Protective vests donated to Broome County Sheriff K-9s

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Four-legged members of the Broome County Sheriff's Office can now respond to calls with more protection.

Two local residents, including Sarah Hodder have donated over $1,000 to fund new protective vests for K-9s Alan and Bamby.

Alan is a drug-detection dog, while Bamby specializes in searching for explosives.

The new vests are much lighter than the previous ones, which work better for the dogs during hot summer days.

In addition, they have more protection in the chest area and include handles so officers can pick the dogs up.

Hodder says she wants to make sure they're safe out on the job.

"We are animal lovers and I especially like dogs because they are so loyal and give so much.  It's nice to see them in their vests and with their handlers.  It's exciting," said Hodder.

In addition to being bulletproof, the vests are also stab-proof, which was not available in the previous version.

Hodder says she does not have any law enforcement affiliation, but was looking for a way to help dogs, and decided to donate. 


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