#376 Nitro

Nitro
GSRNE #376
4/29/2003 – 4/5/2014 

Nitro It is with great sadness, heavy hearts and many tears that we said good-bye to our beautiful boy, Nitro, who touched so many lives. He was very special. Our boy Nitro retired from the U.S. Military. He was a DETECTION EXPLOSIVES K9 and served three Tours of Duty for our country. His first two tours were in Iraq and the third was in Afghanistan. We really don’t know how many lives he saved but we would like to believe it was many. Nitro was retired in the Spring of 2012 from the U.S. Military when he was just a few weeks short of his 9th birthday. As soon as GSRNE heard about him, we quickly took him into our program wanting to find a “happy every after” life for him. It wasn’t long before we found that our boy had cancer – Tonsillar Squamous Cell Carcinoma, common for K9 dogs working in detection explosives. Carcinoma of the tonsils is particularly aggressive and the Vet told us he probably only had about three months. The GSRNE Family decided it would be the best three months of Nitro’s life. We would all spoil and celebrate this handsome boy we all grew to love! The Board Members made the decision he would stay with his foster dad, Danny, and canine brother, Rocky, whose motorcycle club, the New England Vikings, fell in love with Nitro. The club members are mostly retired US veterans who also served our country. On September 1, 2012, Nitro was honorarily adopted by the New England Vikings Motorcycle Club. We are so grateful to have had Nitro in our lives.

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