Atlantic K-9 is a non-profit, 501(c)3 tax exempt, organization that is 100% volunteer run.
Atlantic K-9Vest Fund
Atlantic K-9 Vest Fund was established in February 2016 after K-9 Officer Krijger was killed in Norfolk, Va. Krijger was not wearing a protective vest, which could have saved his life. After Krijger's passing Randall Caldwell approached Officer Tom Hendrickson, a K-9 handler and the master trainer for Hampton Police Department, to figure out how they could help protect Hampton's K-9 Officers. The number of injuries and deaths of Public Safety K-9's is on the rise. We decided we could not continue to let these brave K-9's go unprotected. Most custom-fit, bullet and stab-proof vests cost $1000 or more depending on the size of the K-9, a cost most departments do not have the extra funds to cover. The more we talked, the clearer the answer became. On February 11, 2016 we created Atlantic K-9 Vest Fund.
Our mission is to raise funds to provide bullet and stab proof vests to Public Safety K-9's across the state of Virginia and the United States.