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Does your K-9 Unit need vests?

The mission of Canine Wounded Heroes is to protect as many police dogs as possible from gunshot and stabbing injuries and death.

Canine Wounded Heroes will outfit police dogs with custom-fit bullet and knife resistant vests, made in the USA of high quality materials, at no cost to police departments that want their dogs protected.

All we ask is that police departments arrange for media coverage and forward photographs of the dogs and handlers to us when they receive and are wearing their vests. We are a non-profit charity and when our donation is publicized, it helps us raise funds for the next vests needed to keep more police dogs as safe as possible.

Use our Contact Page to start the process of getting vests for your brave canines, and keep them SAFE!

My name is Duke and I am a police K-9 officer. My handler had another dog, named Kody, before me who was stabbed and died when he was dispatched to apprehend a criminal.

Now I am pleased to speak for Canine Wounded Heroes who, in honor of Kody, provided me with a bullet and stab resistant vest that keeps me as safe as my human partner.

Jodie Richers

Founder and Board Member

Program Director

Jodie's forty years of nonprofit and humanitarian success is the result of her ability to get things done. Besides Canine Wounded Heroes, she also founded Dogs on Death Row, Cats on Death Row, Horses on Death Row and Habitats for Dogs & Cats, and is a founding board member of Animal Aid USA.

Additionally, Jodie is past board president of Children's Charities of America. She co-founded Americans for International Aid and Adoption/One Child at a Time, in which she arranged international adoption and medical travel with escorts for children and provided supplies for desperate clinics and orphanages. She was nominated for the Presidential Medal of Freedom and, for her work in Vietnam for children and Amerasians, Dame Jodie was Knighted by the Hospitaller Order of St John.

Jim and Geri Mages

Board Presidents

USAF Colonel (Ret) and Mrs. James Mages share a passion for keeping military and police canines safe as they seek to bring veterans and retired dogs together to cope with life after deployment, and to ensure police dogs are just as safe as their human partners, protected with custom-fit ballistic vests.

Geri was an Americans for International Aid and Adoption/One Child at a Time volunteer, working with founder Jodie Richers as a children's escort and administrator for adoption and medical travel. She also serves on the boards of America's Best Local Charities and Local Independent Charities of Minnesota.