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Former Marine Finally Gets To Adopt Dog That Served With Her

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After a high-profile adoption campaign and months of worry, a military dog handler finally managed to save the dog that served with her in Iraq from death-row, The Blaze reports. Former Marine Cpl. Megan Leavey, 28, and her beloved German shepherd --

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Marlene Dinkins (268)
Sunday March 25, 2012, 1:53 pm
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! awesome news for this dog and her owner!!!!!!!!!!!!!! fantasticci!!!!!!!!!!!

Nicole W. (648)
Sunday March 25, 2012, 2:50 pm

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 25, 2012, 5:30 pm
Noted. Thanks.

Mary T. (185)
Sunday March 25, 2012, 5:31 pm
Great news, Thanks Lindsey.

Holly Lawrence (473)
Sunday March 25, 2012, 5:48 pm
OOh so happy that this story has such a wonderful ending ..!

Debbie Hogan (115)
Sunday March 25, 2012, 7:34 pm
Fantastic news. Gorgeous, brave dog.

Quanta Kiran (66)
Sunday March 25, 2012, 10:24 pm

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Monday March 26, 2012, 12:35 am
Thank you.

. (0)
Monday March 26, 2012, 2:07 am
they are really lovable

thx Lindsey

cynthia B. (219)
Monday March 26, 2012, 2:38 am
How wonderful this is

Kerrie G. (135)
Monday March 26, 2012, 7:05 am
Cool...noted, thanks.

Lydia Weissmuller Price (181)
Monday March 26, 2012, 7:21 am
Nothing more hope-inspiring than a soldier with a soft heart. It is as it should be. Thank you Megan!

Sandi C. (233)
Monday March 26, 2012, 7:57 am

Dawn Mason (132)
Monday March 26, 2012, 8:38 am
Great :)

Nancy Roussy (79)
Monday March 26, 2012, 12:21 pm
Awesome news! But this is horrifying that she had to go through all that to adopt her dog! The army and government of the United States treat their animal and human soldiers like crap!

LaurenAWAY Kozen (173)
Monday March 26, 2012, 1:05 pm
Great Story!! Thanks Lindsey.

Dee C. (9)
Monday March 26, 2012, 2:37 pm
I would have thought allowing military dog handlers to adopt their partner would have been a no-brainer -- but I guess not. It's just too easy to kill something rather than to assure its survival. From what I've read, the military has made bringing highly trained military dogs (paid for by us tax payers) home from Iraq and Afghanistan particularly difficult administratively and financially. Ironically, those very dogs could continue to assist their handler after their return to the U.S. as they transition back from a war/life/death environment. Dogs have been particularly helpful to those service members with PTSD.

Beth M. (234)
Monday March 26, 2012, 4:39 pm
Wonderful! Why do they have to put these poor dogs to sleep? They have served our country and deserve to be treated as worthy veterans!

Ruth C. (263)
Tuesday March 27, 2012, 10:39 am
Great news!
I agree with Beth M.

Constance F. (429)
Tuesday March 27, 2012, 3:17 pm
I am very happy to hear this, but it took a massive campaign. What is the safety precautions in which it's challenging to have these military dogs adopted out? It doesn't make sense. My god, their well freaking trained. What utter bull. Dee you hit it. It's about the money and paper work. For shame !

Veronica C. (39)
Tuesday March 27, 2012, 10:02 pm
It shouldn't take so long and be so complicated.

. (0)
Sunday April 1, 2012, 11:10 am
These dogs should have first crack at adoption. They have earned their right to home and happiness.
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