Ohio boy, 9, raises $80K to buy bulletproof vests for police dogs | TribLIVE.com
Regional

Ohio boy, 9, raises $80K to buy bulletproof vests for police dogs

Steven Adams
1253290_web1_ptr-K9vests2-060619
Brady’s K-9 Fund via Facebook
Brady Snakovsky with Officer Bernow and K9 Beny from Parma Police in Ohio.

A 9-year-old boy got the idea to buy protective vests for police K-9s while watching TV.

Brady Snakovsky of Strongsville, Ohio, has raised $80,000 in 17 months via GoFundMe to protect police dogs in his community.

“He noticed a dog on television who wasn’t wearing a vest and he wanted to go out and buy a vest and give it to a K-9 who was in need of one,” his mother, Leah Tornabene, told WJW-TV.

The third grader aspires to become a police officer himself.

“I want to be a police officer because I want to keep people safe,” Brady told WJW-TV. “Because it’s really important for these dogs, that save people lives, for them to be safe, too.”

Brady started out wanting buy a single $1,200 bulletproof vest but his nonprofit, Brady’s K9 Fund, has far surpassed that goal.

“Brady has vested 85 K9s and we currently hold a waiting list of 57 police officers who have entered their partner who is in need of a ballistic vest,” Tornabene wrote in a GoFundMe update.

Go to the Brady’s K-9 Fund website for more information.

Steven Adams is a Tribune-Review digital producer. You can contact Steven at 412-380-5645 or [email protected].

Categories: Local | Regional | Top Stories
TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.