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Dubuque County K9 Receiving Donation of Body Armor

The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Department has received a donation of body armor for its K9.

Bane will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. was established in 2009 – 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 certified. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. has provided over 4,000 vests to K9s in all 50 states at a value of $6.9 million, made possible by both private and corporate donations.

Buchanan County’s K9 was also a recent recipient of the body armor.

The new vest for Dubuque County’s K9 should arrive this spring.



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