"Keeping K-9's in Kevlar" provides the highest quality vest for K-9's.
The organization is sponsoring 5 K-9’s to be vested and two K-9's representing Georgia are the Conyers Police Department and the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office. They have been selected to be a part of the contest from the non-profit group.
You can "LIKE" both Eddie and Tomi's photo on the Keeping K-9’s in Kevlar Facebook page! The top 5 “most liked” photos are funded and will win a K-9 Kevlar vest – a $2,500 value.
K-9 Eddie is a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois who joined Conyers Police Department with handler Officer Myra Scruggs just over one year ago. Eddie’s official job description is Narcotic Detection and Tracking. Eddie’s tracking efforts are specifically used for lost children, Alzheimer’s patients and anyone “at risk”. Due to Eddie’s personable disposition, this type of tracking was later added to his extensive training.
K-9 Tomi is a 23 month old German Shepherd from Deutschland, Germany. K-9 Tomi is out of the Southern Coast K-9 School out of New Smyrna Beach, Florida ran by Bill Heiser. K-9 Tomi is a dual purpose dog and trained in narcotics, apprehension, and tracking.
“Sadly, three K-9s have been killed in the line of duty already this year while attempting to apprehend suspects, said Kim Lucas, Public Information Officer for the Conyers Police Department. “We’d love to get the message out there about this non-profit that protects our K-9’s.”
Voting ends February 13th at midnight and the winners will be announced on Valentines' Day.