Senator Schumer's petition to reunite Marine Corporal Leavey and Sgt. Rex, Citizen Warrior by Tiffany Madison for Communities @WashingtonTimes.com DALLAS, March 15, 2012 – Corporal Megan Leavey, a Marine dog-handler and combat veteran has been tireless in her efforts to adopt, “Sergeant Rex”, the military service dog that has followed her lead from Camp Pendleton, Calif., to Iraq. With recent support from Washington and the online community, Corporal Leavey may finally get her wish.
Since 2007, she has attempted to adopt Rex. At first her request was denied. Rex was still a valuable asset to the military. That changed when he was diagnosed with facial palsy, which prevents him from further service.
Currently, 10-year old Rex sits in an Air Force kennel at Lackland Air Force base awaiting his fate, which Leavey fears may be euthanasia.
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