Give Luca a Voice
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This is a petition to have Breck Ruddick removed from the Missouri State University football team.
Ruddick was someone Katie trusted. He had watched her dog before and she had spent a good amount of time with Breck as friends. She never thought leaving her 42 pound Australian Shepherd with Breck, a 200+ pound MSU football player, would lead to this. After "losing his cool" and hitting poor Luca, breck then led him outside and let him run off, all alone and bleeding profusely to try and cover up what he had done. Breck told Katie that "Luca had ran off" and she spent the whole night looking for her dog.
The next day, a girl saw Katie's post on Facebook and explained that she had found Luca in a parking lot covered in blood. The girl was nice enough to take him home and attempted to clean him up. When he was returned to Katie, the next day, he was STILL bleeding. He was then rushed over to the vet where they found that his jaw had been shattered and molers had all been fractured. After a 4 hour surgery, Luca had 6 teeth extracted and many sutures after the vet tried to fix the damage Breck had inflicted. 72 hours later Luca was stable enough to return home with Katie.
He will remain on an oatmeal based diet and likeley have a lot of work to do by way of tusting humans again. It was the vet's professional opinion that Luca had to have been hit more than one time with all of Breck's force or with another object to have caused that much trauma
[Update 9/27: The Springfield police referred Katie to animal control where Breck has been cited for animal cruelty and letting an animal run at large.] Missouri State University backed head football coach Dave Steckel in his decision to suspend Ruddick until the situation is resolved and the university has opened up an investigation.
If you feel as we do, that Breck Ruddick does not deserve the privledge of representing Missouri State University's athletic program as a role model of the school, please sign and share this petition for his immediate removal from the team.
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