Protective vests donated to St. Joseph County K9s

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. – Two K9s from the St. Joseph County Police Department each received body armor courtesy of a donation made by Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.

The body armor will protect K9s Farkas and Odin from bullets and stabbings and the expression “Born to Love —Trained to Serve — Loyal Always” will be embroidered on it.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides protective vests for law enforcement K9s throughout the Unites States.

The goal of the organization is to provide life-saving equipment for every K9 in the line of duty.

Trained dogs that have been certified for at least 20 months are able to receive a protective vest.

Over 3,500 K9s have received custom-made protective vests at a collective value of $6.9 million.

The cost of a donation that will provide a protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $950.

An estimated 30,000 K9s are in law enforcement each year throughout the United States.

You can donate by visiting the website for Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.

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