On Wednesday, August 31, Globe University-Madison East veterinary technology students and Wisconsin Vest-A-Dog, Inc. surprised Vende, an Oregon police dog, and his canine handler, Oregon Police Officer Joshua Kohlman with a bullet-proof and stab-proof dog vest. The presentation was made during Globe University’s Community Appreciation Event.
The students raised $840 for Wisconsin Vest-A-Dog, Inc., and asked the organization to use the money to purchase a vest for Vende. Officer Kohlman and Vende performed a demonstration shorty before the presentation.
“Police dogs help protect others,” Globe’s Vet Tech Program Chair Heather Wipijewski said. “We wanted to make sure the dogs are protected too. Police dogs deserve the same type of protective vests as their human police partners.”
According to Donna Morgan, President of Wisconsin Vest-A-Dog, Inc. Vende is the 157th police dog Wisconsin Vest-A-Dog has helped.