SARATOGA SPRINGS — Rocky, a K-9 with the Saratoga Springs Police Department, is getting a bulletproof and stab-protective vest thanks to a charitable organization based in Massachusetts.Comment on this story
The vest, from an anonymous sponsor through Vested Interest in K9s Inc., will be embroidered with the sentiment “Born to Love — Trained to Serve — Loyal Always.” Delivery is expected within eight to 10 weeks.
The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K-9 is $950. Each vest is valued between $1,744 and $2,283 with a five-year warranty and weighs an average of 4 to 5 pounds.
According to the charity, which is based in East Taunton, Massachusetts, more than 2,800 protective vests have been donated to K-9s in 50 states through private and corporate donations at a cost of about $2.4 million.