Target: Stephanie Fryns
Goal: Commend Stephanie Fryns for adoping the dog that was scheduled to be killed because his owner believed him to be gay.
A male dog was recently brought into the Jackson Rabies Control Animal Shelter in Jackson, Tennessee, because his owner believed him to be gay. The owner witnessed his dog hunched over another male dog and brought him to the shelter because he refused to own a gay dog. Humping behavior is usually a normal sign of dominance in dogs, however, due to the ignorance of the dog’s owner, the dog almost suffered the ultimate price. Thankfully news of the poor dog and his tragic story traveled quickly. Commend Stephanie Fryns for adopting the dog, Elton, before he was scheduled to be killed.
Humping behavior is considered a sign of dominance between male dogs. While this behavior is a sign of dominance, there is also a possibility that the dog was actually exhibiting homosexual behaviors. Over 1,500 species have been shown to exhibit homosexuality, including dogs. However, this is a despicable reason to euthanize the dog. Whether or not the dog was displaying typical behavior or expressing homosexuality, the dog should not have been scheduled to be put to sleep. This Pit Bull/Bulldog mix deserves a loving home; he does not deserve to be tossed away and scheduled to be euthanized due to his former owner’s ignorance.
Thankfully a Facebook campaign to save the dog was created before he was scheduled to be euthanized at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 31. It was through the rapid spread of information concerning the dog and his ignorant former owner online that Stephanie Fryns, an affiliate of the animal rescue group Woof Connections, stated her plans to adopt the dog. Fryns stepped up at a time when Elton needed her most. Upon picking the dog up, Fryns described Elton as friendly, yet timid and scared. This is understandable considering what the innocent dog had been put through. Every animal deserves to have a loving and caring home. Elton did not deserve to be thrown out of his former home for possibly displaying homosexual behaviors, and he certainly did not deserve to be killed. Thankfully, there are people like Stephanie Fryns who will take in and love animals when they need it most. Sign this petition and thank Stephanie Fryns for adopting Elton and saving him from an unjustifiable fate.
Dear Stephanie Fryns,
Thank you for adopting Elton, the dog that was brought in because his owner believed him to be gay. Humping behavior in dogs is usually a sign of dominance. However, whether or not this was typical behavior or an expression of homosexuality, the dog did not deserve to be put to sleep. It is the duty of all pet owners to provide care and love to their animals; this innocent dog deserves to be in a loving home.
Elton was not left at the animal shelter for exhibiting bad behavior such as aggression or unruliness; his reason for being abandoned reflects the ignorance of his owner. Elton is very lucky that you took him into your home to provide love and care when he needed it most. Thank you for not letting Elton suffer.
[Your Name Here]
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