Protective vest donated for Boone K-9
by Staff Reports
Boone Police Department's K-9 "Maus" will receive a bullet- and stab-protective vest thanks to a national nonprofit's fundraising efforts, the department announced Tuesday.
Maus, a German shepherd donated to the department in 2011,
was 51 on a list of 100 police dogs chosen to receive a protective vest through
Vested Interest in K-9s Incorporated, a fundraising organization.
A nationwide, online Groupon Grassroots fundraiser was held with Vested Interest in K-9s as the charity partner. For the last several weeks, Groupon has been accepting $10 donations on behalf of the effort.
Donors can still contribute through midnight Wednesday at http://www.groupon.com/k9 to help police dogs in other locations. All funds will be allocated to purchase the protective vests for four-legged crime fighters, according to the website.
"I am so thankful that Maus will now have a protective vest to wear while working," said Master Police Officer Justin Warren, Maus's handler. "I go to work every day wearing my ballistic vest. Now Maus can, too."