Approximately 90% of K-9 units across the country rely on donations to purchase ballistic vests, toys and essential items for their furry Officers. 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.
The HSDF understands this deficiency and provides ballistic vests to canines in need through donations and sponsorships. Canines have proven time and time again that they are extremely valuable not only to police agencies, but the community as well.
Much like human Officers, K-9s are susceptible to injury in the line of duty while apprehending suspects.
The HSDF team recognizes this and would like to bring comfort to canines in need. Since 2019 we have sent care packages across the United States to K-9s injured in the line of duty. Most recently we teamed up with TANNER'S ENDLESS LOVE, INC and Concord Pet to send care packages nationwide.
For those that would like to contribute, we accept new grooming items, toys, beds and treats to make a care package for these fur balls.
Gift donations can be anonymous or we will place a name recognition tag on the donated gift for the receiving canine.
We typically choose Kong chew toys because they tend to last through the 24/7 chewing caused by anxiety and stress that most police dogs go through on a daily basis.
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