Do you know any canine police officers and their human partners? I do. And I can tell you, that it would be devastating for them to lose their best friend in the same way it would be for any of us to lose our little furry kids. Being a police officer is heroic. Whether human or canine, they risk their lives on a daily basis to protect ours.
Human police officers have the ability to wear bullet proof vests as a way to minimize their risk. It doesn’t mean something bad can’t still happen, it just means they have improved their odds against a life threatening injury.
Canine police officers also have vests that can be worn. However, because police department budgets are tight, most do not have the funds available to provide this potentially life-saving protection for their canine partners. But there is a solution for that…Go Fund Me. There is already a fundraiser in place, here, in Arizona, but I encourage you to find one where you live….and if you can’t find a fundraiser, maybe you have it in your hearts to start one.
A lot of people know that they can save a life through rescue, but here is a way to save a canine life in another way.
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I don’t understand why they don’t product canine officers. They should allocate money for their safety
Canine police officers do wonderful work! I have a friend who is a police officer and he works with a dog. It really stinks that it is so cost prohibitive for the dogs to get vests.
Awesome! Every K9 officer should have one.
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What a great idea and wonderful thing to do!
Such a sad story but a beautiful tribute. Ronin was a true hero dog. I live in AZ too so I will definitely donate! Thanks.
I work closely with quite a few K9 officers and their handlers – they’re nothing short of amazing. The bond they develop for working day in and out with one another is something so beautiful to see, and yet to devastating when it comes to an end. This is such a great cause and especially wonderful because you’re able to see the benefits immediately.
It’s really great that they have canine bullet-proof vests, and I hope more people will donate funds to help more police departments get these for their canine officers.
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