The couple, Susan and Keith Ogorek, contacted Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. to find out about canines in Minnesota in need of a vest, according to a news release from the Dakota County Sheriff's Office. From there, they connected with Deputy Brian Smidt and canine Cado, a German Shepherd.
Cado is one of 18 law enforcement dogs in Minnesota that will receive a vest from Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., a non-profit organization based in Massachusetts. The vest will also protect Cado from blunt force trauma, according to Sheriff Dave Bellows in the news release.
More information about Vested in K9s, Inc. is available online or by phone at 508-824-6978.