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Discover the K9 bulletproof vests and how to help purchase one

Angela Kervorkian-Wattle
Brady’s K9 Fund/Facebook

STRONGSVILLE, OH — Police K9s are amazing animals that take on so many tasks that humans just can’t do. They have the capability to detect explosives, narcotics, firearms,and to find lost people. Some of these tasks can place the dogs in life-threatening circumstances. By 2020, 22 K9 officers in the United States died in the line of duty. Access to a vest might potentially be the difference between life and death for a police k9.

Regrettably, most law enforcement organizations lack the funding necessary to acquire protective gear for their canine officers. Smaller police departments already struggle to afford K9 officers, let alone bulletproof jackets for every one of them. Indeed, many government entities are forbidden from providing cash for the acquisition of equipment that is not intended for human use. The Brady's K9 Fund takes pleasure in being one of the organizations that prioritize the protection of police dogs.

However, vests can vary in their level of protection depending on their quality. Also, due to excessive heat and weight, bulky vests might have a negative impact on the dog's performance. That’s why Brady’s K9 Fund exclusively donates the _LOF Defence K9 StreetFighter_ vest. The vest is particularly constructed so the K-9 can wear it for a lengthy period of time without exhaustion or any restriction in movement.

Some of the other features of this vest are:

• Quick and easy to don & doff

• Interchangeable ballistic panel

• Extremely lightweight and ergonomic

• Buoyant harness and armor

• Outlast Thermal Management Systems™ fabric to manage body temperature

So far, the organization has vested 376 K9 officers. However, they still have several dogs on the queue expecting to receive a vest. You can make a difference and assist a police K9 stay safe by contributing to their fund. To learn more, visit the donation page on

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