A dog parent recently abandoned their dog at a shelter for a ridiculous reason. The dog’s parents had caught him humping another male dog and felt the only logical explanation for his behavior was that he was gay. According to them, they suspected the dog was gay.
Not only is their allegation ridiculous, but it is also far from the truth. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), “Mounting, thrusting (humping) and masturbation are normal behaviors exhibited by most dogs.” So it is not abnormal or unusual for dogs to mount other animals, people, or even inanimate objects.
Typically, dogs hump or masturbate for various reasons, including when stressed, excited, playful, or compulsive. While some people may mistake the action to signify their “sexual orientation,” the assumption is wrong.
According to WCCB Charlotte, the Stanly County Animal Shelter shared the report about the abandoned dog on their Facebook page. The dog parent dumped the dog, Frezco, alleging that he was gay.
The report angered many people, as they could not fathom why anyone would abandon a dog for such a frivolous reason. If the family was willing to dump Frezco over such a petty reason, we could only imagine what the dog has had to endure in their home. We’re glad he can now find a new forever where he’d be loved properly.
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