Approximately 90% of K-9 units across the country rely on donations to function which means until a ballistic vest is sponsored, the canine will patrol the streets without protection.
Canines are called upon to engage the most violent criminals in society in some of the most dangerous situations, but are not afforded the same ballistic/stab protection as human officers.
Your support continues to help provide protection for these four legged heroes!
The cost of a ballistic vest is approximately $900. Each lightweight vest is custom made for the specific canine so they can wear all duty day.
Those interested in SPONSORING A VEST can email RyanQHSDF@gmail.co
Much like human Officers, K-9s are susceptible to injuries in the line of duty while apprehending suspects.
When Delaware State Police K9 Tomi was severely injured after a drunk driver slammed his patrol vehicle, he was air lifted to Penn Vet hospital where he underwent spine and tooth surgeries along with treatment for lacerations to his tongue and eye.
The overwhelming public support across the country began pouring in with care packages and get well cards from school children, which motivated us to return the act of kindness.
The HSDF Team partners with TANNER'S ENDLESS LOVE, INC and our local Concord Pet to send care packages nationwide to K-9s injured in the line of duty.
Your generous love has helped us send packages literally all over the U.S.A.!
If you are interested in helping out with any of the above or have items you wish to donate, please email us at info@HeroesSelfDefense.Org
Canine Midas was staged with a sword by a suspect in Anchorage, Alaska. Canine Midas has returned to full duty and doing well!
New Castle County Police K9 Luna sponsored by Ms. Flores!