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12-year-old Anderson Co. boy on mission to protect police K9s

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ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -  12-year-old Hunner Greene is trying to outfit each of Anderson County's 5 police K9s with protective vests.

Greene said he got the idea after watching a news report about a K9 killed in the line of duty. Greene said he asked his mom if he could visit with the county's K9 unit after watching the report. The boy said during his visit he learned that the K9s did not have protective vests.

"They are so strong and protective," Greene said of the K9s he met. "They are just heroes,"

Greene has now set up a Gofundme page (?http://www.gofundme.com/k9protectandserve) with the help of his mother in hopes of getting enough donations to buy the K9s vests.

"If I can get just one vest I would be happy," Greene said.

Corporal Brandon Surratt a K9 handler with the Anderson County Sheriff's office said he is impressed with Greene's initiative and love for animals.

"I think it is amazing to have a little boy that's trying to make a difference in the community," Surratt said.

Surratt said in May of 2014 his own K9 was viciously attacked during an arrest and said the dog was lucky to survive without a vest.

"They are bullet resistant," Surratt said of the vests Greene is trying to buy. "And they also can be stab resistant."

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