MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WTNH) – This is one proud pooch and rightfully so. K-9 Officer Asher is devoted to helping fight crime and protect the public and now he’ll be protected doing his work. Asher now has a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from the non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9″s, Inc.
K-9 Asher is a three year old German Shepard who is trained in all patrol functions including tracking, building searches, evidence recovery, apprehension, obstacles and obedience. K9 Asher is also a Human Remains Detection Dog on the Search and Rescue Team. He works with Trooper First Class Jessica Colburn in Southbury.
The vest was sponsored by Wagging Tails Pet Sitting and Mobile Grooming of Southington and is embroidered with the sentiment “Donated by Wagging Tails Pet Sitting and Mobile Grooming.” The suggested donation for a protective vest for a K9 is $1050.00