I’m with you. This is dual purpose bull. (Even the poor gay animals are oppressed and marked for death)

Around here the animal shelter doesn’t say much of anything about why the animals are there.


8 posted on 01/31/2013 3:49:14 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

I would like to expose this story as a hoax. My BS meter is through the roof on this one. Any ideas on how to go about it?


9 posted on 01/31/2013 3:56:10 PM PST by barmag25
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To: the scotsman

The brother didn’t think this decision through very well. How humiliating it would be if in the middle of the dog fight, the dog dry humps the other dog.


10 posted on 01/31/2013 4:29:36 PM PST by Figment
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To: the scotsman

I knew it was BS as soon as I saw his name was “Elton”. Who ever heard of a dog named “Elton”.


11 posted on 01/31/2013 4:30:01 PM PST by killerw
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12 posted on 01/31/2013 4:32:31 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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13 posted on 01/31/2013 4:33:12 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: barmag25

“If I ran a shelter and wanted to get rid of all my dogs I would make up a discrimination story about the animals and spread it through my Facebook page and just wait till the tree huggers fell for it.

I don’t believe this story one bit.”

I live where this happened, and am a bit doubting also. The person who got the dog was from Little Rock (3 hour drive one way) and can’t be reached for comment. The rescue groups around here do a pretty good business selling small and medium dogs to folks in the NE. Their ethics have been questioned before


14 posted on 01/31/2013 4:39:23 PM PST by Figment
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To: SampleMan

Does this mean he belongs to the NAMDLA (National American Man Dog Lover’s Association)?


15 posted on 01/31/2013 4:44:01 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Varda

Wait, this is a private shelter!?

No,it’s a county shelter. Perpetually low on funds. The part I don’t believe about the story is, the shelter is always full and doesn’t accept drop offs. They are overloaded with what the dog catchers bring in


16 posted on 01/31/2013 4:46:56 PM PST by Figment
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To: barmag25

“I would like to expose this story as a hoax. My BS meter is through the roof on this one. Any ideas on how to go about it?”

I’ll help you, I live in Jackson. The only shelter with a kill policy is the county shelter. They don’t take drop-offs as they are always over full.This sounds more like a BS story from one of the rescue groups. Local radio is all over this saying the same


17 posted on 01/31/2013 4:54:15 PM PST by Figment
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To: killerw

“I knew it was BS as soon as I saw his name was “Elton”. Who ever heard of a dog named “Elton”.”

Gay dog, name it after someone who is gay as it gets


18 posted on 01/31/2013 4:56:39 PM PST by Figment
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To: the scotsman

I wonder if the owner was an urban gentleman.


19 posted on 01/31/2013 4:57:52 PM PST by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: Figment

Our county shelters don’t have private owners (I used to volunteer at one) they’re supported with taxes and donations. Even with taxes they’re usually short on funds.

I agree with you about the story about the shelter always being full being strange. Shelters are full of cats not dogs. The only shelter around here that euthanized many animals was in the control of animal rights wackos. Their criteria for adoption was nearly impossible to meet so many animals never made it out alive.


20 posted on 01/31/2013 4:59:48 PM PST by Varda
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To: the scotsman

This story is BS.

Once I saw my 10lb female Pomeranian trying to hunch on my 80lb male pit mix. Dogs are goofy as it wasn’t a domination thing either as my pit has made it damn clear that he is the alpha dog and she knows it.

Dogs just do goofy crap and everyone knows it. This was a made up story.


21 posted on 01/31/2013 5:00:39 PM PST by Eaker (Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. — Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: the scotsman

... Maybe the Marriott Hotel can use him as a mascot as they pursue their gay friendly world?


22 posted on 01/31/2013 5:31:36 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (Gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international, gone independent. Gone.)
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I guess all the “straight” dogs in the “shelter” deserve to be terminated...

Idiotic story.


23 posted on 01/31/2013 6:02:06 PM PST by Gene Eric
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To: the scotsman

Moslem owner.

Seriously, real nice of the woman to call a dog accused of being homo Elton!


24 posted on 02/01/2013 6:51:13 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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