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K9 Officer Socks Receives New Ballistic Vest


resizedimage400400-socks-vest_3Socks, Canine Officer for the University of Pennsylvania Police Department, has received a ballistic vest thanks to a nationwide Groupon event that has raised over $335,000.00.

The “Occasions” campaign for Groupon Grassroots to outfit police K9’s with bullet and stab protective vests was held in 2014.   Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. was the nation wide non-profit organization and charity partner selected by Groupon Grassroots to participate. The online $10 donation suggested interested persons purchase a GROUPON (a tax deductible donation) through the secure website where all funds were allocated to purchase ballistic vests for our four-legged crime fighters who put their lives on the line for the community and their partner.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. will be providing over 350 law enforcement dogs nationwide with the protective body armor in memory of K9 Rocco of the Pittsburgh Police Department who sacrificed his life in the line of duty in January of 2014. All vests will be embroidered with the sentiment, “In Memory of K9 Rocco, Pittsburgh Police Department”.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc a 501c(3) organization is still accepting donations through their and via mail P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.