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El Paso County K-9 to receive bullet and stab protective vest

Posted: 1:20 PM, Apr 24, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-24 15:20:55-04

K-9 Taz, of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, will be given a bullet and stab protective vest in the next few weeks. 

The life-saving gear was given through a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The vest was sponsored by two Colorado Springs residents, and will be embroidered with their names.

Taz is a Belgian Malinois, weighing in at 52 pounds, and is 20 months old. 

The non-profit organizations mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other help to dogs of law enforcement throughout the country. The vest is expected within eight to 10 weeks. The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $950.00.