Police K9 units face substantial risk of injury on a daily basis. These dogs have been punched, stabbed, poisoned and shot by fleeing suspects. Canine partners serve without much needed protection in many communities because of financial limitations.Long Island Veterinary Specialists serves most of the law enforcement agencies in the New York metropolitan community and has long recognized the need to protect these animals.
Your donation will help us to provide bullet proof vests to local law enforcement agencies.Problem:
Police K9 units face substantial risk of injury on a daily basis. While emergency equipment and protection is readily available for human law enforcement personnel, budgetary constraints do not allow all departments to furnish canine partners with bullet proof vests.
The primary objective would be to have a fund that is used to secure and donate K9 bullet proof vests for K9 units in need of such protection.
Elite law-enforcement canine teams are dispatched daily to protect their respective communities. Canine partners serve without needed protection in many communities because of financial limitations. Long Island Veterinary Specialists serves most of the law enforcement agencies in the New York metropolitan community and has long recognized this need. Because of the durability of the vests and relative similar size of police canines, it is anticipated that these vest could serve several partners over the career of one canine handler.
Materials and Methods:
A bullet proof vest would be purchased at a cost of $850 and donated to police K9 units upon evaluation of requests made and at the discretion of the board. It is anticipated that 15-20 vests would be donated each year
Vests @ 15-20 per year = $12,750- $17,000
Total = $12,750- $17,000