Grant County Sheriff’s Office K9 Edo receives body armor

Grant County Sheriff’s Office K9 Edo receives body armor

A non-profit organization donated a bullet and stab protective vest to Grant County Sheriff’s Office K9 Edo.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. donated the vest, which was embroidered with “Born to Love-Trained to Serve-Loyal Always.”

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the U.S. The organization has provided over 2,700 protective vests in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over $2.3 million.

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 $950.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 – $2,283, 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 or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978, or visit vik9s.org.