BENEFITING: VESTED INTEREST IN K9S INC
EVENT DATE: Oct 31, 2013
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.
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Vested Interests in K9s, Inc.: https://www.facebook.com/vik9s
Kent, WA PD: https://www.facebook.com/kentpolicedepartment