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Save Rufus!!!! A Beagle Puppy Faces Euthanasia After Biting a Boy

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, dogs, pets )

- 1843 days ago -
The dog bit a family member. There's no history of aggression, but animal control takes a hard line.

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Daniel Partlow (179)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 6:42 am

Kit B (276)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 6:48 am

It would feel a bit better if we could at least sign a petition. People deliver crushing death blows to animals every day, far more severe than a bite on the lip. Almost nothing is done to them, but a puppy is to be killed by the state for being excited. Disgusting, and yet, very painfully sad.

Constance F (418)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 7:33 am
Here is a petition on : Signed with 156,420 supporters

Kerrie G (116)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 7:49 am
Signed and noted, very sad!

Lisa N (206)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 7:51 am
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Past Member (0)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 8:06 am
A little bit of overvigilance?? But these stories never present both positions and never any hard facts.

Alberta Gentleman (0)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 8:15 am

Sandi C (98)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 8:17 am

Solitary Eagle (324)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 8:28 am
Signed and noted.

Ruth L (242)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 8:28 am
Signed & noted. Thanks Cher and Constance

Kay M (347)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 8:31 am
signed, thanks for the petition link.

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 8:36 am
Hope it will work out well for the boy and the dog.

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 8:46 am

Shawna Call (0)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 9:04 am
Hope everything works out.

Mireille Picron (46)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 9:18 am
I visited the site and signed the petition on The link is inside the text on the site. There are over 42,000 signatures missing. Could you help in solving this lack ?

I tweeted this story 3 times today (one for each website).

. (0)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 10:23 am
The great injustice would be to separate this boy and his dog.

Ruth C (87)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 11:16 am
I have been bitten by a few dogs in my life but, I told anyone because I did not want the dogs to be put down.

Please free Rufus!

Sara Williams (8)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 12:44 pm
Thanks, Constance for the petition. Signed with comment.

Julie E (405)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 1:02 pm
Previously signed. Thanks for the link Constance.
Orange County Florida: Save Rufus!

Caroline S (78)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 1:04 pm
I totally agree with Kit B.

Kit B (276)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 1:18 pm

Thanks for the link to the petition for Rufus, Constance - signed.

Thomas P (280)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 3:07 pm
Noted and signed...thanks Cher

Lisa Zarafonetis (168)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 3:26 pm
Signed & Shared on FB.

Lisa W (143)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 5:00 pm
Noted, don't have Facebook though, sorry!

Anne S (14)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 6:49 pm
Poor Rufus!

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 7:58 pm
Noted and signed! Thank you, Cher.

Mary T (358)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 8:51 pm
Cher - thank you...Thank you Constance for the petition link

Laurie H (817)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 9:12 pm
Signed & Shared, with hope for Rufus!!!~ Thanks Cher & Sara~~

Saturday May 4, 2013, 11:09 pm
Thanks Constance for the petition site. This little guy was just excited he should not loose his life over this.
I hope we can save him. Thanks Cher

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 12:37 am

desanka s (416)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 12:48 am
Does Rufus looks like a dangerous dog... he is only a puppy, who is now very lonely and scared.
Thank you Cher and Constance for the petition.

Danuta W (1249)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 2:11 am

Irene S (69)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 3:13 am
An agressive Beagle? Seems an oxymoron to me. Sounds like a tragic accident. Im confident of his passing the test!

paul m (93)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 4:51 am

Stupid,,,,how many times have I bean bitten by dogs ???

Joe R (190)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 5:49 am
Thanks Cher (and Constance for the petition.) Signed and noted.

Sunday May 5, 2013, 6:31 am
Signed with 160,605 supporters
39,395 NEEDED
noted with hope...
Thank you!

Cinzia Palamara (26)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 10:04 am
Kakta forwarded me the petition and I've already signed it. Thanks Katka and Cher

Nancy Black (308)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 2:46 pm
Noted, tweeted, shared, tweeted, shared. I signed a petition for Rufus earlier. HOPE IT WORKS. If not the poor little boy will suffer a far great injury than his pet's bite.

Sherri G (128)
Monday May 6, 2013, 4:38 am
I agree a petition would help us get the point across. I guess the name "Humane Society" is just a name after all. Nothing humane here. TY Cher

Past Member (0)
Monday May 6, 2013, 6:34 am
This is stupid and obscene. Puppies all nibble. They are not serious bites. What lunatic has decided this puppy should be destoyed?

. (3)
Monday May 6, 2013, 5:09 pm
Signed the petition on Change.Org and noted!

Monika M (23)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 3:49 pm
I wish we could receive updates about the fate of this wonderful Rufus. It is heartbreaking to read that the littleboy is asking for Rufus all the time...

Carol H (229)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 9:16 am
last I heard Rufus got saved!!!

Yvonne F (181)
Monday July 29, 2013, 10:01 am
Had already signed and the petition was a victory according to
Thanks Cher
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