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K9 Zeva of the Marysville Police Department is now vested & protected, thanks to VIK9s! Zeva is now protected with her bullet and stab protective vest, which is embroidered with “This gift of protection provided by Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.”

Zeva, it's an honor to protect you!

Want to learn how you can sponsor a vest for more hard-working K9s like Zeva? Check out our site! bit.ly/3UgRSgT .
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K9 Zeva of the Marysville Police Department is now vested & protected, thanks to VIK9s! Zeva is now protected with her bullet and stab protective vest, which is embroidered with “This gift of protection provided by Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.”

Zeva, its an honor to protect you!

Want to learn how you can sponsor a vest for more hard-working K9s like Zeva? Check out our site! https://bit.ly/3UgRSgT .

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Congrats k9 Zeva on your new vest. May it keep you out of harm’s way.

Congrats, stay safe.

Congratulations

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K9 Dax...it was an honor to have you as a part of our VIK9s family. We will never forget you. Rest in Peace. ... See MoreSee Less

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R.I.P K9 Dax,thank you for your service. So very sorry for your loss. 💔

RIP buddy. May you fly high and thank you for your service.

Rest in Peace k9 dax.thank you for your service.

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We're kicking off the weekend with another handsome K9 who is now vested & protected with a protective vest from VIK9s!

This time, it's K9 Onyx of the Norman County Sheriff’s Office. Onyx's vest was sponsored by Deborah Bell of Avon, IN and embroidered "This gift of protection provided by Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.

Onyx, it's an honor to protect you! Thank you for your service! Stay safe!

Wanna help us vest and protect more K9s like Onyx? Visit our site and join us! bit.ly/3VN5uBS

#k9officer
#k9handler
#k9hero
#k9life
#k9livesmatter
#k9unit
#policedog
#serve
#thinblueline
#vestedk9
#vik9s
#workingdogs
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Were kicking off the weekend with another handsome K9 who is now vested & protected with a protective vest from VIK9s!

This time, its K9 Onyx of the Norman County Sheriff’s Office. Onyxs vest was sponsored by Deborah Bell of Avon, IN and embroidered This gift of protection provided by Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.

Onyx, its an honor to protect you! Thank you for your service! Stay safe!

Wanna help us vest and protect more K9s like Onyx? Visit our site and join us! https://bit.ly/3VN5uBS

#k9officer
#k9handler
#k9hero
#k9life
#k9livesmatter
#k9unit
#policedog
 #serve
#thinblueline
#vestedk9
#vik9s
#workingdogs

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MAY GOD BLESS BOTH OF YOU AND KEEP YOU SAFE 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻💙💙💙💙💙💙💙🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾

Congrats, K9 Onyx. May the vest keep you out of harm’s way.

Thank you for your service Heroes! God Bless and keep you safe! 🙏

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We are deeply saddened to share the sad news that K9 Dax of Lake County Sheriff’s Office, IL has passed away.

K9 Dax’s legacy will forever live on with the people of Lake County who are mourning his loss.

On March 3, 2024, K9 Dax was injured while apprehending a person who had committed several felonies and was fleeing. K9 Dax injured his neck and spine, which resulted in temporary paralysis to his hindquarters. K9 Dax was subsequently diagnosed with cervical and thoracolumbar Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) and lumbosacral IVDD exasperated during his apprehension on March 3rd. K9 Dax went through intensive physical therapy following the injury.

K9 Dax’s team of veterinarians determined that, for his physical wellbeing, he would not be able to return to active duty. He was retired from service in March and on April 10, 2024, the community gathered to celebrate K9 Dax’s loyal and dedicated service to the people of Lake County. His health, unfortunately, continued deteriorating.

K9 Dax’s partner, Deputy John Forlenza previously said, “There is no way to quantify or properly express what Dax’s service has meant to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, the Lake County community, his supporters across the nation, and especially me. But I cannot refrain from stating that his service has been exemplary, and most importantly, he has saved countless lives, including my own. I am proud to have been his handler and best friend for the last nine years. Dax is a true hero and well deserving of the rest and love that waits for him in his retirement. I’d like to especially thank Dax’s supporters, team of veterinarians, trainers, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, and my family and friends for all their support throughout his career.”

Sheriff John D. Idleburg said, “K9 Dax will always hold a special place in our hearts, and we are incredibly saddened by his passing. K9 Dax will be remembered for the lives he saved, violent offenders he apprehended, and drugs he kept from being distributed in our community. Please keep the Forlenza family in your thoughts and prayers.”

Vested Interests in K9s offers our sincere condolences to Dax’s handler, family blood and blue and to all who knew and loved him.

#eow #rainbowbridge #k9hero #k9officer #vik9s
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We are deeply saddened to share the sad news that K9 Dax of Lake County Sheriff’s Office, IL has passed away.

K9 Dax’s legacy will forever live on with the people of Lake County who are mourning his loss.

On March 3, 2024, K9 Dax was injured while apprehending a person who had committed several felonies and was fleeing. K9 Dax injured his neck and spine, which resulted in temporary paralysis to his hindquarters.  K9 Dax was subsequently diagnosed with cervical and thoracolumbar Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) and lumbosacral IVDD exasperated during his apprehension on March 3rd.  K9 Dax went through intensive physical therapy following the injury.

K9 Dax’s team of veterinarians determined that, for his physical wellbeing, he would not be able to return to active duty.  He was retired from service in March and on April 10, 2024, the community gathered to celebrate K9 Dax’s loyal and dedicated service to the people of Lake County. His health, unfortunately, continued deteriorating.

K9 Dax’s partner, Deputy John Forlenza previously said, “There is no way to quantify or properly express what Dax’s service has meant to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, the Lake County community, his supporters across the nation, and especially me. But I cannot refrain from stating that his service has been exemplary, and most importantly, he has saved countless lives, including my own.  I am proud to have been his handler and best friend for the last nine years. Dax is a true hero and well deserving of the rest and love that waits for him in his retirement. I’d like to especially thank Dax’s supporters, team of veterinarians, trainers, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, and my family and friends for all their support throughout his career.”

Sheriff John D. Idleburg said, “K9 Dax will always hold a special place in our hearts, and we are incredibly saddened by his passing.  K9 Dax will be remembered for the lives he saved, violent offenders he apprehended, and drugs he kept from being distributed in our community.  Please keep the Forlenza family in your thoughts and prayers.”

Vested Interests in K9s offers our sincere condolences to Dax’s handler, family blood and blue and to all who knew and loved him.

#eow #rainbowbridge #k9hero #k9officer #vik9s

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Awww I loved Dax. I am so sorry for your loss Dad of your beautiful boy,friend and partner. Thank you both for all you do for us. Love, hugs and prayers sent from Texas, for this beautiful Hero.

Prayers my sweet pup,Thankyou for your service,you will be remembered as the brave soul you were.

I'm so sorry for your loss rest in peace canine hero

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I WANT YOU TO PROTECT YOUR #WORKINGDOG IN THE #LINEOFDUTY!
#Protect your #K9 for #FREE with #VestedInterestinK9s!

Apply for your #ballistic #vest at NO COST at:
https://bit.ly/3vWvxfa

Once youre a part of the #VIK9s #Family, youll be eligible for our other #nonprofit #charity #programs, such as:
 - K9 #FirstAid Kits
 - K9 #NARCAN Kits
 - K9 #Healthcare

All at no cost - EVER - to any #K9team, #K9unit, or department.

#supportvestedinterestink9s #k9s #dog #dogs

2 CommentsComment on Facebook

Trying to understand why K9 Blue in Marion KS hasn't gotten a first aid l kit yet. She received her vest a few years ago and her partner has submitted requests for the kit. Is there a magic number of requests needed? She probably needs the Narcan kit now, too.

Absolutely 🇺🇸🐾🇺🇸🐾🇺🇸🐾🇺🇸🐾🇺🇸❤️

Vested Interest in K9s is donating FREE NARCAN kits to working K9s across the US. These kits are crucial to reverse the negative effects that occur when K9s come into contact with opioids.
Any law enforcement agency or search and rescue group that meets the criteria listed on our website is eligible for a FREE NARCAN KIT.
Protecting K9s is our Priority! www.vik9s.org/narcan-kits/
#k9narcan #k9opioidreversalkit #protectingk9s #workingdog #k9livesmatter #vik9s #VestedInterestinK9s
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Vested Interest in K9s is donating FREE NARCAN kits to working K9s across the US. These kits are crucial to reverse the negative effects that occur when K9s come into contact with opioids.
Any law enforcement agency or search and rescue group that meets the criteria listed on our website is eligible for a FREE NARCAN KIT.
Protecting K9s is our Priority! https://www.vik9s.org/narcan-kits/
#K9Narcan #K9OpioidReversalKit #ProtectingK9s #WorkingDog #K9LivesMatter #VIK9s #VestedInterestInK9s

7 CommentsComment on Facebook

How much $ must one donate to cover the cost of a Narcan Kit for a K9?

Kristen Chapman Working dogs deserve Narcan too.

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