Update: The Battle To Save MWD Rex

Stories On The Campaign To Save Him
MWD Rex

Victory Update

It's official -- MWD Rex will be going home to Cpl. Megan Leavey.

The celebratory news reports are too many to list here, but you can find them with this search:

http://news.google.com/news/story?ncl=http://www.lohud.com/article/20120320/NEWS03/303200045/Schumer-Retired-military-dog-Rex-former-Marine-reunite%3Fodyssey%3Dtab%257Ctopnews%257Ctext%257CNews&hl=en&geo=us

Please join us with Cpl. Leavey in saying "Welcome home, Rex!"

Online Petitions

Here are two online petitions to help save MWD Rex:

Sen. Schumer petition - 8,152 signatures*
http://schumer.senate.gov/Contact/sgtrex.cfm

Change.org petition - 5,444 signatures*
http://www.change.org/petitions/help-speed-up-sgt-rex-s-adoption

*As of 3/14/2012 12:00 Noon

News Updates

There are so many news stories coming out about the effort to save MWD Rex, that we decided to give him his own page. We will post all major stories here as we receive them. If you see any big story we missed, please let us know at info@saveavet.org

March 9, 2012 - U.S. News on MSNBC.com
Marine and dog bonded by war, divided by red tape
http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/09/10626495-marine-and-dog-bon...

March 9, 2012 - The Journal News
Former Marine lobbies to adopt canine partner
http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2012/03/gannett-former-marine-lobbi...

March 9, 2012 - WABC-NY Local News
Battle over military dog
http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local/northern_suburbs&id...

March 9, 2012 - MyFox New York
Marine Seeks to Adopt Military Dog
http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/news/marine-seeks-to-adopt-military-dog-20120309

March 10, 2012 - Daily Mail
'Rex is my partner, I love him': The marine blown up with her dog in Afghanistan now fighting to stop the Corps putting him down
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2113064/Rex-partner-I-love-Injur...

March 10, 2012 - Fox News
Injured Marine seeks to adopt dog from Afghanistan before put to sleep
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/03/10/injured-marine-seeks-to-adopt-dog-f...

March 10, 2012 - New York Post
Ex-Marine’s dog of war
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/ex_marine_dog_of_war_LCel2IGkhvynqWnw...

March 10, 2012 - Radar Online
Marine Fights To Adopt Canine Partner She Served With In Iraq
http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2012/03/marine-fights-adopt-canine...

March 11, 2012 - New York Daily News
Former Marine battles military to let her adopt ex-bomb sniffing battle dog
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/marine-battles-military-adopt-e...

March 11, 2012 - Fox News Gretawire
Can we ever stop being stupid for one time? can we bypass the red tape and get this dog – before he is put down – to this injured marine?
http://gretawire.foxnewsinsider.com/2012/03/11/can-we-bypass-the-red-tap...

March 11, 2012 - Blogcritics.org
Justice with Judge Jeanine Pirro
http://blogcritics.org/video/article/justice-with-judge-jeanine-pirro-ma...

March 12, 2012 - EmpireStateNews.net
Marine Corporal hopes to reunite with military dog, with senator’s help
http://www.empirestatenews.net/News/20120312-4.html

March 12, 2012 - ohmidog!
Ex-marine seeks to adopt former partner
http://www.ohmidog.com/2012/03/12/ex-marine-seeks-to-adopt-former-partner/

March 12, 2012 - The Stir
Iraqi Veteran Shouldn't Have to Fight to Adopt Her Hero Dog
http://thestir.cafemom.com/in_the_news/134428/iraqi_veteran_shouldnt_hav...

March 12, 2012 - Daily News Transcript
Ex-Marine fights for partner's life
http://www.dailynewstranscript.com/community/blogs/amys-take/x1907506558...

March 13, 2012 - Global Animal
Ex-Marine Fights For Canine Comrade
http://www.globalanimal.org/2012/03/13/ex-marine-fights-for-canine-comra...

March 13, 2012 - WBNG News
Schumer Announces Petition Drive to Reunite Heroic Military Dog With Partner
http://www.wbng.com/news/state/Schumer-Announces-Petition-Drive-to-Reuni...

March 13, 2012 - WABC-NY Local News
Petition to reunite military dog with Marine
http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local/northern_suburbs&id...

March 14, 2012 - The Journal News
Schumer launches petition to reunite Valley Cottage veteran with dog
http://www.lohud.com/article/20120314/NEWS/303140045/Schumer-launches-pe...

March 14, 2012 - Mid-Hudson News
Senator circulating petition to reunite Iraq vet with her military working dog
http://www.midhudsonnews.com/News/2012/March/14/Leavey_Rex-14Mar12.html

March 14, 2012 - The Associated Press
Petition drive begins over heroic combat dog Rex
http://www.newsday.com/news/nation/petition-drive-begins-over-heroic-com...

March 14, 2012 - The Daily Caller
Chuck Schumer launches petition right-wingers and dog-lovers can get behind
http://dailycaller.com/2012/03/14/chuck-schumer-launches-petition-right-...

March 14, 2012 - Metro New York
Marine Megan Leavey wants to adopt, save Sergeant Rex
http://www.metro.us/newyork/newyork/article/1124548--photos-marine-megan...

March 16, 2012 - Foreign Policy
What's really going on with Rex?
http://ricks.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/03/16/rebecca_s_war_dog_of_the...

March 16, 2012 - Riverside Patch
Effort To Reunite Vet With Canine Partner Is "Overwhelming"
http://rivertowns.patch.com/articles/effort-to-reunite-vet-with-canine-p...

March 17, 2012 - North Country Gazette
Saving Sgt. Rex
http://www.northcountrygazette.org/2012/03/17/saving_sgt_rex/

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