An 11-year-old girl recently donated her allowance money to help get bulletproof vests for all the dogs of Canton Police Department’s K-9 unit in Ohio, according to the head trainer for the unit.
The donation comes after the death of beloved K-9 named Jethro this past January.
Jethro died after suffering multiple gunshot wounds while responding to a burglary at a grocery store. The 3-year-old German shepherd’s death was devastating to Canton P.D. Officer Ryan Davis, who had been partnered with Jethro since he was an 8-week-old puppy.
When Allison heard the news, she mailed Davis a handwritten letter — accompanied by a very generous donation.
Davis, whose grief was still fresh, was incredibly touched by the gesture — so much so that he sought out Allison’s family on Facebook so that he could thank her in person. When they talk, Davis will be able to share some great news: The police department’s other dogs are currently being fitted for brand-new vests — thanks, in part, to Allison’s donation.
Source | Mashables