K-9 Havoc is
a Belgian Malinois. K-9 Havoc and
his handler Deputy Everett completed a six week course for General Patrol and
Narcotics at Von Liche Kennels in Denver Indiana.
K-9 Havoc and Deputy Everett have completed Washington Administrative
Code requirements to certify as a K-9 team in Washington State.
K-9 Havoc and Deputy Everett have been teamed together since October
Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office K9 Havoc has received
Sheriff’s Office K9 Havoc has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks
to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s,
Inc.. K9 Havoc’s vest is sponsored by a fundraiser hosted by Chive on Seattle
and embroidered with the sentiment “Donated by Chive Seattle”.
Vested Interest in
K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA 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. The non-profit
was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially
lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception,
Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 2,100 protective vests, in 50 states,
through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over 1.9 million dollars.
All vests are custom made in the USA by Armor Express in Central Lake, MI.
The program is open to dogs actively employed
in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at
least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are
eligible to participate.
The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is
$1,050.00. Each vest has a value between $1,795 – $2,234 and a five-year
warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law
enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn
about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s,
Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of
any denomination at
or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.