Bloodhound Man-Trackers Inc K9 Lucy will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Lucy’s vest is sponsored by Roseann Kennedy of CA and will be embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of K9 Rocco, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police”. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks.
Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers.
Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. 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 $1,050.00. 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 or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.
Bloodhound Man Trackers, Inc. is a 501c3 Non Profit, and we operate by the generous donations, sponsorships, and in kind gifts from the justice community, businesses, and individuals who all believe bloodhounds are the best tool for law enforcement and who want to help ensure they are available to help find the lost/missing, and to find evidence and/or criminals.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, the Law Enforcement Agencies we have assisted, and all the citizens we have aided, we genuinely Thank You!
BUSINESSES/ORGANIZATIONS if you would like to offer any type of support, financial or in kind, please go to our Contact Page and send us an Email. One of our Board Members will be happy to meet with you and your Board or Financial Committee.
PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS you can quickly and easily make your contribution via PayPal to Bloodhound Man Trackers, Inc.
And again, on behalf of the Board of Directors, the Law Enforcement Agencies we have assisted, and all the citizens we have aided, we genuinely Thank You!
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