920 users online (158 members and 762 guests)  


Websleuths News


Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 53
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    4,319

    Marine Seeks to Adopt Military Dog but time's running out

    It would be so sad if something can't be done to reunite these two. My heart is breaking Anyone have any idea where we can write to move this along???

    http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/news/mari...y-dog-20120309
    Last edited by Reality Orlando; 03-10-2012 at 03:49 PM.
    "Life is life's greatest gift. Guard the life of another creature as you would your own because it is your own. On life's scale of values, the smallest is no less precious to the creature who owns it than the largest..." Lloyd Biggle, Jr.

    Let's bring Michelle Parker home: http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...ichelle+parker

    All statements made by me are based on my opinion.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Palm Springs
    Posts
    19,111
    Quote Originally Posted by Reality Orlando View Post
    It would be so sad if something can't be done to reunite these two. My heart is breaking Anyone have any idea where we can write to move this along???

    http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/news/mari...y-dog-20120309
    Well, she already has a senator working on her behalf. If that doesn't do the trick, I don't think a letter from me will help.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    4,319
    Well, I'm not sure that answer is really helpful but thanks for the input.
    "Life is life's greatest gift. Guard the life of another creature as you would your own because it is your own. On life's scale of values, the smallest is no less precious to the creature who owns it than the largest..." Lloyd Biggle, Jr.

    Let's bring Michelle Parker home: http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...ichelle+parker

    All statements made by me are based on my opinion.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Palm Springs
    Posts
    19,111
    Quote Originally Posted by Reality Orlando View Post
    Well, I'm not sure that answer is really helpful but thanks for the input.
    Sorry, I wasn't trying to be snarky, just realistic.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    4,319
    Letter writing goes a long way in situations like this if you can get the right address. There are so many things we can do nothing about, its just nice to at least be able to try..at least for me.
    "Life is life's greatest gift. Guard the life of another creature as you would your own because it is your own. On life's scale of values, the smallest is no less precious to the creature who owns it than the largest..." Lloyd Biggle, Jr.

    Let's bring Michelle Parker home: http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...ichelle+parker

    All statements made by me are based on my opinion.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Palm Springs
    Posts
    19,111
    Quote Originally Posted by Reality Orlando View Post
    Letter writing goes a long way in situations like this if you can get the right address. There are so many things we can do nothing about, its just nice to at least be able to try..at least for me.
    Tell you what: if you can find the address, I'll write a letter, too.

    I'm really sorry if I seemed to be mocking your concern. I absolutely agree the dog and its partner deserve to be reunited.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Southern Ohio
    Posts
    104
    It's a longshot, but maybe you can email that link to the Ryan Newman FOundation, they do great work for rescue animals, and if they can't help maybe they can give you an idea about who can.


    http://www.ryannewmanfoundation.org/

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    4,319
    Here are some links we've been writing to:

    German Shepard Dog Club of America-Working Dog Association
    http://www.gsdca-wda.org/CONTACT.html

    PETA
    http://www.peta.org/

    Humane Society
    http://www.humanesociety.org/

    I also wrote my Senator Marco Rubio and also Senator Bill Nelson.
    "Life is life's greatest gift. Guard the life of another creature as you would your own because it is your own. On life's scale of values, the smallest is no less precious to the creature who owns it than the largest..." Lloyd Biggle, Jr.

    Let's bring Michelle Parker home: http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...ichelle+parker

    All statements made by me are based on my opinion.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    4,319
    Quote Originally Posted by HockeyGirl View Post
    It's a longshot, but maybe you can email that link to the Ryan Newman FOundation, they do great work for rescue animals, and if they can't help maybe they can give you an idea about who can.


    http://www.ryannewmanfoundation.org/
    Done, thanks!
    "Life is life's greatest gift. Guard the life of another creature as you would your own because it is your own. On life's scale of values, the smallest is no less precious to the creature who owns it than the largest..." Lloyd Biggle, Jr.

    Let's bring Michelle Parker home: http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...ichelle+parker

    All statements made by me are based on my opinion.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    4,319
    Quote Originally Posted by Nova View Post
    Tell you what: if you can find the address, I'll write a letter, too.

    I'm really sorry if I seemed to be mocking your concern. I absolutely agree the dog and its partner deserve to be reunited.
    Thanks
    "Life is life's greatest gift. Guard the life of another creature as you would your own because it is your own. On life's scale of values, the smallest is no less precious to the creature who owns it than the largest..." Lloyd Biggle, Jr.

    Let's bring Michelle Parker home: http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...ichelle+parker

    All statements made by me are based on my opinion.


  11. #11
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Nothing to see here, move along...
    Posts
    7,966
    RO, sent a note to the Working Dog association. I'm also wondering if there is any way that we can notify the commander of the base where Sgt. Rex is currently; see if we can't get a bit of a stay for Rex while this stuff is worked out.

    I would be very sad if this dog, who is a veteran and who has been injured in the line of duty, gets put down when there is a happy, healthy home available for him. No reason whatsoever to do that.

    Sigh.

    Best-
    Herding Cats

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Nothing to see here, move along...
    Posts
    7,966
    Judge Janine just had a bit on this story.

    Rex, the dog, is at Camp Pendleton. The decision makers are at Lackland AF base. The emails should go to Lackland AFB, and I think the link is on Judge Janine's website. I'll come back to edit when I find it.

    Best-
    Herding Cats

    OK. Here is the link to Lackland AFB's page on animal adoptions:
    http://www.lackland.af.mil/units/341stmwd/index.asp

    Here is the direct email for the guy in charge:
    MWD.Adoptions@us.af.mil

    And the chief procurement personnel:
    mwd.procurement@us.af.mil

    I would suggest getting in touch with them via email...it may really make a difference.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Nothing to see here, move along...
    Posts
    7,966
    Here is a copy of my letter I just sent out:

    "Dear Sir:

    First, allow me to thank you for your service to my beloved country. I appreciate your dedication and effort, and, as the saying goes, you are the reason I remain safe in this day and age.

    I am writing you today to ask you to please do whatever is necessary to facilitate the adoption of MWD Sgt. Rex. While I am certain you are aware of his service record, may I remind you that he, along with his handler Megan Leavey, was wounded during IED searches, and both had long, hard recoveries. As partners, it would be wonderful to allow Leavey to adopt Sgt. Rex, and give him his own retirement in a manner he deserves - that is, with a loving, cherished partner he knows, and not be put down when there is a loving home available to him.

    As a dog lover, I can only say that, in this day and age of unwanted animals, to have already procured a loving, capable home with Ms. Leavey is something not to be discounted.

    Please, I ask you in your capacity of director of this program, to provide both Leavey and Sgt. Rex the opportunity to share their lives with each other, as they both risked death for each other and for me, a citizen who will always be faceless to those who put their lives on the line for my own security. Please, facilitate the reunion and retirement of both these wounded vets, and know that a lady in California will always, always appreciate the extra time it's taken to do this for Leavey and Rex.

    I close again thanking you for your service, and for the service of all military, two or four legged, who have served and worked to keep me safe.

    My very best wishes,
    "Herding Cats"

    Obviously I didn't actually sign it HC, but with my real name. I hope this helps...and if anyone wants to use my wording, feel free.

    Best-
    Herding Cats

  14. #14
    keeponsearching's Avatar
    keeponsearching is offline The mighty Oak was once a little nut that stood its ground.
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    NH
    Posts
    3,332
    Argh what is the big deal! Give her the dog. I am hoping most dogs that come back and served their time are not just put down. Because that will make me very angry.

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    4,319
    Quote Originally Posted by Herding Cats View Post
    Judge Janine just had a bit on this story.

    Rex, the dog, is at Camp Pendleton. The decision makers are at Lackland AF base. The emails should go to Lackland AFB, and I think the link is on Judge Janine's website. I'll come back to edit when I find it.

    Best-
    Herding Cats

    OK. Here is the link to Lackland AFB's page on animal adoptions:
    http://www.lackland.af.mil/units/341stmwd/index.asp

    Here is the direct email for the guy in charge:
    MWD.Adoptions@us.af.mil

    And the chief procurement personnel:
    mwd.procurement@us.af.mil

    I would suggest getting in touch with them via email...it may really make a difference.
    As always, you're my hero!
    "Life is life's greatest gift. Guard the life of another creature as you would your own because it is your own. On life's scale of values, the smallest is no less precious to the creature who owns it than the largest..." Lloyd Biggle, Jr.

    Let's bring Michelle Parker home: http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...ichelle+parker

    All statements made by me are based on my opinion.

Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 ... LastLast


Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-08-2014, 03:34 AM
  2. Fallen Marine's Parents Adopt Son's Bomb Dog
    By Tuffy in forum News that makes you smile!
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-05-2011, 10:24 PM
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-29-2009, 12:15 PM
  4. "...baby is running out of time." UPDATE!
    By Diamond in forum Up to the Minute
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 03-02-2009, 11:51 PM