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August 12, 2019

 (Prince George, VA) –  Prince George Canine Awarded Ballistic Vest 

Thanks to the nonprofit organization, Spikes K9 Fund, the Prince George County Police Department will be awarded a ballistic K9 vest for one of their newest members. The vest will be sized for Patrol K9 Valor on Friday, August 16th at the Prince George Police Department.  This will be the 500th ballistic vest that Spikes K9 Fund will have donated since the nonprofit's inception in 2014. The Department is very thankful for the opportunity to receive a potentially life-saving piece of equipment for K9 Valor. 

The “Spike’s K9 Fund” campaign was founded by James Hatch, a retired Special Warfare Operator.  As a K9 handler for several deployments, James’ life was spared by the work of K9s – one of the most memorable was Spike.  On James’ final deployment, the night he was critically wounded, K9 Spike’s actions spared James’ life while losing his own. From that evening on, James oriented his life around the training, care, and preservation of working dogs.  In addition to working as the founder and president of the fund, he cooperates with local law enforcement, and he has adopted a former service dog in need of medical attention. 

For more information, please contact Spikes K9 Fund at Tax-deductible donations accepted via mail to Spikes K9 Fund5760 Northampton Blvd #118 Virginia Beach, VA 23455 or via the website: 

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