In the past week, Vested Interest in K-9s, Inc., a Massachusetts-based nonprofit, sponsored an online campaign to raise funds to provide 100 bullet and stab-protective vests for police canines throughout the U.S., police spokeswoman Barbara Miller said in a news release.
The nonprofit “graciously selected” Jovi, Broc and Diesel — the three newest additions to the Colorado Springs Police Department’s K-9 family — to get the vests, Miller said.
“Because each vest is custom made, we do not anticipate receiving these life-saving vests for 10 weeks,” Miller said. “At that time, we will showcase our K-9’s dressed in their new attire.”
The vests are valued at more than $1,000 each and are good for five years, she said.