Indiana State Police K9 Receives Lifesaving Body Armor Donation

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Indianapolis, IN – In a significant boost to law enforcement canine safety, Indiana State Police Department’s K9 Kai has been outfitted with a new bullet and stab protective vest. 

The donation comes from Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to providing protective gear to law enforcement dogs across the United States. This vest, specifically designed to safeguard K9 officers, bears the inscription “Honoring those who served and sacrificed.”Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., established in 2009, is renowned for its mission to equip dogs of law enforcement and related agencies with potentially lifesaving body armor. 

Made in the U.S., the custom-fitted, NIJ certified vests are a testament to the charity’s dedication to canine officers’ safety. To date, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. has delivered over 5,514 vests to K9 units in all 50 states, totaling a value of $6.9 million, through the generosity of private and corporate donors.

The program welcomes participation from U.S. based, actively employed, and certified K9s at least 20 months old, including those with expired vests, across approximately 30,000 law enforcement K9s nationwide. With each vest valued at $1800 and weighing between 4-5 lbs, a single donation of $985 sponsors one vest, complete with a five-year warranty.

For those looking to support or learn more about Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., contributions are tax-deductible and can be made through various channels. Information on volunteering, events, and donations can be found on their website at www.vik9s.org, or interested parties can direct their contributions to P.O. Box 9, East Taunton, MA 02718.

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