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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – The Fort Worth Police Department has eleven K-9 units, but didn’t have one bullet proof vest for any of the dogs. Now, that’s all changed.

Pet photographer Kari Breen started collection donations and the idea to get protective gear for the dogs took off. She raised nearly $35,000 – enough to fit all of the dogs of the force with a Kevlar vest.

Fort Worth police Officer Chris Jones said, “It’s pretty neat to see how one little idea can spread when somebody comes up with an idea for a good cause like this.”

The fundraising effort was so successful that there was enough money to buy two extra vests – they will be given to bomb squad dogs working with the Fort Worth Fire Department.

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