This Dog's Farts Almost Got It Killed

MichaelKolander by MichaelKolander on Jul. 02, 2014

Every year, three-to-four million dogs and cats are euthanized in the United States. So when a pit bull named Misty was adopted from a high-kill shelter in South Carolina, it looked like she was one of the lucky ones. But unfortunately for Misty, her new owner had a case of buyer's remorse, and returned her to the shelter. Why? Dog farts.

According to information pasted on the Greenville County Pet Rescue Facebook page, Misty's would-be owners returned her because she "passes too much gas." Granted, dog farts aren't the most pleasant thing in the world. But even if Misty's flatulence was particularly repulsive, is that any reason to sign her death warrant?

You'll get the chair for this, fido!

Upon her return, Misty was placed on the shelter's urgent list, meaning that she was destined to be inhaling gas of a different sort. But luckily, her bizarre story caused an outpouring of grief from people on the Internet offering to donate to the shelter. Some people even offered to buy Misty special dog food designed to reduce flatulence, which raises the question of why they can't design similar food for humans. An anti-flatulence burrito would probably save a lot of relationships. But I digress.

Thanks to the outpouring of support, the shelter was able to place Misty with a foster family, sparing her from death row. Shelter spokeswoman Susan Bufano also said she anticipates that a permanent, hopefully well ventilated home can be found, which is great news.

"I'm glad to hear the farting dog lived!"

Of course, in the time it took me to write this, 30 people were killed in Iraq. But whatever, at least the farting dog is fine! (Source)

Obiwayne66 User

Quit feeding it shit food and dont give it table scraps. Splurge for the better quality food, it really does make a difference.

Pinefang User

What's sad is that the owners are who caused the gas by the type of food they were feeding the dog. They are just irresponsible pet owners. Glad they don't have the dog anymore I hope the shelter realizes this and don't adopt them another dog.

eldystar User

Each year 20,000 husbands are Euthenized for passing too much gas mate this dog with a gassy male dog to help these poor husbands evade that aweful fate. The Dog Did it.

COHockey User

I lost it when I saw the Arab and his quote. I had a Siamese cat who farted the most rotten stench EACH AND EVERY TIME you went to pet her. Sort of a pet and run kind of thing.... felt bad but it was better than puking on the cat. She would have put this dog to shame and ruined his sense of smell.

Jessie-Grey-883 User

The dog has gas quite possibly due to stress as well as a change in diet.

Rob-Main-516 User

The 'gassy dog to be gassed' gave it away... Why do people explain the video in the title... no need to watch it now....