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Ross police get donation of body armor for K9 Jimy

Tony LaRussa
A non-profit organization has donated body armor to help protect Ross Township Police K9 Jimy.

Ross Township Police Department’s K9 Jimy has received a bullet and stab protective vest from a non-profit organization that works to provide safety gear for law enforcement dogs.

The new vest was supplied by Vested Interest in K9s Inc., which obtained the body armor through a sponsorship from Pink Biscuit K9s of Santa Paula, Calif.

To recognize the donation, Jimy’s vestis embroidered with the sentiment “In honor of PBK9s Volunteers.”

Pink Biscuit provides “nose work” enthusiasts with opportunities to participate in the sport of canine nose work, according to its website.

The company’s $950 donation to purchase the vest is valued at $1,744 and $2,283 and comes with a five-year warranty.

East Taunton, Mass.,-based Vested Interest in K9s seeks sponsorship and donations to help outfit law enforcement dogs with potentially lifesaving body armor as well as health-care policies and medical and first aid kits.

Since 2009, the non-profit company has donated more than 3,300 protective vests valued at $5.7 million to police departments across the United States.

Tony LaRussa is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tony at 724-772-6368, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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