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Save Rufus the Dog

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- 946 days ago -
While Rufus is waiting for his faith in court - he's becoming sicker by the minute. Please sign the petition: ida-save-rufus

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Cinzia Palamara (43)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 3:08 am
I sicceeded in signing it, at last. Thank you very much Katka for caring.

iveta NoFwdsPls cer (65)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 3:08 am
Signed , poor Rufus , I hope he will be saved , thank you Katka

Cindy Rhodes (106)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 3:12 am
I signed already, thank you Katka!

john byrne (50)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 3:16 am

SIGNED best of luck with this.

veronique L. (209)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 3:45 am
Sorry, couldn't sign it; it says: We couldn't find the page you were looking for.
Biut noted!

Frances Darcy (228)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 3:54 am
I'm sorry, i could not the page to sign it, but noted

Christeen Anderson (656)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 4:04 am

Nils Anders Lunde (614)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 4:44 am
Signed & Noted. This is not right if Rufus is going to be put to sleep! Misunderstandings happens all over the world. When a bomb from a US plane (or others) is hitting wrong or unfortunately take some others in the same blast............? Whos to blame? Government? bombfactory? pilot? rocketfuelproducers? wind?........................

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 4:45 am
Also got the message "sorry we can't find the page you are looking for". I have been having trouble with Change for several days. I have 2 accounts there and can't log off my hubby's account so when I can sign, I can only sign for him and have to bookmark the petition for me to sign later. Thanks Katka...I think I have already signed this one but will keep trying.

Katka Oelmann (264)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 4:57 am
Please try this link:

Veerle V. (49)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 5:02 am
Danke vielmals, Katka. Signiert und weitergeschickt.

Birgit W. (155)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 5:13 am
Danke Katka.

Tanya W. (61)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 5:30 am
Noted and signed Katka.

Mariette G. (170)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 5:36 am
Thank you for signing the petition "Orange County Florida: Save Rufus!"
Thanks for the link Katka! Soooo signed!

Gloria picchetti (305)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 5:41 am
Previously signed but I liked the video and liked the FB page.

Sandi C. (230)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 6:00 am
noted and signed

deb s. (145)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 6:12 am
All done gladly and with hopes TY Katka

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 7:10 am
done, thanks

Sue H. (1)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 7:16 am
signed and noted

Ruth M. (252)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 7:21 am
Signed & noted thanks Katka for sending me this

Aaron Bouchard (159)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 7:25 am
Signed and noted thanks

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 7:41 am
You have already signed the petition "Orange County Florida: Save Rufus!"
done thx Katus:))

naomi cohen (44)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 7:47 am

Natasha Salgado (672)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 8:14 am
I'm not sure this will help but it can't hurt either. Rick Scott is not an animal loving person at all. He basically rented a dog from a shelter for his campaign and after we was in office,that poor dog was returned to the shelter once again...not a kind man at all. Will say a little prayer for you Rufus. Def signed,thx Katka!

Penny C. (94)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 8:40 am

Amy E. (66)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 8:43 am

Henriette Matthijn (149)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 10:24 am
I signed. Thanks Katka. Petition for Rufus link

Henriette Matthijn (149)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 10:26 am
The activated link is not working. Just copy & paste. I tried, Thanks.

Henriette Matthijn (149)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 10:32 am
Petition link for Rufus

Henriette Matthijn (149)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 10:34 am
The activated Petition link for Rufus works.

Melania Padilla (190)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 10:52 am
Signed and shared

. (7)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 10:52 am
They sure didn't make it easy to find to sign! Noted and signed, thanks Cher, hope this works for him!

naomi cohen (44)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 10:59 am
thank you, sweet katka. all done.

Ilona V. (0)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 11:11 am
Thanks. Signed & noted.
I'll keep my fingers crossed for him.

Angelika R. (145)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 11:50 am
already signed earlier-thx (Governor Scott will most likely NOT be of any help-would really surprise me, but hoping)

Kay M. (345)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 12:24 pm

Lisa sick Windsor (149)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 3:28 pm
Done! I pray Rufus gets out and gets the help and love he deserrves! TY Katka

Eternal Gardener (750)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 3:39 pm

Bartlomiej T. (296)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 3:51 pm
Signed, of course!

LMj Recovering Sunshine (144)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 4:18 pm
TY Katka!!

Lauren Kozen (169)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 5:49 pm
Noted & Signed. Thanks Katka.

Winn Adams (218)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 7:10 pm

Thomas P. (452)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 7:11 pm
Noted and signed...thanks Katka

Michael Carney (218)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 8:07 pm
Noted, and signed...Thanks Katka... :)

Kathy P. (483)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 10:16 pm
Prayers for Rufus. Noted. Thank you Katka.

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Monday April 29, 2013, 12:17 am
Noted and signed with hope for Rufus.

Leslene Dunn (79)
Monday April 29, 2013, 12:45 am
How can they be so callously cruel - this poor dog needs help and people need to go in and rescue him. I pray they do.

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Monday April 29, 2013, 1:57 am
Already signed.

Ana R (201)
Monday April 29, 2013, 3:18 am
Thank you!

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (43)
Monday April 29, 2013, 5:11 am

Fi T. (18)
Monday April 29, 2013, 5:48 am
Please save the innocent

Sara P. (69)
Monday April 29, 2013, 6:06 am
I've already signed this petition my Katka but seems that this page not exist no more :(((

Yvonne F. (177)
Monday April 29, 2013, 7:08 am
Petition signed! Great video! Fingers crossed for Little Rufus! What is becoming of this World? Scary that it is so heartless! Thanks Katka

. (0)
Monday April 29, 2013, 9:18 am
Already signed, noted - thank you so much Katka

Sergio Padilla (63)
Monday April 29, 2013, 10:31 am

Sandra ;atterson (59)
Monday April 29, 2013, 1:39 pm
signed and noted of course

Laurie H. (808)
Monday April 29, 2013, 8:25 pm
Signed & Shared previously, but will keep Sharing & praying for this baby!!! Thanks dearest Katka, so much!~

Lydia Weissmuller Price (181)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 10:27 am
Signed and shared already. Everyone, please use Katka's link:

Barbara S. (92)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 3:50 am
a s , shared , noted

Barbara S. (92)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 3:51 am
thank u Sara for forwarded

Farah Hage Ali (154)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 12:12 pm
noted, thank you for sharing

Wednesday May 1, 2013, 2:25 pm
Noted and already signed. Thank you Katka.

desanka sandulovic (415)
Friday May 3, 2013, 4:37 pm
Rufus has 149,025 supporters, with me!
Time for Rufus to GO HOME!

Thank you Katka.

Sherri AWAY Martin (100)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 1:10 pm
Signed and shared to Facebook

Elsie Au (264)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 5:01 am
Signed and shared. Thanks.

desanka sandulovic (415)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 10:42 pm

"I'm so excited to share this news: we saved Rufus! Just days ago this adorable Beagle puppy was scheduled to be put down, and now he has been reunited with his family.

Thank you so much for signing my petition to Orange County Animal Control -- Rufus was my friend's dog, and was going to be killed until I delivered my petition and more than 180,000 signatures. When the Animal Control staff at the county shelter realized that so many people like you and me wanted to help save Rufus, they responded right away and promised that they wouldn't harm Rufus until the controversy was over.

Our outcry was even picked up by TV reporters, who covered the story and Rufus' safe return back home. Here's a heart-warming picture of their reunion:

Rufus' story has shown me how critical it is for animal lovers like us to step in and protect pets from harm. That's why a 7 year-old Sheltie named Jack needs our help right now: just like Rufus, Jack is a sweet dog that could be put to death unless we help him.

The petition to save Jack is taking off on -- will you sign the petition and help prevent Jack from being euthanized?

Thank you again for helping save Rufus, and for everything that you do.


Julie Wheeler"
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