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Time to get that 2013 Calendar!

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Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. 2013 Calendar now on sale featuring Massachusetts police K9s.

 

Featured in the month of January: K9 Cesar, a long haired German Shepherd Dog, served with the MBTA Transit Police in MA with Officer Nancy Hanley from 1999 through 2008. K9 Cesar was the beloved ambassador for Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. since its inception in 2009. He sadly passed away in September of 2011. His legacy and the gratitude of Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. live on.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. announces their 2013 color calendar featuring Massachusetts police K9s.  The calendar is now on sale for $15.00 online and at select retailers.  Proceeds from the sales will provide bullet and stab protective vests for police dogs actively working without the potentially life saving equipment.  The East Taunton, all volunteer nonprofit provided 64 police dogs throughout the United States with bullet and stab protective vests in 2011.

 

 “We’re really excited to offer this calendar, as it shows a great variety: different law enforcement departments, police dog breeds, and general activities of K9 teams.  For example, we have German Shepherd Dogs, Labrador Retrievers, Belgian Malinois and two Bloodhounds in the calendar.  In some photos the dogs are in a ‘sit’ or ‘down’, and there’s an action shot of K9 teams tracking and apprehendingsuspects. In addition, two young girls who raised funds for vests appear on the page with their special police dogs,” explains Sandy Marcal, President of the East Taunton non-profit, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.  (VIK9s).

 

Marcal continues, “Over the past two and a half years,with generous donations from individuals, organizations and businesses and lots of volunteer hours, we’ve helped vest over 106 police dogs, in local police departments, sheriff departments, MA Dept. of Corrections, and MBTA (MA Bay Transportation Authority).

“Protecting K9s is our Priority,” is the motto of Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds to provide bullet and stab protective vests for police dogs throughout Massachusetts and the United States.

 

There are presently over 20 law enforcement dogs waiting for a bullet and stab protective vest, which costs $1006 each. 

Featured in the month of June: Worcester County Sheriff’s Office- K9 Adam, an 11 year old bloodhound was donated to department by the Penny Harris Foundation in CT and K9 in training, Molly, a 4 year old bloodhound was donated by Von Monte-Haus Working Dogs in CT. Bloodhounds are used for scent discrimination, man trailing (following a specific person’s scent over various terrains) and cadaver work.

 

 

Stores offering the 2013 Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. Calendar for sale in Massachusetts include:

AGAWAM                                Dave’s Soda & Pet Food City 151 Springfield St.

BELLINGHAM             Bellingham Town Clerk 10 Mechanic St.

BELLINGHAM             Gateway Liquors 3 Mechanic St.

BOSTON                                 Boston Red Dog Pet Resort & Spa 274 Southampton St.

BOSTON                                 Skipton Pet Center      274 Southampton St.

BROCKTON                           J.M. Pet Resort 1014 Pearl St.

FALL RIVER                            Fall River Animal Hospital 33 18th St.

FRANKLIN                               Franklin Vet Clinic 430 East Central St.

FRANKLIN                               Vet Med Premium Pet Food & Supplies          359 West Central St.

HADLEY                                  Dave’s Soda & Pet Food City 335 Russell St., Rte. 9

HULL                                       Sunshine Pet Parlor    813 Nantasket Ave.

HYANNIS                                Regency Police Supply 11 Enterprise Rd.

LAKEVILLE                              Pet Food Shoppe 6 Harding St.

MIDDLEBORO                        The Pet Salon 122 East Grove St.

NEW BEDFORD                     Dartmouth Dental 1318 Ashley Blvd.

NORTH ADAMS                      Greylock Animal Hospital 1028 State Rd.

NORTH DARTMOUTH           Dartmouth Dental  343 State Rd.

NORTHAMPTON                    Dave’s Soda & Pet Food City 142 North King St.

RAYNHAM                              Physical Therapy & Fitness 675 Paramount Dr. Suite 103,

SOUTH EASTON                   PopTops Sportswear Easton Ind. Park,10 Plymouth Dr.

SPRINGFIELD            Dave’s Soda & Pet Food City 1330 Carew St.

WARE                         Dave’s Soda & Pet Food City 140 West St.

 

Secure online ordering of the 2013 K9 calendar 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

 

VIK9s is comprised of a small group of dedicated volunteers with help all across the states. Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, school groups, women’s groups, animal welfare groups, pet-related businesses, veterinarians…dogs have even been vested by ‘donations in honor of’, First Communion, Anniversary, Weddings, etc. Along the way, we have had the privilege and honor to meet many police dogs and their tremendously dedicated handlers and seen many of these K9 teams demonstrate their talents of narcotics/firearms detection, apprehension and obedience.

 


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