CNN news anchor Anderson Cooper donated lifesaving vests to all Norfolk K9 dogs

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Dogs are said to be man’s best friend for their unconditional love, loyalty, and companionship down to their very last breath. This is what the four year old Krijger, a Belgian Malinois of Virginia police department proved by sacrificing his own life. The brave K9 dog died during a shootout, after officers responded to a domestic violence call. But, the pup’s life could have been saved if he was wearing a ballistic vest.

These vests are expensive, each one costing roughly $2,200. Most police departments cannot afford them. Thanks to Anderson Cooper, the famous CNN news anchor, who has donated funds so that every single dog in the Norfolk K9 gets one vest. The CNN news anchor donated the funds via the Virginia based charity Spike’s K9 Fund. Cooper had previously interviewed the charity’s founder, retired SEAL Jimmy Hatch, in 2015 and the two have stayed in contact.

We are humbled to announce that Anderson Cooper has donated his speaking fee for his upcoming ‘Norfolk Forum’speech (26 January) to Spike’s K9 Fund for the K9 Krijger Ballistic Vest Campaign. His donation was quite generous. All of the Norfolk K9’s will be outfitted and we will start outfitting K9’s from other cities in Hampton Roads with the remainder. Hatch announced the donation on Spike’s K9 Fund’s website.

 

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