The K-9's who serve with the Parkersburg Police Department and the Wood County Sheriff's Office were given a life saving piece of equipment from a local animal loving club Monday.
The Mid-Ohio Valley Paws club donated three k-9 bullet proof vests: two to Parkersburg Police dogs and one to the Wood County Sheriff Office dog.
Club director Miranda Haught says the group wanted to do something for the animals who protect the community, so they raised the funds needed for the purchases.
"Vests are approximately $1,000. We did get a really good deal through Town Police Supply in Virginia," Haught says. "We were able to get 3 dog vests for around $1,800 and that is about what we raised in doing the pet pageant and the pancake breakfast at Applebee's in April. And we've taken donations and sold tee-shirts along the way."
Haught says Mid-Ohio Valley Paws was thrilled to be able to help the dogs who selflessly serve with law enforcement official and looks forward to more charitable works to better the lives of animals.