About the Campaign
Here’s how this equipment both helps Gryf and Officer Bengston on the job.
A multi-threat vest protects against standard issue caliber rounds for common guns and offers additional protection for stabbing weapons, like prison shanks or other blunt force puncture objects. The vest is inserted into a carrier made of a rip-stop material that helps to deflect punctures as well. This vest provides the same level of protection that the human counterparts of these K9s are required to wear for their job.
K9 Gryf is a three-year-old German Shepherd certified in Patrol, Tracking/Trailing, and Narcotics. He is assigned to Officer Mike Bengston of the Edina MN Police Department. Gryf is a very energetic dog has a high toy drive and loves rough-housing with K9 Ike, Officer Bengston’s retired dog. Gryf has a very good sense of smell and loves putting his nose to work.
NOTE: The funds collected as part of this fundraiser will be allocated to the agency’s Equipment Grant Application with Hero K9 for their K9. Should the application status change and/or if donations received are in excess of the goal amount, donations will be directed to the organization’s general fund to provide additional equipment grants and cover operational costs and/or other business-related expenses.