Pitbull Rufy is The Hero

2018-05-31 06:01
Rufy, the two-year-old pitbull.

Rufy, the two-year-old pitbull.

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A pitbull named Rufy has been hailed a hero after saving the life of his companion.

The two-year-old dog was shot in the face while protecting a man from robbers in Nyanga earlier this month.

He had to undergo a life-saving operation last Sunday at the Animal Welfare Society of South Africa (AWS) in Philippi, after his lower jaw was fractured and his teeth shattered by the bullet.

“This is truly a story worth telling, especially since the pitbull breed is usually in the media for all the wrong reasons.

Rufy’s story is about a relationship between him and his owner, and the strength of their bond,” says Allen Perrins, the communications officer at AWS.

“On the day of the incident, Rufy accompanied her owner, Sibusiswe Jojo’s brother on a walk in Nyanga. Midway through the walk, Jojo’s brother was approached by an unknown assailant who demanded that he hand over his cellphone,” Perrins said.

“Rufy, being much loved and very well cared for by his companion, unhesitatingly jumped to his defence, but whilst trying to protect the man, ended up being shot in the face by the robber, who without a second thought pulled out his gun at Rufy, at point-blank range.”

The dog was rushed to AWS and immediately admitted to surgery.

“The damage caused was extensive and it took our senior veterinarian several hours to carefully extract the bullet which was lodged in Rufy’s face, and to pin his shattered bottom jaw.After the delicate operation he was placed in intensive care and given a positive but guarded prognosis.

“Rufy’s owners visited him every single day that he was in our care and despite his injuries, he always managed to greet them with a few enthusiastic wags of his tail.”

His resilience, zest for life and recovery have been described as remarkable and our veterinarian has given a good prognosis for a full recovery.

“Rufy is not a vicious dog. He is not a dangerous dog. He was willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for his owner and deserves a hero’s welcome home.”

The incident has been reported to Nyanga Police Station.

A pitbull named Rufy has been hailed a hero after saving the life of his daily companion. The two-year-old dog was shot in the face while protecting a man from robbers in Nyanga earlier this month.

He had to undergo a life-saving operation last Sunday at the Animal Welfare Society of South Africa (AWS) in Philippi, after his lower jaw was fractured and his teeth shattered by the bullet.

“This is truly a story worth telling, especially since the pitbull breed is usually in the media for all the wrong reasons. Rufy’s story is about a relationship between him and his owner, and the strength of their bond,” says Allen Perrins, the communications officer at AWS.

“On the day of the incident, Rufy accompanied her owner, Sibusiswe Jojo’s brother on a walk in Nyanga. Midway through the walk, Jojo’s brother was approached by an unknown assailant who demanded that he hand over his cellphone,” explains Perrins.

“Rufy, being much loved and very well cared for by his companion, unhesitatingly jumped to his defence, but whilst trying to protect the man, ended up being shot in the face by the robber, who without a second thought pulled out his gun at Rufy, at pointblank range.”

The dog was rushed to AWS and immediately admitted to surgery.

“The damage caused was extensive and it took our senior veterinarian several hours to carefully extract the bullet which was lodged in Rufy’s face, and to pin his shattered bottom jaw. After the delicate operation he was placed in intensive care and given a positive but guarded prognosis.

“Rufy’s owners visited him every single day that he was in our care and despite his injuries he always managed to greet them with a few enthusiastic wags of his tail. His resilience, zest for life and recovery have been described as remarkable and our veterinarian has given a good prognosis for a full recovery.

“Rufy is not a vicious dog. He is not a dangerous dog. He was willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for his owner and deserves a hero’s welcome home. The incident has been reported to Nyanga Police Station and charges of animal cruelty will be added to the armed robbery docket,” adds Perrins.

A pitbull named Rufy has been hailed a hero after saving the life of his daily companion. The two-year-old dog was shot in the face while protecting a man from robbers in Nyanga earlier this month.

He had to undergo a life-saving operation last Sunday at the Animal Welfare Society of South Africa (AWS) in Philippi, after his lower jaw was fractured and his teeth shattered by the bullet.

“This is truly a story worth telling, especially since the pitbull breed is usually in the media for all the wrong reasons. Rufy’s story is about a relationship between him and his owner, and the strength of their bond,” says Allen Perrins, the communications officer at AWS.

“On the day of the incident, Rufy accompanied her owner, Sibusiswe Jojo’s brother on a walk in Nyanga. Midway through the walk, Jojo’s brother was approached by an unknown assailant who demanded that he hand over his cellphone,” explains Perrins.

“Rufy, being much loved and very well cared for by his companion, unhesitatingly jumped to his defence, but whilst trying to protect the man, ended up being shot in the face by the robber, who without a second thought pulled out his gun at Rufy, at pointblank range.”

The dog was rushed to AWS and immediately admitted to surgery.

“The damage caused was extensive and it took our senior veterinarian several hours to carefully extract the bullet which was lodged in Rufy’s face, and to pin his shattered bottom jaw. After the delicate operation he was placed in intensive care and given a positive but guarded prognosis.

“Rufy’s owners visited him every single day that he was in our care and despite his injuries he always managed to greet them with a few enthusiastic wags of his tail. His resilience, zest for life and recovery have been described as remarkable and our veterinarian has given a good prognosis for a full recovery.

“Rufy is not a vicious dog. He is not a dangerous dog. He was willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for his owner and deserves a hero’s welcome home. The incident has been reported to Nyanga Police Station and charges of animal cruelty will be added to the armed robbery docket,” adds Perrins.

A pitbull named Rufy has been hailed a hero after saving the life of his daily companion. The two-year-old dog was shot in the face while protecting a man from robbers in Nyanga earlier this month.

He had to undergo a life-saving operation last Sunday at the Animal Welfare Society of South Africa (AWS) in Philippi, after his lower jaw was fractured and his teeth shattered by the bullet.

“This is truly a story worth telling, especially since the pitbull breed is usually in the media for all the wrong reasons. Rufy’s story is about a relationship between him and his owner, and the strength of their bond,” says Allen Perrins, the communications officer at AWS.

“On the day of the incident, Rufy accompanied her owner, Sibusiswe Jojo’s brother on a walk in Nyanga. Midway through the walk, Jojo’s brother was approached by an unknown assailant who demanded that he hand over his cellphone,” explains Perrins.

“Rufy, being much loved and very well cared for by his companion, unhesitatingly jumped to his defence, but whilst trying to protect the man, ended up being shot in the face by the robber, who without a second thought pulled out his gun at Rufy, at pointblank range.”

The dog was rushed to AWS and immediately admitted to surgery.

“The damage caused was extensive and it took our senior veterinarian several hours to carefully extract the bullet which was lodged in Rufy’s face, and to pin his shattered bottom jaw. After the delicate operation he was placed in intensive care and given a positive but guarded prognosis.

“Rufy’s owners visited him every single day that he was in our care and despite his injuries he always managed to greet them with a few enthusiastic wags of his tail. His resilience, zest for life and recovery have been described as remarkable and our veterinarian has given a good prognosis for a full recovery.

“Rufy is not a vicious dog. He is not a dangerous dog. He was willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for his owner and deserves a hero’s welcome home. The incident has been reported to Nyanga Police Station and charges of animal cruelty will be added to the armed robbery docket,” adds Perrins.

A pitbull named Rufy has been hailed a hero after saving the life of his daily companion. The two-year-old dog was shot in the face while protecting a man from robbers in Nyanga earlier this month.

He had to undergo a life-saving operation last Sunday at the Animal Welfare Society of South Africa (AWS) in Philippi, after his lower jaw was fractured and his teeth shattered by the bullet.

“This is truly a story worth telling, especially since the pitbull breed is usually in the media for all the wrong reasons. Rufy’s story is about a relationship between him and his owner, and the strength of their bond,” says Allen Perrins, the communications officer at AWS.

“On the day of the incident, Rufy accompanied her owner, Sibusiswe Jojo’s brother on a walk in Nyanga. Midway through the walk, Jojo’s brother was approached by an unknown assailant who demanded that he hand over his cellphone,” explains Perrins.

“Rufy, being much loved and very well cared for by his companion, unhesitatingly jumped to his defence, but whilst trying to protect the man, ended up being shot in the face by the robber, who without a second thought pulled out his gun at Rufy, at pointblank range.”

The dog was rushed to AWS and immediately admitted to surgery.

“The damage caused was extensive and it took our senior veterinarian several hours to carefully extract the bullet which was lodged in Rufy’s face, and to pin his shattered bottom jaw. After the delicate operation he was placed in intensive care and given a positive but guarded prognosis.

“Rufy’s owners visited him every single day that he was in our care and despite his injuries he always managed to greet them with a few enthusiastic wags of his tail. His resilience, zest for life and recovery have been described as remarkable and our veterinarian has given a good prognosis for a full recovery.

“Rufy is not a vicious dog. He is not a dangerous dog. He was willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for his owner and deserves a hero’s welcome home. The incident has been reported to Nyanga Police Station and charges of animal cruelty will be added to the armed robbery docket,” adds Perrins.

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