Anderson Cooper Donates Ballistic Vests for Police Dogs

Days after a Norfolk, Virginia, police K9 died in a shootout at a domestic violence call, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper stepped forward to donate lifesaving ballistic vests for all of the department’s dogs. It’s believed that K9 Krijger, a 4-year-old Belgian Malinois, could have survived if he was wearing a vest. The vests cost more than $2,000 each, and Cooper donated them through the Virginia charity Spike’s K9 Fund. He had interviewed the charity’s founder in 2015 and stayed in touch. Cooper is set to speak at an event in Norfolk later this month, and the money he gave the group was his speaking fee. “We are at a loss for words. Following the passing of K-9 Krijger earlier this week, CNN's Anderson Cooper has donated enough money to get a vest for every K9 at the Norfolk PD. Truly amazing,” the Hampton Police posted on Facebook last week. — Read it at Bark Post

We are at a loss for words. Following the passing of K-9 Krijger earlier this week, CNN's Anderson Cooper has donated enough money to get a vest for every K9 at the Norfolk PD. Truly amazing.

Posted by Hampton Police on  Thursday, January 14, 2016

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