20170208_155639Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. and Perrigo Animal Health Provide Ultimate Protection for Mechanicsburg Borough Police Patrol K-9

OMAHA, Neb.  – PetArmor®, a flea and tick brand of Perrigo Animal Health, helped to protect Mechanicsburg Borough Police Department K9 by donating a bullet- and stab-protective vest.

In most cases, law enforcement agencies do not have the budget to purchase K-9 protective vests because they cost $1,050.00 each. As a result, police dogs are left unprotected while fighting crime.

In partnership with Vested Interest in K9s, a nonprofit organization that provides bullet- and stab-protective vests to police departments nationwide, since 2013, Perrigo Animal Health has donated more than 75 police dog vests to date.

The Mechanicsburg Borough Police Department donation is benefiting the team listed below:

 

  • Officer Justin Shutt and K9 Marc

 

To obtain more information about Perrigo Animal Health’s partnership with Vested Interest in K9s, visit petarmor.com/vested-interest.

 

About Perrigo Animal Health

Perrigo Animal Health is a division of Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO; TASE), a leading global manufacturer of over-the-counter healthcare products. Comprised of Sergeant’s, SENTRY® and PetArmor® brands, Perrigo Animal Health brings quality, affordable flea and tick treatments, health and well-being solutions, and consumables for dogs and cats to grocery, mass, dollar, drug, club and pet specialty retailers. For more information, visit perrigoanimalhealth.com.

 

About Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charity located in East Taunton, Mass., whose mission is to provide bullet- and stab- protective vests and other assistance to dogs of Law Enforcement and related agencies throughout the country.

The nonprofit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K-9 officers.

President Sandy Marcal began working with law enforcement agencies in 2000 to coordinate efforts between various law enforcement agencies, vest sponsorships, fundraising events and the media within Massachusetts. In 2011, efforts were expanded to assist police dogs throughout the U.S.  Over 2300 law enforcement dogs in all 50 states have received ballistic body armor from Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. Learn more at www.vik9s.org.