“My quest in Minnesota is personal,” the nonprofit's president told the newspaper, mentioning Major, the Roseville K9 stabbed in 2010.*
Richfield Police Department's K9 program started in 2006 and includes German shepherds Bodie and Rocky. In 2011, Izzy joined the force as a drug-sniffing dog.
Vested Interest in K9s has given away 431 vests since 2009, the Star Tribune reported. The organization said on it website that 17 are in Minnesota.
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*Corrected: Earlier versions of this article incorrectly stated that Major was shot or stabbed to death.
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