MATTHEWS, NC — The dog abandoned at the Stanly County Animal Shelter now has a new family, ready to love him exactly as he is. “It’s just a dumb reason to report a dog,” says Steve Nichols. He adopts the dog and says, “We just thought it would make sense for the gay dog to be adopted by a loving gay family.
Nichols and her partner John live in the Charlotte area and have been together for over 30 years. He says, “We’ve been subject to this kind of bigotry and ignorance throughout our lives together, and we haven’t always been able to do anything about it. We looked at each other and thought we could do something about it.
Former Fezco owners dumped him because he was ‘gay’ after bumping another male dog. To be clear: the dog bump is not an indication of sexual orientation. “All dogs do it. It’s all about dominance and play,” says Dr. William Pressly of Pressly Animal Hospital. He will treat Fezco for heartworms, spay him, and make sure he’s otherwise Apart from the fact that the dog was dumped for a bump, he also obviously didn’t pay much attention to his previous owners.
Pressly often partners with the Greater Charlotte SPCA rescue group. The rescue funds Fezco’s medical treatments. He reminds people, “You don’t throw them away. When you get an animal, it’s there for life.
Nichols and his partner renamed Fezco “Oscar”, after Oscar Wilde, the late gay poet.