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


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Cher Away
- 445 days ago - dogster.com
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 (189)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 6:42 am
Sad
 

Kit B. (277)
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. (436)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 7:33 am
Here is a petition on Change.org : Signed with 156,420 supporters

http://www.change.org/petitions/orange-county-florida-save-rufus
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 7:49 am
Signed and noted, very sad!
 

Lisa Neste (696)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 7:51 am
You cannot currently send a star to Constance because you have done so within the last day.
 

Barbara D. (107)
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
Sad.
 

Sandi C. (237)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 8:17 am
s/n
 

Debbie Williamson (260)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 8:28 am
Signed and noted.
 

Ruth L. (289)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 8:28 am
Signed & noted. Thanks Cher and Constance
 

Kay M. (354)
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
FREE RUFUS!
 

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 Change.org. 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).
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 10:23 am
The great injustice would be to separate this boy and his dog.
 

Ruth S. (314)
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 W. (110)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 12:44 pm
Thanks, Constance for the petition. Signed with comment.
 

Julie E. (317)
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. (277)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 1:18 pm

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

Thomas P. (467)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 3:07 pm
Noted and signed...thanks Cher
 

Lisa Zarafonetis (177)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 3:26 pm
Signed & Shared on FB.
 

Lisa sick Windsor (154)
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. (279)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 8:51 pm
Cher - thank you...Thank you Constance for the petition link
 

Laurie H. (689)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 9:12 pm
Signed & Shared, with hope for Rufus!!!~ Thanks Cher & Sara~~
 

Joan M. (1089)
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 (378)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 12:37 am
N&S
 

desanka s. (379)
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 Watola (1179)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 2:11 am
noted
 

Irene S. (59)
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. (189)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 5:49 am
Thanks Cher (and Constance for the petition.) Signed and noted.
 

Floodedarea Please Help (220)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 6:31 am
Signed with 160,605 supporters
39,395 NEEDED
noted with hope...
Thank you!
 

Cinzia Palamara (65)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 10:04 am
Kakta forwarded me the petition and I've already signed it. Thanks Katka and Cher
 

Nancy Black (300)
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. (111)
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?
 

Past Member (0)
Monday May 6, 2013, 5:09 pm
Signed the petition on Change.Org and noted!
 

Misha L. (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. (163)
Monday July 29, 2013, 10:01 am
Had already signed and the petition was a victory according to change.org
Thanks Cher
 
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