Haywood County Deputy Randy Jenkins with K9 partner Lenny
Two K-9 Officers with the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office and the Waynesville Police Department will receive ballistic vests, thanks to the Western Carolina Dog Fanciers Association and the non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.
The vests will be awarded during the annual Western Carolina Dog Fanciers Association All-Breed Dog Show, Obedience and Rally Trials at the Haywood County Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 14. Haywood County Deputy Randy Jenkins will be presented with a ballistic vest for his K-9 partner, Lenny, and Zachary Faulkenberry of the Waynesville Police Department will accept one for his K-9 partner, Valor.
The Western Carolina Dog Fanciers Association raised the money for the specially made vests at their annual Bark in the Park event in Sylva. They donated $1900 to Vested Interest in K-9s, Inc, a non-profit fundraising organization dedicated to providing bullet protective vests and other assistance to dogs of Law Enforcement and related agencies throughout the country. The organization has provided more than 900 protective vests for law enforcement dogs since 2009.
The WCDFA Dog Show will run June 14 & 15 from 6am to 6pm daily at the Haywood County Fairgrounds, 758 Crabtree Rd in Waynesville.