• Keeping K-9 officers safe: Police dogs receive bulletproof vests
By Linda Green

K-9 Fredy, held by his handler, Officer Keith Smith and Fidgy, held by his handler, Officer Matt Hammond show off their vests. Photo by Linda Green.

Thomson’s two police dogs will be better protected from bullets thanks to the generosity of an organization which provides life-saving equipment to agencies in need.
Project Paws Alive, a Grayson-based non-profit organization, outfitted K-9 Fredy and K-9 Fidgy with custom-designed bulletproof and stab resistance vests.
The organization works to save the lives of police K-9s and domestic pets. It raises funds to purchase dog vests and other vital equipment for law enforcement agencies, fire, search and rescue groups and military K-9 units across the country.
The vests help protect the K-9s from gun shots, stabbings and other forms of blunt force trauma such as being kicked, punched or beaten with a weapon or other dangerous object while on duty.

To read more on this story, see the Thurs., Feb. 13, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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