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Vesting K9 Heroes: Honoring K9 Kato and K9 Ghost

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BENEFITING: VESTED INTEREST IN K9S INC

EVENT DATE: Oct 31, 2013

Ashley Johnson

THE STORY:

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. and the Kent, WA Police Department have teamed up to provide bullet/stab protective vests for BOTH of their K9s; K9 Kato and K9 Ghost.

On September 24, 2013 Kent WA Police K9, K9 Kato, was stabbed while apprehending a suspect.  K9 Kato underwent surgery, is feeling much better, and is expected to return to duty after he completely heals.

K9 Kato and K9 Ghost are both three year old German Shepherds. They are both trained in suspect tracking and apprehension, as well as evidence location and building searches.

Many Police agencies lack the funding needed to properly supply their K9 divisions, including K9 body armor. Vested Interests in K9s, Inc. has set up this CrowdRise fundraising event to raise funds and awareness to provide level II bullet and stab protective vests for Kent PD's finest four legged officers.

Through private and corporate sponsorships, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. has provided over 440 certified law enforcement dogs with protective vests since their inception in August of 2009.  Over $400,000 in K9 vests have been donated in 37 states including Alaska and Hawaii. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is committed to keeping up the good work getting K9 officers vested nationwide and are grateful for the opportunity to work with the Kent PD!

Donations are tax deductible and may also be mailed to Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718, please note: KENT, WA on checks.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., located in East Taunton, MA, is a 501c (3) all volunteer charity with volunteers from all across the US, whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests for certified law enforcement dogs throughout the United States. Each vest costs $950.00 and has a 5 year warranty. The nonprofit was established to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially life saving body armor for their four legged K9 Officers. 

The organization orders the Armor Express vests made in Central Lakes, MI exclusively from distributor Regency Police Supply in Hyannis, MA. who also does the custom embroidery on the body armor.

Please visit www.vik9s.org for more information about Vested Interests in K9s, Inc, or call 508-824-6978. 

In the news:

http://www.twincities.com/crime/ci_24168240/twin-cities-nonprofit-equipping-police-dogs-armored-vests

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/lifestyle/2013/10/vested-in-k-9s-arms-police-dogs-with-bulletproof-vests/

http://smnewsnet.com/archives/80449

On facebook:
Vested Interests in K9s, Inc.: https://www.facebook.com/vik9s


Kent, WA PD: https://www.facebook.com/kentpolicedepartment

$4,380

MONEY RAISED
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  • Michelle McDowell

     

  • Jennifer I.

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jen and Ben M.

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Libby & Dave Seidel

    $100

  • Amy Gillissie

    $30

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jamie Webb

    $30

  • nali and konah

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Bill and Kim Komoto

    $25

  • The Liotard Family

     

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Jey Giguiere

    $20

  • Richard and Laura LeMaster

    $25

  • Chad & Audra M.

     

  • Todd and Carol Moore

     

  • Jennifer Fong

     

  • Ford W, Kiene

    $1,000

  • Diana Stroklund and Barbara Jackson

    $100

  • Sroufe & Associates LLP

    $200

  • Seattle Police K9 Unit

     

  • Mo Marsinek

    $10

  • Siobvan, Dave & Jericho Nyikos

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • C.E.K.

     

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Lauren & Mia

    $20

  • Ann & Mike

    $30

  • J HOLLAND

    $200

  • Anonymous

     

  • Franny Glass Garg

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Tina P.

    $35

  • Forest & Lisa

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kaori Chan

    $50

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154% Raised of $2,850 Goal

The Team: $4,380 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

VESTED INTEREST IN K9S INC

Amount Raised

$3,905

 

69% Raised of $5,700 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ashley Johnson

Amount Raised

$315

 

11% Raised of $2,850 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jason Solema

Amount Raised

$150

Donor Comments

Kaori Chan

Kaori Chan

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 years ago

Forest & Lisa

Forest & Lisa

4 years ago

Tina P.

Tina P.

I appreciate all the Kent Police Officers. 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

To All the brave K9s and their human cowworkers. Bless you! 4 years ago

Franny Glass Garg

Franny Glass Garg

For all the working dogs out there. 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Thank you for your good work and for your dedicated handlers. 4 years ago

J HOLLAND

J HOLLAND

4 years ago

Ann & Mike

Ann & Mike

4 years ago

Lauren & Mia

Lauren & Mia

4 years ago