(Grassroots) Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.

(Grassroots) Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.

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Donations fund bullet- and stab-protective vests for dogs that put their lives in danger to protect their human partners during police work

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3 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
September 8, 2016
I am glad I was able to donate to this project. I try to do as much as I can to support any animal safety, rescue or beneficial program for animals. Thank you for the opportunity. I hope this project was able to supply many dogs with life saving vests. Wishing only the best for ALL my four legged buddies.
3 ratings2 reviews
Rating of 1 out of 5 stars
May 26, 2014
I think everyone should be proud of the work out k9 unites do. They deserve donations just like any other military or public service unit!
27 ratings25 reviews
Rating of 1 out of 5 stars
April 29, 2014
Awesome organization! Thank you for doing what you do!
7 ratings3 reviews
Rating of 1 out of 5 stars
April 21, 2014
A very noble cause!
1 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 1 out of 5 stars
April 17, 2014
I love animals and have a respect and appreciation for police officers, so this seems like a wortwhile charity. Before the Groupon, I had no idea there was an organization like Vested Interest in K9s. So I am trusting that Groupon would only only be affiliated with legitimate organizations, and that I helped to protect a K9 officer.
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About This Deal

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. In January 2014 alone, four American police dogs were killed in the line of duty.

The Campaign: Supplying Dogs with Bullet- and Stab-Protective Vests

All donations to this Grassroots campaign will be used by Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. to supply bullet- and stab-protective vests for police dogs. For every $950 raised, Vested Interest can purchase one vest. The organization aims to provide at least 100 vests to active-duty dogs across the country, presenting the vests at ceremonies to demonstrate their valor and service.

During the month of February, all K9 vests supplied by this Grassroots campaign will be embroidered, "In Memory of K9 Rocco, Pittsburgh Police Department." Rocco, an 8-year-old German shepherd, was fatally injured in a stabbing on January 29, 2014, and Vested Interest wishes to honor his sacrifice.

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About Vested Interest in K9s

Lifelong animal lover Sandy Marcal created Vested Interest in K9s 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 3,000 protective vests for K9 dogs in 50 states. Vested Interest’s team of volunteers also spreads the word of its mission through networking, donation collections, and fundraising events.