Thanks to a national charity, the Galesburg Police Department's K9 officer is well-protected. Zeus now wears a bullet and stab protective vest, donated by the group Vested Interest in K9s.
And it was sponsored by Nancy Pyron of Huson, Montana, and embroidered with the phrase, “Born to Love-Trained to Serve-Loyal Always.”
Vested Interest in K9s was established in 2009 to help supply body armor for police dogs. And so far it's provided over 3,800 custom-fitted, protective vests through private and corporate donations, at a value of 6.9 million dollars.