Monday, March 14, 2011

Bulletproof Dog via Girl Scouts

Florida's Orlando Sentinel reports that life for Eustis police dog Hunter, a 6-year-old German shepherd, got a little safer thanks to a gift from Girl Scout Troop 4770.

Troop members washed cars and held rummage sales to raise more than $800 to purchase Hunter a bulletproof vest, which they presented to police Chief Fred Cobb and Hunter at a recent celebration. Hunter's handler, canine officer Dave Foster, called it a "great gift," adding, "Hunter helps out with warrant servings and apprehensions, so this vest could help to save his life one day." The troop's 21 girls began raising money for the project in the fall after a trip to the Eustis Police Department, where they learned Hunter was without a protective vest.

Kudos to Troop 447! Do you have any examples of Girl Scouts helping the animals who help us?