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, 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.
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