Brazil police rescue dog becomes internet sensation
Brazil was one of the first countries in the world to ban animal testing on medicines, and the move has been credited with helping raise the country’s health rankings. But in the case of Brazil’s dog, the campaign to save the dog — first noticed by social media users — has sparked an outpouring of internet excitement.
Thousands of Internet users flocked to a Facebook page dedicated to the dog named “Raul de Paula” (the dog is Portuguese), and have taken to social media to express their admiration for the dog.
The animal had been taken to see Dr. Eduardo Castro Salles, professor of anesthesia at the University of Sao Paulo, and veterinarians were hoping to release him within three days.
This is not the first time a dog has made an Internet sensation. In 2014, a dog that had been named “Fez” by fans of the movie “The Nutcracker” was named “Princess Peanut” on social media.
Some Twitter users praised the dog’s good looks, while others praised the efforts of the dog’s owner, the veterinarian who took in the dog because of an inability to find a home for him. The dog’s owner said that many people had taken to Facebook as well for the post of the dog.
One twitter user, @Lil_Beth, wrote, “The dog you’re looking for is Raul de Paula. He’s a Brazilian Shepherd and has quite a following.”
To many users, the dog’s name has become a buzzword in Brazil: a dog has made a social media sensation.
“I don’t know what to say! I like it!” tweeted @fadigas.
Brazil’s “Doraemon” cartoon and its many imitators have taken to the streets in the past to protest social issues — in recent years, many of them have sought to combat animal testing.
In 2014, it was a Brazilian actress who became famous for protesting a lab testing the effects of hormone replacement therapy on women.
The actress, who goes by the name of Doraemon, started with her fans to create a campaign against the procedures.
“Please, let’s stop the hormone therapy,” wrote an account on Twitter called “You Are My Doraemon,” which had more than 200,000 followers at