Applaud Use of Protective Vests For Police Dogs

K-9 Unit

Target: Sandy Marcal, President of Vested Interest In K9s Inc.

Goal: Applaud fundraising efforts to purchase protective vests for police dogs.

Sandy Marcal, president and founder of Vested Interest in K9s Inc. has worked for many years to ensure the safety of police dogs. The foundation recently put together a Groupon fundraiser, aimed at purchasing protective vests for these dogs. Each vest costs around one thousand dollars. The fundraiser was highly successful and the foundation purchased several protective vests for distribution to county police stations.

Police dogs are often the first to enter a crime scene, putting them in extremely dangerous and unpredictable situations. These dogs are injured on the job far too often, and these vests will significantly lower their risk of bodily injury. They are both bulletproof and stab resistant, and are expected to lower canine fatalities. The aim of our law enforcement is to serve and protect, which includes protecting our police dogs to the best of our ability.

The efforts put forth by Vested Interest, as well as other organizations aimed at the same goal, are huge steps in the right direction. The public has responded extremely well, and they are also responsible for this accomplishment. Should Vested Interest continue its efforts, perhaps one day it will be a requirement for every police dog to wear a vest before entering a crime scene. Please sign this letter to thank Vested Interest for their tremendous leap forward.


Dear Ms. Marcal,

Vested Interest’s recent efforts to raise money to purchase protective vests for police dogs have not gone unnoticed. It is in everyone’s best interest to have these dogs entering a crime scene with the proper line of defense, just as a police officer does. This is a matter of safety for the dogs, and for the general public. It is extremely important that the dogs continue to lead happy, healthy lives, and this can only happen if they’re well protected on the job.

The ongoing fight to increase the use of protective vests is of the utmost importance, and continues to increase awareness of this issue. Your recent success has awarded several police dogs the protective vests they deserve, and given their partners, as well as the public, peace of mind.

We hope you will continue to fight for the police dogs, and produce positive change for everyone. Thank you for your efforts at Vested Interest in K9s.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. I rather the dog die than
    Have a police officer die. You can get another dog but you can’t replace a human life

    • You are a repulsive scumbag dog hating jerk.Actually I would like to see you die!

    • Simon Draper says:

      Can’t replace a human life? The planet grossly overpopulated with 7.25 billion humans.

      • @ Simon Draper : Quite right! And if there is some plague on earth it’s a plague of humans! With 7 billion of them now, to reach 12 billion in a nearby future, it is clear they are EASILY dispensable (far more easily so than any brave police-dog!). What’s more: the protective vest doesn’t come a moment too soon! Well done K9!

  2. Michael Guest says:

    This is a good story. I think it’s about time that K-9 partners get protection vests to reduce injuries and possible fatalities.

  3. Hermann Kastner says:

    Humans D O N’T have the right to use animals for their purpose. Who gave them this right? They took and take it without questions and shame…..Shame on us!

  4. Excellent initiative! And an example for the rest of the police officer world. Super!

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