Dog cruelly abandoned ‘for being gay’ finds forever home with queer couple
An adorable dog who was dumped at a shelter by bigots who thought he was “gay” has been adopted by a queer couple, and everything is now right with the world.
The internet collectively shed tears over the weekend after hearing the dog, Fezco, who was dropped off at a North Carolina shelter. According to the shelter, Fezco’s previous owners abandoned the pup after insisting he was gay because he humped another male dog.
But the story has a happy ending, as the Stanly County Animal Protective Services revealed on Facebook Tuesday (22 March) that Fezco found a new home with humans to love him, and he also got a brand new name.
Steve Nichols and his partner John, the pupper’s new family, told local news outlet WCCB Charlotte that they immediately connected with the dog’s story after encountering anti-LGBT+ “bigotry and ignorance” in their lives.
“We’ve been subject to that kind of bigotry and ignorance throughout our lives together, and we couldn’t always do anything about it,” Nichols said. “We looked at each other and said, ‘We can do something about this’.”
He added it was “such a silly reason” to abandon a dog, and the couple thought it would “make sense for the gay dog to be adopted by a loving gay family”.
Nichols and his partner also decided to rename the dog Oscar after the late gay Irish poet and playwright Oscar Wilde – which is honestly just the best.
Local veterinarian Dr William Pressly assured the outlet that dog humping is a “dominance thing and a play thing” and is not linked to sexual orientation.
He also indicated that Oscar didn’t get the best care with his old owners and would need further medical treatment so he can thrive.
The vet also urged people to be more considerate when deciding to get a pet of any kind, adding pets are “there for the lifetime”.
Here’s hoping that Oscar has a speedy recovery and can fully enjoy his fabulous future with his loving dads soon.
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