The Issue: Lack of Protection for K9-Unit Dogs
K9-unit dogs risk their lives each day to protect their community and police partners. Oftentimes, the dogs are sent into a location first, ahead of their partners, where they put themselves in harm’s way to reduce risk to their police unit.
The Campaign: Providing a Protective Vest for a K9-Unit Dog
If this Grassroots campaign raises $1,010, then Vested Interest in K9s Inc. can provide a gunshot- and stab-proof vest for a K9 police-unit dog. Each additional $1,006 raised will fund the purchase of a vest for another dog.
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Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.
Lifelong animal lover Sandy Marcal created Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. to raise awareness and funds for bullet-protective vests for K9 police-unit dogs. She has more than a decade of experience working with K9 teams and has raised funds to purchase more than 1350 protective vests for K9 dogs in 49 states. Vested Interest’s team of volunteers also spreads the word of its mission through networking, donation collections, and fundraising events. Each time a new vest is procured, Marcal organizes and presides over a vesting ceremony for the chosen K9 unit.