Union County K9 to get bullet, stab protective vest thanks to non-profit

UNION COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A sheriff's office K9 in Union County is getting a bullet and stab proof protective vest thanks to a non-profit organization.

The organization, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc, is located in Massachusetts. Their mission is to porive the vests and other assistance to dogs in law enforcement and related agencies across the United States.

K9 Quannah is the lucky canine to receive a donation in East Tennessee. According to the sheriff's office, her vest is donated by an anonymous sponsor and will be embroidered with "In memory of K9 Josey UCSO EOW 10/7/18."

The sheriff's office expcts the vest to be delivered within eight to 10 weeks.

To donate for a vest, it costs $950. To learn more about Vested Interests, and how to donate, go here.