Grant to cover K-9's insurances costs

By Herald Staff

JASPER — Jasper Police Department’s K-9 Mack has been awarded a "Healthcare for K9 Heroes" grant to help cover annual medical insurance policy premium costs.

The funding comes from Vested Interest in K9s Inc. — a nationwide nonprofit located in East Taunton, Massachusetts, whose mission is to provide bullet- and stab-protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. Since 2016, the charity has donated more than $125,000 toward medical reimbursement programs for self-funded K9 units. Mack was selected as one of 21 recipients of the award this year.

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