Orange Co. Facebook users help save life of blind puppy

Orange County Animal Services uses Facebook to promote homeless pets

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ORLANDO, Fla. - Within hours of posting a photo of Rue, a blind 5-month-old pit bull puppy, on Facebook, the post had been shared by almost 200 people.

Thanks to the post, Orange County Animal Services received an adoption application for Rue the next day.

After seeing Rue's picture on Facebook, Jacqueline Lipka knew she had to save the life of this special needs puppy.

"When I saw her, I fell in love with her and it didn't matter that she was blind," Lipka said in a release. "I thank Orange County Animal Services for posting her on Facebook, so I was able to see that Miss Rue was in need. I can't wait to take her home after her surgery. She has a family waiting for her."

Rue is scheduled to be spayed today and will be going home soon with her new family.

Orange County Animal Services is using social media to help find homes for shelter pets and to advertise its services.

"We're thrilled that social media has helped us find a forever home for Rue," said Dil Luther, Division Manager of Orange County Animal Services. "Facebook has been a great outlet for us to promote our current events and adoptable animals."

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