The Issue: Fatal Injuries to Police Dogs in the Line of Duty
Dogs employed in law-enforcement K9 units risk their lives on a daily basis, often without the proper protective equipment. While on call, they are deployed ahead of their human counterparts, often confronting serious and possibly fatal danger to protect local communities.
The Campaign: Funding Bullet- and Stab-Proof Vests for Dogs
If 101 people donate $10 to this Grassroots campaign, then Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. can fund a bullet- and stab-proof vest for a police dog. The vests can help protect dogs that are the first to enter crime scenes, where they may confront dangerous people or situations. The dogs receive the vests at ceremonies to demonstrate their valor and service. Each additional $1,006 raised will fund a vest for another K9 dog.
All donations up to $20,000 will be matched by VPI Pet Insurance. Click here to learn more about VPI and its history of protecting America's pets.
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.