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Madison police achieves fundraising goal for K-9 vests

The new “K-9 storm” vests are more lightweight and can be worn during the dog’s entire shift.
(Madison Police Department)
Published: Jan. 23, 2022 at 9:50 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 23, 2022 at 9:52 AM CST
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The Madison Police Department has received the total amount of funds needed to purchase bulletproof vests fit for six patrol dogs.

MPD launched a fundraiser for the vests Friday, receiving all donations within 48 hours of asking the community for help, MPD said.

The K-9 unit dogs - named Domo, Bowie, Roko, Allied, Charlie and Patton - currently wear bulkier vests that can weigh up to eight pounds. Because they are so heavy, the vests are only put on during high-risk situations if there is time.

According to MPD, the new “K-9 storm” vests are more lightweight and can be worn during the dog’s entire shift.

Oh my goodness!! We are howling with joy! 🐶 🐶 We are fully funded! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! You all get two paws up! 🐾 🐾 We cannot thank you for helping us meet our goal in under 48 hours‼️

Posted by Madison Police Department on Saturday, January 22, 2022

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