On this day from the Milwaukee Sentinel in 1959:
Disputed Dog Arrives in U.S.
Rickey, an Alsatian dog who was the center of a court fight in England between an Air Force sergeant from Milwaukee and an English woman, arrived in New York Thursday to join his master, Sgt. Otto Virgin.
Virgin, 32, won the suit in Ramsgate, England. Margaret Perkins, 24, and English hotel receptionist and former friend of the sergeant, had claimed the dog.
Ricky [sic] arrived aboard the Queen Mary for delivery to Virgin, who is now stationed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tuscon, Ariz.