Boy Notices Police K-9 On TV Without Protective Vest, Raises $90,000 To Save K-9s From Bullets

by Amy Paige
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Brady Snakovsky is 9 years old. He’s a third grader from Strongsville, Ohio. And he’s already the founder of his own organization.

Brady has always dreamed of growing up to become a police officer. Not only does he want to help keep his community members safe, but he wants to keep the officers safe, too — and by officers, he means the K-9 units.

One day, Brady was watching Live PD on TV when he saw a police dog pop up on the screen who was not wearing a bulletproof protective vest. Many K-9 units are self-funded, and since these vests can cost upward of $1,200, many K-9 units do not have the means to provide vests for the dogs, who also face dangerous and life-threatening situations alongside their human counterparts.

That one moment on television sparked Brady’s big idea. In 2018, he established Brady’s K9 Fund, a nonprofit that has raised thousands of dollars to purchase and donate protective vests for K-9s across the country.

Brady has since donated 79 vests, including five for each of the K-9s from the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

It wasn’t long before the requests for more vests started pouring in — and Brady’s incredible efforts paid off more than anyone could have imagined.

If you would like to help donate to Brady’s cause, please visit his GoFundMe page.

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