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Anderson County Sheriff's Office K9s to receive body armor

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Anderson County Sheriff pose with K9 Sandro (Source: Anderson Co. Sheriff's Office) Anderson County Sheriff pose with K9 Sandro (Source: Anderson Co. Sheriff's Office)
Anderson County Sheriff pose with K9 Face (Source: Anderson Co. Sheriff's Office) Anderson County Sheriff pose with K9 Face (Source: Anderson Co. Sheriff's Office)
ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Anderson County Sheriffs Office K9s Face & Sandro will receive bullet and stab protective vests thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (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. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. 

Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. has provided over 2,400 protective vests in 50 states through private and corporate donations at a cost of over $2.1 million dollars. Each vest has a value between $1,795 - $2,234 and a five-year warranty. The vests weigh an average of 4-5 lbs.

The program is open to certified dogs actively employed in the U.S. law enforcement or related agencies who are at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests are eligible to participate.

Anderson County K9's Face & Sandro will receive vests embroidered with "in memory of K9 Ty, California City Police Department."

Delivery is expected in eight to ten weeks.

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