Police dog gets bulletproof vest

Dax, a working police dog in Kansas City, Kansas, now has a bulletproof vest thanks to a donation, according to a spokesman for the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department. (Photo courtesy of Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department)

A Kansas City, Kansas, K9 named Dax now has a bulletproof vest.

Vested Interest in K9s, a nonprofit charity from Massachusetts, provided the bulletproof and stab-protective vest to Dax, according to a Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department spokesperson.

The vest was sponsored by PetArmor and Walmart, and it’s embroidered with the words, “Protection provided by PetArmor & Walmart.”

Since 2009, Vested Interest in K9s has provided more than 2,800 protective vests to dogs in 50 states, according to the spokesman. The value of the donations from private and corporate sponsors was more than $2.3 million.

The donation of one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $1,050, according to the spokesman, and the vest is valued between $1,795 and $2,235. For more information about the program, visit www.vik9s.org.

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