CNN Anderson Cooper 360 host Anderson Cooper made a thoughtful donation to the K9 unit in Lafayette, Indiana — he donated a $2500 bulletproof K9 vest, according to a local report.
The vest is light weight and not as bulky as the department’s current ones. It is also custom-fit. This makes the vest more comfortable for the dog, so they are able to wear it for their entire shift and not overheat or get tired, the report notes.
“Just knowing that somebody of that status that I’ve never met, that I don’t think anyone at my department’s met, that he would reach out and touch the dog’s life and keep him safe when he may never meet Barry,” said K9 handler Elizabeth Romstadt.