San Francisco K-9 Police Officers Get Protective Body Armor
NBC Bay Area
Some of San Francisco's most beloved crime-fighters have new uniforms.
The city's K-9 officers showed off their new protective body armor on Wednesday. It’s similar to what their human partners wear.
The armor was donated by the manufacturer, the Cover Your K-9 Fund and Pet Food Express. On Saturday and Sunday, the chain will raise money to supply more Bay Area K-9 units.
"It's a large event. This (weekend) is the kickoff for it,” SFPD Sgt. Ron Banta said. “This is to show you, hey, you go to Pet Food Express and spend $15 on a dog wash. This is exactly what your money's going to. I mean, look at Roy, he's gained a little weight just like his handler, but these are custom fit. It'll fit him a little better."
By NBC Bay Area Staff
On October 15 & 16, 2016, the Pet Food Express Bay Area Pet Fair will feature more than 70 California pet rescues and shelters, with over 1,000 adoptable dogs, cats & small animals. More about the pet fair