Rugar, a beloved and devoted family dog, was shot on Sunday, July 8th and left to suffer by a St. Louis County, Minnesota Sheriff's Deputy...Officer Chris Cazin. The bullet went through the top of his muzzle, out his throat and through his paw. The only reason that the officer drove down the quarter-mile driveway was to deliver civil papers...a summons for an old medical bill in the amount of $1300. According to the deputy, this amount was worth leaving a pet suffering in his own front yard for his guardians to find. Rugar's owner drove up a short time later to find his faithful friend gurgling on his own blood in the driveway. The magnitude of this situation is astounding, the cruelty that the officer showed is truly horrifying. Needless to say, Rugar had to be put down, there was no saving him...the only option was to humanely end his suffering. We have to put a stop to this kind of senseless violence. If we can't even trust officers to place proper judgement on the use of deadly force when it comes to our pets, how can we trust them with our children or ourselves? Please stand up for Rugar and the many other pets who have lost their lives in similar circumstances.
We have a Facebook page entitled 'Justice for Rugar'...here is the link:
Some of you may have already visited the site and shared, I just want everyone to know that there is a constant stream of new information being added daily. Please re-check the site and share with your friends.
Leslie Ruggiero started this petition with a single signature, and now has 3,342 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.