Online campaign secures vests for police dogs

From the Horry County Sheriff's Office:

The Horry County Sheriff's Office, and our new K-9 Kane, will be receiving a ballistic vest thanks to a nationwide GROUPON EVENT that has raised over $250,000 in just over a week.

The "Occasions " campaign for Groupon Grassroots to outfit police K9's with bullet and stab protective vests runs February 15th through March 5th at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time. Groupons may be purchased at during that time. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc, the 501c (3)  is also accepting donations through their website: and via mail P.O. Box 9East Taunton, MA02718.

Vested Interest in K9's, Inc, is the nationwide non-profit organization and charity partner selected by Groupon Grassroots to participate. The online $10 donation suggested interested persons purchase a GROUPON (a tax deductible donation) through the secure website where all funds were 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 nonprofit raised $155, 537.33 in just one week, which provide ballistic vests for 163 law enforcement dogs in 30 states. There are an estimated 30,000 police dogs throughout the United States.

'K-9 Kane' is the newest member of the Horry County Sheriff's Office. Read more about him here: