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Orange County Florida: Save Rufus!! Please Sign!

Animals  (tags: animal welfare, animal cruelty, Orange County Florida, animal services, beagle puppy, Rufus, not aggressive, accidental bite, sweet dog, sentenced to death for one mistake )

- 1981 days ago -
A 1 year old Beagle pup has been sentenced to death by Orange County FL Animal Services because of an accident that occurred in the pup's home.


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Shana M (56)
Monday April 22, 2013, 11:08 pm

Helen Porter (39)
Monday April 22, 2013, 11:40 pm
It was just an accident.

What if we caused every person who had an accident such as a car accident to die.

Please let the little one live with his loving family.

Gysele van Santen (213)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 12:50 am
signed, thnx.

Alan Lambert (91)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 1:18 am
Signed and Noted

Tuesday April 23, 2013, 2:08 am
Signed with 1,247 supporters
noted with hope
Thank you!

Autumn S (151)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 2:22 am
Thank you for signing the petition "Orange County Florida: Save Rufus!"

Emma S (239)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 2:48 am
Done! Thanks, Julia,

Christeen A (353)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 6:29 am

Renee M. (0)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 6:46 am
This was merely an accident by the owner and the dog! My daughter who is 18 now was bitten in the face 2x by our dachshund when she was 3 years old. My husband scared the bejeebers out of him and he has NEVER done it again and he is 15 years old. Save Rufus!

Lisa N (207)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 6:48 am
Thank you for signing the petition "Orange County Florida: Save Rufus!"
Thank you Julia!

Patricia Cannell (825)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 7:36 am
Noted and signed.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 7:41 am
S+S,thx Julia.

Nicole W (646)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 8:41 am
signed and shared, thank you Julia

. (0)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 10:58 am
Previously signed. I pray Rufus is saved. Thanks Julia

Kay F (550)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 11:25 am
Signed & shared, thanks Julia.

Kimberly B (87)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 12:06 pm
Signed and noted, thank you Julia.

Andrew J. (0)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 12:14 pm
Rufus reacted as any dog might... He was not aggressive, nor has he ever shown any sign of aggression. He is a one year old puppy and was startled... come on, have a heart.

Svetlana B (20)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 1:05 pm
Signed, noted

Ilona V (0)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 2:53 pm
Thanks. Signed & noted.

Elizabeth M (65)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 4:02 pm
Noted and signed gladly Julia.

Liz NO FWDS G (72)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 4:09 pm
Noted and happily signed to STOP sweet Rufus from being killed,please have a heart and do the right thing and give him to the couple who wish to adopt him if his family are unable to take him back home,he is loved.Rufus is just a little puppy and did'nt mean any harm,when will the senseless killing of innocent dogs end!!!!!!! Praying that he will be saved and enjoy a long happy life,reminds me of poor Lennox,bless him.Thank you Julia and dear Henriette for the fwds.Liz Xx

Faye Swan (23)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 4:10 pm
Signed and noted! Thank you - I hope they save him!

Christine Stewart (134)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 4:40 pm

Vicky P (476)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 5:23 pm
noted and siged

Brigitte Nouari (3)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 6:12 pm
It is incredible that obsession to kill any animal that bites or clip for the first time. Only severe cases proved should be a behavioral examination. Let RUFUS to his family, he is a young dog safe and everyone knows that Beagles are very sweet dogs is very rare that they bite. It is even the first time I hear a beable bitten because in general they are not. RUFUS must live! Petition and shared.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 6:38 pm
Noted and signed, this is very heavy handed, what about training?

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 6:39 pm
I hope for good news, please keep us updated. thanks again.

Cindy Rhodes (106)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 9:32 pm
Noted, signed & thank you Melinda for posting Julia's petition!!!

Barb K (1693)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 10:28 pm
I signed last night, his sweet widdle big brown eyes now live in my heart. I offer up a prayer for Rufus...(if someone will please print it out for me and burn it, the ashes will take it to God in Heaven!)
Dearest God, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the creation of RUFUS. I am making my Faith Deposit and Thanking You, for not only SAVING RUFUS, but also for GIVING RUFUS A NEW START in LIFE with a NEW FAMILY! Thank you for Accepting my Faith Deposit and most of all for SAVING RUFUS! You are SOOOOOOO AWESOME!!!! I LOVE YOU SOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!! xo

karen n (57)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 11:12 pm
signed and noted Barb,thank you for shareing :)

Leslene Dunn (84)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 11:32 pm
Noted and signed - I am shocked, horrified and disgusted that these monsters can even do this to animals - who gave them the right. Send someone in to rescue this poor little dog - why should we wait for a petition to work and then live in hope that it succeeds only to find it doesn't. Why did they give the dog to them - people who love their animals just don't hand it over to someone else. Along with every other animal on this earth, you are in my prayers little one.

. (0)
Wednesday April 24, 2013, 2:38 am
signed and noted,thank you

Tanya W (65)
Wednesday April 24, 2013, 5:31 am
Noted and signed.

Lydia Weissmuller Price (181)
Wednesday April 24, 2013, 7:56 am
Signed and shared, thank you.

Ingrid A (524)
Wednesday April 24, 2013, 10:27 am
I hope Rufus is saved.

Joann Henderson (0)
Wednesday April 24, 2013, 3:40 pm
Please do not kill Rufus :(

Laurie H (818)
Wednesday April 24, 2013, 7:30 pm
So Many Thanks Julia, Signed & Shared & Commented-PRAY he will be sent HOME WHERE HE BELONGS!!!!!! ~THANKS TO EVERYONE, TRYING TO HELP HIM!!!!~XOXOXO

Russell R (87)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 9:43 am
sign & noted with comment

Past Member (0)
Friday April 26, 2013, 1:14 pm
Thank you for signing the petition "Orange County Florida: Save Rufus!"
thanks Julia:)

Irma B. (0)
Friday April 26, 2013, 3:45 pm
Please help Save Rufus! A portion of the profits will be donated to the cause.

Margaret Zimmerman (3)
Friday April 26, 2013, 5:36 pm
Signed and shared

Melissa F. (0)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 10:02 am
I've signed the petition and have added the petition to my Facebook page in hopes all of my friends can sign it too. I pray that Rufus is going to live a long, happy and healthy life and that it's not cut short by some heartless person or people who think it's easier just to put him down.

Irene L (23)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 12:20 pm
I signed any petition I could find on the web to help saving poor Rufus. He's just a puppy and reacted to being bothered while eating his kibble. Orange county Animal Services should be more objective to the FACTS and not to the twisted police report that what written 20 days AFTER the incident. The boy is fine and his little scar will grow out with time. What was the first thing he asked after he woke up the following morning: "Where is Rufus?"

Katka Oelmann (279)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 2:44 am

Deborah F. (0)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 11:43 am
the pup has suffered enough...due to confusion about the injury...and other misunderstandings...human error...he has been sick and lonely and afraid...please adopt him to a new home now if not with the family...

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 1:50 am
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