Nero strong!

Nero, the police dog that was shot in an attic last week in Marstons Mills, Massachusetts, is recovering from a bullet wound to the head, and is being monitored 24/7 by other police k-9 handlers and medical staff.

As you know by now, the shooting took the life of Yarmouth Police Department K-9 officer Sean Gannon, which has devastated not only that section of Massachusetts, but all of New England. "He was our Tom Brady", said Yarmouth Police Chief Frank Frederickson.

Thousands following this story are taking comfort that Nero not only survived the incident, but is recovering.  For the first time yesterday, Nero got up and walked.

According to an article on, Nero, a 28 month-old Belgian Malinois, is recovering at Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists in Buzzards Bay, and is being watched over continuously.  One of those companions is Retired Yarmouth police K-9 Officer Peter McClelland, who has refused to leave the dog's side.  McClelland helped raise and train Nero.

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