Utah business hosts nationwide campaign to honor fallen K9, provides protective vests for law enforcement dogs

ANNOUNCEMENT – “Doctors Vesting K9s Heroes” campaign to outfit police K9’s with bullet and stab protective vests is being held now through October 10th at 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time in honor of K9 Kye of the Oklahoma City Police Department.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is the nationwide nonprofit organization and charity partner selected by Hayward DuPont Staffing to participate. The online fundraiser suggests interested persons make a tax deductible donation through the secure IndieGoGo website – Vesting K9 Heroes – where all funds will be allocated to purchase ballistic vests for the four-legged crime fighters who put their lives on the line for the community and their partner.

The goal is to raise $100,000 to provide 100 ballistic K9 vests nationwide. The campaign is in memory of K-9 Kye of the Oklahoma City Police Department who sacrificed his life in the line of duty on August 25. All vests provided with the proceeds of this event will be embroidered with the sentiment, “In Memory of K9 Kye, Oklahoma City Police Department”.

About Vested Interest In K9s, Inc.

Vested Interest in K9s Inc. is an Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3) charity located in East Taunton, Massachusetts, 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. Each vest costs $950.00 and has a 5-year warranty.

The nonprofit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four legged K9 Officers. Through private and corporate sponsorships, Vested Interest in K9s Inc. provided over 1,100 law enforcement dogs in 39 states with protective vests since 2009 at a cost of $1,045,000. The organization orders the U.S. made vests exclusively from the distributor Regency Police Supply in Hyannis, Massachusetts, which also does the custom embroidery on the body armor. Armor Express of Central Lake, Michigan, is the manufacturer of the K9 vests.

Eligibility

New K9 graduates as well as K9s with expired vests are eligible to participate. The program is open to law enforcement dogs who are U.S employed, certified and at least 19 months of age.

Resources

For more information, or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978 or by visiting the the Vested Interest in K9s website.

About Hayward DuPont Staffing

Hayward DuPont Staffing is a comprehensive staffing agency for health care professionals. The leadership has a combined decade of medical recruitment and staffing experience. Hayward DuPont is dedicated to the health care communities they serve, matching high quality providers with first-class health care facilities. Visit Hayward Dupont’s website here.

Resource websites recap

IndieGoGo’s Vesting K9 Heroes for donations

Vested Interest in K9s website

Hayward Dupont’s website here

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