A 10-year-old boy has raised more than $315,000 to help provide bulletproof vests for dogs that are working in the police force.
Brady Snakovsky, who is from Strongsville, Ohio, came up with the idea to raise money 2 years ago.
He came up with the idea after noticing that police dogs do not get bulletproof vests.
Brady was watching an episode of Live PD with his mum, Leah Tornabene, when he noticed a police K-9 on the show was not as protected as his handler.
After noticing that, he came up with the idea right away and was keen on doing something about it.
Brady set up a GoFundMe page, the donations from which allowed him to buy the first four vests in February 2018.
The 4 vests that he bought in February were given to dogs that were with the Ohio State Troopers a few months later.
Brady started showing up at community events to raise awareness about the fact that dogs are not protected. Not only that, but he also collected funds from people.
Brady even wrote a letter to his local congressman and said that he wanted to protect police dogs.
The young boy had set up a Brady’s K9 Fund, a nonprofit organization that raises money to supply bulletproof vests to police and military dogs.
As of writing this, Brady has supplied 257 dogs with vests and has raised over $315,000.
During an interview with CNN, the mother of Brady said:
We were watching the show together and I didn’t even notice that the dog wasn’t wearing a vest. I was quite surprised that a child at age eight could recognise that there was an issue there, and that he could find a solution to fix that problem. It made me very proud to see him doing this.
Leah , the mother of Brady, said that people do not realize that police forces have to rely on donations for their K9 units.
Talking about the work of his son, Leah said that she is very proud of him.
When he grows up, Brady wants to become a police officer, just like his stepfather.
If you want to donate, you can do it by clicking here or visit his website.