It would be hard to find anybody who has been through more with a dog than Megan Leavey. While she was serving in Iraq, Leavey and her canine companion Rex were both hit by an improvised explosive device. Now out of the service, she hopes to adopt her former companion but is running into some trouble, according to USA Today.
Both Leavey and Rex eventually recovered from their injuries, though after Leavey was discharged in 2007, Rex kept at work with the with Armed Forces. However, the canine was recently diagnosed with facial palsy so he's unable to serve. So far Leavey has been unable to adopt him, and even reached out to New York Senator Charles E. Schumer to help her achieve her goal. He has responded by issuing an official statement.
"They deserve to be reunited after risking their lives to make sure our troops stayed as safe as possible when traveling roads littered with IEDs," Schumer said in the statement, issued Thursday. "I'm strongly urging the Air Force to do the right thing, cross the T's and dot the I's so that Rex gets the home he deserves."
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