MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WTNH) – State Police K9 “Asher” will soon be safer on patrol. The three year old German Shepard is getting a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from the non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.
K9 Asher is partner to Trooper First Class Jessica Colburn. They’ve worked together for two years and and currently work at Troop A in Southbury. Asher is trained in tracking, building searches, evidence recovery, apprehension, obstacles and obedience. Asher is also a Human Remains Detection Dog on the Search and Rescue Team.
Each vest costs around $2,000. Wagging Tails Pet Sitting and Mobile Grooming of of Southington, CT made a donation of more than $1,000 to help make the gift for Asher possible. The K9 officer’s vest will be embroidered with the sentiment “Donated by Wagging Tails Pet Sitting & Mobile Grooming.”
It will take about 8 to 10 weeks for Asher’s new vest to be delivered.