Allegan County K9 to get new body armor

Allegan K-9 gets protective vest

ALLEGAN, MICH. - Lajki, the Allegan County Sheriff's Office K9, will be getting a bullet and stab protective vest because of a donation through a non-profit organization called Vested Interest in K9s. 

The vest was sponsored by an anonymous donor, and it will be delivered within 8-10 weeks. 

The donation to provide one vest for a K9 is $950, and each one has a value of over $1,700. 

Vested Interest in K9s is based out of Massachusetts. It provides bullet and stab protective vests to law enforcement dogs nationwide. Since it started, the organization has provided over 2,700 protective vests through donations. 

Lajki is a two-year-old German Shepard who is from Germany. The dog has been with the Allegan County Sheriff's Office since February 2017. 

"This vest will help keep Lajki safe on the job and is the first for our office; the Allegan County Sheriff’s Office is thankful for being awarded a vest through Vested Interest in K9s, Inc,” said Seputy Mike Martin, Laski's handler. 

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