Non-Profit Donates Bullet And Stab Protective Vests To Rowan County K9s

SALISBURY, N.C. — Officials with the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office say a non-profit, Vested Interest in K9s Inc., donated bullet and stab protective vests to their dogs Kantor, Echo, Fanta, Junior, and Rex on December 2nd.

Officials say the vests are embroidered with “in memory of K9 Gabo, Jonesboro, AR EOW 1/16/20.”

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. was established in 2009 with the mission to bring bullet and stab protective vests to law enforcement dogs across the country, officials say.

Officials with Vested Interest in K9s say “This potentially lifesaving body armor for four-legged K9 officers is U.S. made, custom fitted, and NIJ certified. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. has provided over 4,101 vests to K9s in all 50 states at a value of $6.9 million, made possible by both private and corporate donations.”

Officials say the program is open to any actively employed dogs in the United States, that are at least 20 months old, but K9’s with expired vests are also able to participate.

Call 508-824-6978 or click here for more information or to volunteer with Vested Interest in K9s.