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Marine bomb dog diagnosed with cancer given one final ride

6 years 4 months 5 days ago Monday, July 31 2017 Jul 31, 2017 July 31, 2017 2:03 PM July 31, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ
Photo: WZZM

MUSKEGON, Mich. - A veteran K-9 who served in the Marines was given one last ride last week after he was diagnosed with bone cancer.

According to a report from WZZM, dozens came out to honor bomb-sniffing K-9 Cena and his owner, Marine veteran Jeff DeYoung. 

According to a Go Fund Me page dedicated to the two, Cena was diagnosed with bone cancer and given a short time to live. That's when DeYoung decided he wanted a Jeep ride to be Cena's last before he was euthanized.

Those who created the GoFundMe said Cena was one of their own, responsible for saving hundreds of marines.

"This dog was more than a pet to us. He was another brother," the fundraising page read.

Cena was 9-years-old and served as a bomb detection dog in Afghanistan.

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