Protecting police dogs: Group forming to raise funds to buy bulletproof vests

photo "Duco," one of the Chattanooga Police Department's K9 Unit dogs, sports a bulletproof vest while on duty with his master, Officer Zach Moody. The Belgian Malinois is one of 11 dogs in the unit needing a bulletproof vest for duty.

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TO GET INVOLVEDTo donate, call Robin Scott at 423-838-9157.

Chattanooga's finest canines soon will be sporting new life-saving work accessories, the result of a local dog lover's efforts.

Robin Scott is on a mission to purchase newer and lighter bullet- and stab-proof vests to protect the four-legged members of the Chattanooga Police Department's K9 Unit.

"For me, it's all about protecting these dogs," she said.

Scott is forming a nonprofit organization called inVEST in K9 to raise the funds for the department's 11 dogs.

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