Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. announced their 2015 color calendar featuring State Sherriff's Division K9 Team Deputy Rollin Cannon and Deputy K9 Robbie in the month of May.
The calendar is now on sale online at www.vik9s.org. Proceeds from the sales will provide bullet and stab protective vests for K9 teams in Hawaii and across the nation. "Protecting K9s is our Priority," is the motto of Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.
"Over the past four and a half years, with generous donations from individuals, organizations and businesses and lots of volunteer hours, we've helped vest over 1,100 law enforcement dogs, locally and nationwide. Each vest costs $950 which comes with a 5 year warranty," explains Sandy Marcal, President of non-profit, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. (VIK9s).
Marcal continues, "We’re really excited to offer this nationwide calendar, as it shows a variety of law enforcement departments, police dog breeds, and general activities of K9 teams. We have German Shepherd Dogs, Labrador retriever, Dutch Shepherd, Belgian Malinois and a Bloodhound in the calendar. Law enforcement K9s from Alaska, Hawaii, Chicago, Florida, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Ohio, Maryland and Massachusetts are featured."
Gov. Neil Abercrombie looked on as five Hawaii Deputy Sheriff K9s donned their vests in public for the first time at an unveiling held at Washington Place late last year.
"The loyalty and service demonstrated by these animals are worthy of recognition, and we are grateful they are being given added protection as they work alongside their human counterparts to enforce the law," Gov. Abercrombie said. "These vests compliment recently expanded protections provided by Act 205, codifying the term ‘law enforcement animal’ into the Penal Code, which I was pleased to sign into law."
All goods and services for the calendar were donated by generous sponsors, photographers and participating law enforcement agencies for police dogs actively working without the potentially lifesaving equipment.
Secure online ordering of the 2015 K9 calendar is available at www.vik9s.org.
Tax deductible donations for VIK9s are welcomed via the website or by mail: Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. P.O. Box 9, East Taunton MA 02718.
For more information, please call 508-824-6978 or visit the website www.vik9s.org.