SGT REX AND CPL LEAVEY REUNITED!

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SGT REX AND CPL LEAVEY REUNITED!

Post by lovekitties on Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:07 pm

Don't know if anyone has been following this story but marine Cpt Megan Leavey and her Bomb sniffing dog partner Sgt Rex worked together in Iraq and were both injured in 2006 by an IRD. Megan retired but after his injuries healed Sgt Rex was put back into service for another tour until he came down with some medical problems. Megan wanted to adopt him but the army was going to actually put this hero dog down!
NY Senator Chuck Schumer intervened and signatures poured in to save Sgt Rex and have him be adopted by Megan, and it finally happened yesterday!!!!
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Post by Sue Short on Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:40 pm



Great news.
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Post by Suzzzz on Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:56 pm

I read a little about it and saw some vid --- I'm SO happy for that dog and his best friend! They literally went through the wars together and now they get to enjoy their civvy life together, too. Very happy ending. I love you
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Post by lovekitties on Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:04 pm

Senator Schumer is entering legislation to make it easier for armed forces vets to adopt their canine partners
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Post by Sue Short on Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:37 pm



I can't believe something like that isn't already in place.
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Post by fiffur on Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:21 pm

HOORAY! I am so glad they are together again after all this time.

I was one of the people who signed that petition. I was also surprised they didn't have some laws or rules in place for situations like theirs.
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Post by Suzzzz on Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:49 pm

That should certainly be in place, for military and public service (law enforcement, fire, etc.) dogs.
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