A Woman’s Best Friend
Former marine Megan Leavey is reunited with partner after six years. Leavey was granted custody of Sgt. Rex, a bomb-sniffing German Shepherd, after a public petition to save the brave canine.
In 2006, Leavey and Sgt. Rex were both injured by a roadside bomb in Iraq. While Leavey was sent home and discharged for her wounds, Rex was sent back to Iraq to put his highly-skilled sniffer back to saving lives.
At 10 years-old, Sgt. Rex was retired but at risk of being put down, as military dogs often have a hard time acclimating to civilian life and are deemed unadoptable. However Leavey waited a long time for Rex’s retirement and worked tirelessly to adopt him.
Her mission to be reunited with her canine-comrade became public thanks to Senator Charles Schumer for starting an online petition that gathered over 20,000 signatures.
Luckily for Sgt. Rex, it worked and he was adopted by Leavey last week.
Same Sky would like to extend their warmest congratulations to this brave duo.Filed under TRUNK SHOWS | Comments: 0