I showed this story to Spuds, and now he’s so depressed he won’t go out for his walk.
Fezco, a four or five year old Rottweiler mix, is desperately in search of a home before he is euthanized. The Stanly County Animal Shelter in North Carolina wrote in a Facebook post that the it seeks a new owner for the dog after its owners had surrendered him to the shelter.
He was, they explained, gay. After all, he humped another male dog, not that there’s anything wrong…no, I take that back. Fezco’s previously loving owners were convinced that there is enough wrong with that to justify killing him.
Not that it should be necessary for anyone with eyes and two brains cells to rub together, but the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ website explains that such behavior is normal for dogs.
“Mounting, thrusting (humping) and masturbation are normal behaviors exhibited by most dogs … They mount and thrust against other animals, people, and objects, such as wadded-up blankets, dog beds, and toys. Sometimes, dogs just rub against people or objects (without mounting them), or they lick themselves,” the website reads.
The presence in a democracy—or anywhere, really—of people as slug-stupid as Fezco’s despicable owners does immeasurable damage to the culture, politics, children and, yes, dogs. Yet there isn’t a thing we can do about it.
If only our system protected animals and children as well as it protects the rights of morons….