(Photo Courtesy: Douglas County Sheriff’s Office)
Two Douglas County Sheriff’s Office K9s will be receiving bullet and stab protective vests to help keep them safe on duty.
The vests were gifted from a charitable donation from the non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9s Rudy and Mako will receive their vests in the next few weeks.
They will be embroidered with the message "In memory of K9 Ty, California City Police Department."
The non-profit is a 501c (3) charity whose mission is to provide bullet and stab proof vests and other assistance to law enforcement dogs and related agencies throughout the country. The organization has provided 3,000 vests since it started in 2009, at an estimated value of $5.7 million, according to a release.
Each vest has a value between $1,744-$2,283 and comes with a five-year warranty. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the U.S., including Rudy and Mako!