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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:06 PM

Dog sentenced to death for being gay RESCUED!

Stop calling the Madison County animal shelter the gay bulldog was adopted hours ago.

The Jackson, Tenn., shelter was flooded with phone calls after a story on the website Gawker went viral, a man who answered the phone there said.

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I cant understand it, said the shelter worker, who declined to give his name. You know those dogs get on top of each other sometimes.

And while the worker agreed an interesting back story can lead to quicker adoptions, it also leads to too many phone calls for the small shelter to handle, he said.

I have had about 10 million calls this morning. It has been adopted already. It is gone, he said. Hes in good hands.

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20130131/NEWS21/301310101/-Gay-dog-Tennessee-shelter-gets-speedy-adoption-after-story


Yes, the story was real, and thanks to it spreading on the internet the dog has been adopted!

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Reply Dog sentenced to death for being gay RESCUED! (Original post)
Lone_Star_Dem Jan 2013 OP
Sekhmets Daughter Jan 2013 #1
Lone_Star_Dem Jan 2013 #2
Sekhmets Daughter Jan 2013 #3
smirkymonkey Jan 2013 #4
joeybee12 Jan 2013 #5
narnian60 Jan 2013 #6
Lone_Star_Dem Jan 2013 #7
narnian60 Jan 2013 #8
Lone_Star_Dem Jan 2013 #9
William769 Jan 2013 #10
question everything Jan 2013 #11

Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:09 PM

1. Thanks for the update!

I am always amazed by the ignorance of 2-legged animals.

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:16 PM

2. I'm just glad the poor fellow wasn't euthanized.

Maybe the bigoted fool who sent him to the pound in the first place will feel a bit like a fool if they read the article in The Tennessean. I doubt they will, but one can hope.

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:19 PM

3. One can always hope....

If I had money and a large property I would have a shelter for animals...I like them better.

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:23 PM

4. Good! Sweet Doggie!

I am so happy that he was adopted.

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:28 PM

5. Glad to hear it...I hope those workers at the shelter let callers know

of the others who needed adoption...hopefully they used the opportunity to bring a few people in to look around and hopefully save someone else.

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:43 PM

6. A "million" calls?

If that many people (or a lot less than that) could adopt, then the shelter should be empty.

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Response to narnian60 (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:49 PM

7. I think the shelter worker may have exaggerated just a tad.

I still bet they've had a ton of calls.

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:54 PM

8. Oh, I know, but it always disturbs me

when people call wanting to adopt the pet that's the news item of the day, then don't want to bother with the other animals in need of a home.

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Response to narnian60 (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:02 PM

9. Yeah, I hear you.

You know there are other good pets there near their time of euthanasia as well. Just because they're not famous doesn't mean they're any less deserving of rescue.

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:10 PM

10. Recommended.

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 04:26 PM

11. Applaud, applaud

I don't have Facebook, but if it is true that Facebook saved the dog, that Go Facebook!

http://www.upi.com/blog/2013/01/31/Gay-dog-saved-from-euthanization-thanks-to-Facebook-campaign/6981359646899/






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