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Marine Seeks to Adopt Military Dog [Red Tape: IED Dog May Be Put Down Before Marine Can Adopt]
My Fox New York ^ | 3-10-2012 | MYFOX NEW YORK STAFF REPORT

Posted on 03/10/2012 9:26:39 AM PST by bimboeruption

A former Marine is hitting bureaucratic red tape in her quest to adopt the military service dog she served with in Iraq before it is put down.

Former Corporal Megan Leavey, of Rockland County, wants to take in a German shepherd named Sergeant Rex. They hunted for IEDs on Iraq during two tours of duty.

They were both severely injured in Iraq when an IED exploded near them. The dog is 10 years old now and can no longer serve.

"This is not (the Marines) first priority," Leavey admits, "A lot of times it gets lost in the shuffle."

But time is running out for the faithful dog.

"He's done his duty. It's time for him to relax," Leavey says.

Sen. Charles Schumer has stepped in and has asked the military to expedite Leavey's application to adopt Sergeant Rex before he is put to sleep.

"The Marines don't have a reason against reuniting them, it's just a slow bureaucracy," Shumer says.

"It's life or death," Leavey says for her former partner.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dog; euthanize; germanshepherd; marine
"Sen. Charles Schumer has stepped in and has asked the military to expedite Leavey's application to adopt Sergeant Rex before he is put to sleep."

WOW! Can't believe I have something good to say about Chuckie.

1 posted on 03/10/2012 9:26:43 AM PST by bimboeruption
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; Shannon; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; ...
WOOOF!

The Doggie Ping list is for FReepers who would like to be notified of threads relating to all things canid. If you would like to join the Doggie Ping Pack (or be unleashed from it), FReemail me.

2 posted on 03/10/2012 9:27:47 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: bimboeruption

Maybe some Democrats have a heart afterall.

There should be procedures in place for such things. If a dog has dutifully served and somebody is willing to adopt it at the end of its service life, it shouldn’t take more than 24 to 36 hours to complete the process.


3 posted on 03/10/2012 9:33:43 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Jonty30

I don’t know, but I suspect it’s a liability issue. Seems like they could find some way to mitigate that.


4 posted on 03/10/2012 9:36:07 AM PST by SuzyQue
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bump!


5 posted on 03/10/2012 9:40:16 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: SuzyQue

Well, that’s where full disclosure comes in. The military can create a profile as to what makes a suitable owner (no kids, former military personnel, police dog trainers), make sure the dog is up to date in shots, etc.

If I’m not mistaken, if a seller can document full-disclosure on a product, they’re fairly well protected from liability issues.


6 posted on 03/10/2012 9:54:22 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Jonty30

And this from the “law makers” who were so much in a hurry that they passed a 2,471 page, 1,147,271 word bill in the middle of the night, without reading it.


7 posted on 03/10/2012 9:56:15 AM PST by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: bimboeruption

More here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2857284/posts?page=12


8 posted on 03/10/2012 10:02:08 AM PST by khelus
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To: khelus

Hey, THANKS!

I did a search and nothing came up.


9 posted on 03/10/2012 10:03:35 AM PST by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: khelus

10 posted on 03/10/2012 10:04:10 AM PST by khelus
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To: bimboeruption

That’s because they are two very different titles. It looks like there is being enough publicity generated to speed up the adoption process, especially if the general public starts chiming in.


11 posted on 03/10/2012 10:06:45 AM PST by khelus
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To: bimboeruption

Woof!! and good luck Corporal Megan Leavey. I hope you succeed in saving this hero dog’s life.

I feel the same way about Schumer but on this one he has got it right and rightfully so.


12 posted on 03/10/2012 10:08:49 AM PST by MAKOTHEDOG
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To: bimboeruption
... WOW! Can't believe I have something good to say about Chuckie.

I agree. I NEVER thought the day would come when I could say good work Chuckie!
13 posted on 03/10/2012 10:09:13 AM PST by khelus
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To: bimboeruption
Couldn't Obama grant the dog a presidential ‘pardon’ just like he does for turkeys before Thanksgiving?
14 posted on 03/10/2012 10:26:19 AM PST by varon (Congress is a sanctuary for political criminals)
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To: MAKOTHEDOG
Another take; Schumer is responsible for making the government so unwieldy that we have to beg him for the life of a wonderful dog.
15 posted on 03/10/2012 11:01:29 AM PST by Chgogal (WSJ, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: Chgogal

Exactly.


16 posted on 03/10/2012 11:11:56 AM PST by 98ZJ USMC
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To: Chgogal

True That!!


17 posted on 03/10/2012 11:20:54 AM PST by MAKOTHEDOG
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To: Jonty30

This dog and her handler have saved lives. There is no reason to kill this canine hero. OIF vet


18 posted on 03/10/2012 11:28:25 AM PST by jesseam
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To: Jonty30

Don’t count on it. Vito Corleone did kindnesses for individuals, too, but he always made it a condition of his involvement that, one day, he would ask for a favor.

But, in reality, as with the mob, there’s never “just one favor” that gets the government, like a vampire invited into your home, out of your life.


19 posted on 03/10/2012 11:36:24 AM PST by DPMD
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To: bimboeruption; All

1-800-827-1000

That is the Office of Veterans Affairs number.

Dear Lord, whatever you do, do NOT try to email them, it is a total and absolute mess. Shakes head, sleep tight your government is awake : |

May God bring Megan and Rex together again, and may He guide our course as well.
Tatt


20 posted on 03/10/2012 12:07:54 PM PST by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: thesearethetimes...

They are so served those who stand, sit, lay down, guard, bark and wag their tails!


21 posted on 03/10/2012 1:41:33 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: bimboeruption; USMCWife6869; Indy Pendance; Still German Shepherd; dervish; Kozak; Joe 6-pack; ...
Same issue, different article.

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This is a low-volume list………so don’t worry!

(Please Freep-mail me if you’d like to be on or off the list.)

22 posted on 03/10/2012 7:34:26 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Jonty30

Must come under HHS and Kathleen Sebelius.


23 posted on 03/10/2012 7:54:56 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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