Here's an idea!
internship credits by coordinating a fund raising event!
VEST-A-DOG, Inc. is
non-profit organization dedicated to providing bulletproof vests to law
dogs throughout the country.
How it Began:
Stephanie Taylor read a story about a New Jersey police dog named
who was killed in the line of duty. This story, along with the
that the Associated Humane Society of New Jersey had raised money to
their police dogs, gave her the idea to start VEST-A-DOG, Inc. Her
dog to be vested would be "TIKO," the K-9 partner of Oceanside,
Officer Jim Wall.
project by making donation boxes and distributing them in local
offices and pet stores. After her donation boxes and fliers were
she then contacted her local newspaper to inform them of her program.
response to her efforts astounded everyone. Within three weeks,
had not only received enough money to purchase one vest for TIKO, but
raised enough funds to buy another five vests for the Oceanside Police
program did not stop locally. She continued her quest to protect the
enforcement dogs in her county and collected enough funds to provide
vests for more than fifty dogs in San Diego County.
Foundation has now expanded nationwide with the help of other community
and direct donations. Stephanie has managed to vest more than a
dogs in the United States and Canada since the start of the program in
here to find
if there is a Vest-A-Dog program in your state.
2913 El Camino Real, Suite #4901
Tustin, CA. 92782-8909
Fax: (949) 340-2604
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