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Monday, January 20, 2014 - 10:58am
San Antonio, TX (CNN) — Protesters turn out in San Antonio, Texas over the weekend for a rally aimed at saving the life of a dog named Buddy.
Buddy was taken from his family and quarantined by the city's Animal Care Services after attacking a 9-year-old girl in November. The dog's owner argues the girl provoked Buddy. It didn't matter to a local judge who ordered buddy to be euthanized, but attorney's filed a restraining order, saving Buddy's life until an appeal was made.
On Thursday, he was released from ACS into the care of a veterinarian. Still, supporters say they won't rest until buddy is back with his family.
Protester John Bachman also wants to see changes in the way the city handles cases like this, "We want to save Buddy, but we also want to see city procedures changed so this thing stops happening."
In Buddy's case, the dog has no history of violent or aggressive behavior.
The rally Saturday was just one of several grassroots efforts to help Buddy and his family.