SIDNEY – Vested Interest in K9s is assisting the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office with a bullet and stab protective vest for the K9 Judge.
The vest is embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of K9 Ty, California City Police Department.”
Vested Interest in K9s is based in East Taunton, Mass., where it has provided life-saving body armor for dogs since 2009.
The non-profit organization has provided over 2,600 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over $2.1 million dollars.
The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.
The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $1,050.
Each vest has a value between $1,795 – $2,234 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs.
There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States.
For more information visit Vested Interest in K9s online at www.vik9s.org or write them at P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.