Animal Lovers-Great Holiday Gift! Vested Interest in K9s 2013 Calendar now available.

K9 Calendar will help provide bullet and stab protective vests costing over $1,000 for law enforcement dogs.
Nov. 18, 2012 - PRLog -- Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. announces their 2013 color calendar featuring Massachusetts police K9s. The calendar is now on sale for $15.00 online at and at select retailers. Proceeds from the sales will provide bullet and stab protective vests for police dogs actively working without the potentially life saving equipment. The East Taunton, all volunteer nonprofit provided 64 police dogs throughout the United States with bullet and stab protective vests in 2011.

“We’re really excited to offer this calendar, as it shows a great variety: different law enforcement departments, police dog breeds, and general activities of K9 teams. For example, we have German Shepherd Dogs, Labrador Retrievers, Belgian Malinois and two Bloodhounds in the calendar. In some photos the dogs are in a ‘sit’ or ‘down’, and there’s an action shot of K9 teams tracking and apprehending suspects. In addition, two young girls who raised funds for vests appear on the page with their special police dogs,” explains Sandy Marcal, President of the East Taunton non-profit, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. (VIK9s).
Marcal continues, “Over the past three years, with generous donations from individuals, organizations and businesses and lots of volunteer hours, we've helped vest over 121 police dogs, in local police departments, sheriff departments, MA Dept. of Corrections, and MBTA (MA Bay Transportation Authority) and throughout the United States.

In September 2012, Vested Interest in K9s hit a milestone of donating $100,000 in vests. As a priority, Massachusetts police K9s needs are met initally, then New England area K9s followed by out of State police K9s.

There are presently over 30 law enforcement dogs waiting for a bullet and stab protective vest, which costs $1006 each.

Stores offering the 2013 Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. Calendar for sale in Massachusetts include:
AGAWAM         Dave's Soda & Pet Food City 151 Springfield St.
BELLINGHAM      Bellingham Town Clerk 10 Mechanic St.
BELLINGHAM      Gateway Liquors 3 Mechanic St.
BOSTON         Boston Red Dog Pet Resort & Spa 274 Southampton St.
BOSTON         Skipton Pet Center 274 Southampton St.
BROCKTON      J.M. Pet Resort 1014 Pearl St.
FALL RIVER      Fall River Animal Hospital 33 18th St.
FRANKLIN         Franklin Vet Clinic 430 East Central St.
FRANKLIN         Vet Med Premium Pet Food & Supplies 359 West Central St.
HADLEY         Dave's Soda & Pet Food City 335 Russell St., Rte. 9
HULL         Sunshine Pet Parlor 813 Nantasket Ave.
HYANNIS         Regency Police Supply 11 Enterprise Rd.
LAKEVILLE         Pet Food Shoppe 6 Harding St
MANSFIELD       Red Dog Inn & Resort 590 Elm St.
MIDDLEBORO      The Pet Salon 122 East Grove St.
NEW BEDFORD      Dartmouth Dental 1318 Ashley Blvd.
NORTH ADAMS      Greylock Animal Hospital 1028 State Rd.
NORTH DARTMOUTH                        Dartmouth Dental 343 State Rd.
NORTHAMPTON      Dave's Soda & Pet Food City 142 North King St.
RAYNHAM         Physical Therapy & Fitness 675 Paramount Dr. Suite 103,
SOUTH EASTON      PopTops Sportswear Easton Ind. Park,10 Plymouth Dr.
SPRINGFIELD      Dave's Soda & Pet Food City 1330 Carew St.
WARE         Dave's Soda & Pet Food City 140 West St

Tax deductible donations for VIK9s are welcomed via the website or by mail: Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. P.O. Box 9, East Taunton MA 02718.

For more information, please call 508-824-6978 or visit the website

VIK9s is comprised of a small group of dedicated volunteers with help all across the states. Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, school groups, women's groups, animal welfare groups, pet-related businesses, veterinarians...dogs have even been vested by ‘donations in honor of’, First Communion, Anniversary, Weddings, etc. Along the way, we have had the privilege and honor to meet many police dogs and their tremendously dedicated handlers and seen many of these K9 teams demonstrate their talents of narcotics/firearms detection, apprehension and obedience.
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