COLORADO SPRINGS — Thanks to a charitable donation from a non-profit organization, CSPD K9, Odin will be receiving body armor.
The donation comes from Vested Interest in K9s Inc. and is sponsored by Leslie and Dan May of Green Mountain Falls.
CSPD said the vest will be embroidered with the sentiment, "Gifted by Leslie and Dan May with appreciation." The vest is expected to be delivered in 8 to 10 weeks.
Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 3,500 U.S. made, custom fitted, NIJ certified protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a value of $6.9 million dollars.
The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.
For more information on the organization visit - www.vik9s.org