A same-sex couple adopts a dog that was abandoned because it was "gay."
A same-sex couple has adopted a dog that made national news earlier this month after his owners abandoned him because he was "gay."
Fezco, a 5-year-old dog, was surrendered to Stanly County Animal Protective Services by his owners after the youngster humped another male dog, according to WCCB-TV in Charlotte, North Carolina. On its Facebook page, the shelter announced the sad news.
Steve Nichols and his husband, John Winn, who reside just outside Charlotte, not far from the shelter, were moved by Fezco's story, which immediately made national headlines.
When Nichols first heard about Fezco in the press, he says, I was in shock. I turned through and moved on to the next article when something inside of me snapped.
He said he reread the narrative and watched the video coverage on WCCB before approaching Winn with a suggestion.
We've been together for 33 years, and we've encountered the same ignorance and bigotry during that time, but we talked about it and said, 'This time we're going to do something about it.
Nichols contacted the local television station, and the reporter who reported the incident assisted him in reaching out to the shelter. Fezco's adoption papers were signed less than 48 hours afterwards.
But it wasn't long before Nichols realized the puppy required medical help.