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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.

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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.

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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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