Deputy Marc Nye and K9 Nero
The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office K9 Nero will be receiving a ballistic vest thanks to a nationwide Groupon event that has risen over $250,000 in just over a week.
The “Occasions” campaign for Groupon Grassroots to outfit police K9s with bullet and stab protective vets runs February 15 through March 5 ending 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Groupons may be purchased at www.groupon.com/k9s during that time. Vested interest in K9s, the 501c(3), is also accepting donations through their website www.vik9s.org and via mail at P.O. Box 9, East Taunton, MA, 02718.
Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., is the nationwide non-profit organization and charity partner selected by Groupon Grassroots to participate. The suggested $10 online donation, that is tax deductable, encourages people to purchase a Groupon though the secure website where all funds are allocated to purchase ballistic vests for our four-legged crime fighters who put their lives on the line for the community and their partner.
In 2013 Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., partnered with Groupon and was named as one of “The Best of 2013” campaigns. The non-profit organization raised $155,537.33 in just one week. This provided ballistic vests for 163 law enforcement dogs in 30 states. There are an estimated 30,000 police dogs throughout the United States.