By Selena Hill (staff@latinospost.com) | First Posted: Feb 01, 2013 07:05 PM EST

Bulldog (Photo : facebook.com)

A dog In Tennessee that was thrown away because its owner thought it was "gay" was saved from euthanasia by animal lover Stephanie Fryns.

After the dog's owner left the dog with a rabies control shelther in Jackson, Tenn. earlier this week, Jackson TN Euthanasia, a group that tried to find homes for dogs, wrote a moving Facebook post hoping that the dog would be saved in time on Wednesday.

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"This guy was signed over to RC, not bc he's mean or bc he tears things up, but because ... His owner says he's gay!" the post read. "He hunched another male dog so his owner threw him away bc he refuses to have a "gay" dog! Even if that weren't the most assinine thing I've ever heard, its still discrimination! Don't let this gorgeous dog die bc his owner is ignorant of normal dog behavior! He's in kennel 10L and he WILL be put down tomorrow bc there is no room at the inn!"

The post went viral sparking many of calls to the shelter that the dog lived in. "I have had about 10 million calls this morning. It has been adopted already. It is gone. ... He's in good hands," a shelter worker told the Tennessean.

However, Fryns, a veterinary tech from Jackson, planned to adopted the bulldog from an adoption site even before the campaign went viral. Fryns, who owns four dogs, said "I am adopting this big boy first thing in the morning," she wrote. "He will be neutered/htwm tested/and vetted. He will be temperament tested and then placed in a rescue verified and approved home."

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