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Williamstown Police Department’s K9 Shelby to Get Donation of Body Armor
December 29, 2023

Williamstown Police Department’s K9 Shelby to Get Donation of Body Armor 


Williamstown Police Department’s K9 Shelby will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Shelby’s vest is sponsored by Jane and Robert Miller of Williamstown, MA and will be embroidered with the sentiment “This gift of protection provided by Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks. 


Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., established in 2009, is a 501(c)(3) charity 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. This potentially lifesaving body armor for four-legged K9 officers is U.S. made, custom fitted, and NIJ certifiedSince its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. has provided over 5,379 vests to K9s in all 50 states at a value of $6.9 million, made possible by both private and corporate donations.   


The program is open to U.S. dogs that are at least 20 months old and actively employed and certified with law enforcement or related agenciesK9s with expired vests are also eligible to participateThere are an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States.  


Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. accepts tax-deductible contributions in any amount, while a single donation of $985 will sponsor one vestEach vest has a value of $1800.00, weighs an average of 4-5 lb., and comes with a five-year warrantyFor more information, or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts donations at www.vik9s.org, or you may mail your contribution to P.O. Box 9, East Taunton, MA 02718.


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