PetArmor® Provides Ultimate Protection To Police Dogs With Bullet-Protective
YARDLEY, Pa., May 14, 2013
YARDLEY, Pa., May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PetArmor^®, known for its products
that protect dogs and cats from fleas and ticks, will now also help protect
four legged K-9s in the line of duty. As part of a yearlong partnership with
Vested Interest in K-9s, PetArmor^® will provide funding in 2013 for bullet
and stab protective vests for law enforcement K-9s.
More often than not, law enforcement agencies do not have the budgets to
provide vests for K-9 officers — which cost around $1,000 each — leaving
police dogs unprotected while helping to fight crime. Vested Interest in K-9s
is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing bullet and stab protective
vests to police organizations nationwide. Since 2009, the non-profit
organization has provided 375 vests.
"As a leader in pet protection, PetArmor is excited to partner with Vested
Interest in K-9s and protect the dogs that put their lives on the line to
protect us," said Alex Kaufman, President and CEO of FidoPharm. "This
partnership is a continuation of our ongoing animal welfare and charity
PetArmor's^® initial donation will result in vested dogs in Austin, Texas, as
well as Jupiter and Riviera Beach, Fla., where police departments have
requested assistance in vesting their police dogs. PetArmor^® also plans to
announce an additional K-9 vest donation as part of their 2013 commitment.
"Police K-9 units provide an invaluable service to their community and deserve
the same kind of protection as their human counterparts," said Sandy Marcal,
founder of Vested Interest in K-9s, Inc. "Thanks to PetArmor, many more
police dogs will be protected from harm while they protect their neighborhoods
The K-9 vests, manufactured by Armor Express, are custom sized that provide
maximum comfort and mobility. The K-9 vests provide maximum coverage to the
vital organs in addition to a rear extension panel to accommodate dogs with
For more information on PetArmor's^® product offerings, visit
www.petarmor.com. Additional information on Vested Interest in K-9s, Inc. can
be found on their website, www.vik9s.org/.
About Vested Interest in K-9s, Inc.
Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) all volunteer charity located in
East Taunton, MA. whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests
for law enforcement dogs throughout the United States. The nonprofit was
established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially
life saving body armor for their four legged K9 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 United States. For more
information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call
508-824-6978. Tax deductible donations and event listings are via the website:
FidoPharm^® is a leading, science-based pet health company committed to
improving the overall health of pets across the United States by creating
vet-quality products that are affordable and accessible. The FidoPharm
portfolio includes PetArmor^® & PetArmorPro™ Advanced flea and tick products
that have the same No.1 veterinarian active ingredient as the leading
vet-brand. As part of the Perrigo Company, a leading global manufacturer of
OTC healthcare products, PetArmor^® offers clinically proven tested products
at about half the price of comparable brand name and prescription treatments.
PetArmor^® products are available at major national retailers. For more
information, please visit http://www.petarmor.com/.
Contact: Sara Oxfeld, Soxfeld@hunterpr.com, 212-679-6600 X259
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