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