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West Haven K9 to get a little extra protection

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West Haven police K9 Cody will be getting a protective vest thanks to a donation. (West Haven police photo) West Haven police K9 Cody will be getting a protective vest thanks to a donation. (West Haven police photo)
WEST HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -

Thanks to community donations, a K9 with the West Haven police department is getting a little extra protection.

Cody will receive a bullet and stab protective vest from the non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s.

Cody's vest was sponsored by an anonymous donor and will be embroidered with the phrase "donated for my safety as I protect and serve," according to police.

He should receive it sometime in the next couple of months.

Vested Interest is a charity located in Massachusetts. Its mission is to provide protective vests and other assistance to law enforcement dogs all over the country.

The donation to provide a vest is $1,050. Each vest costs a total of between $1,795 and $2,234.

Vested Interest said there are an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the U.S.

For more information on becoming a donor, visit the organization's website here.

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