9-year-old boy raises nearly $80,000 to buy bulletproof vests for police dogs

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A young boy from Ohio has raised nearly $80,000 to provide K9 officers with bulletproof vests. 

WSYX reports 9-year-old Brady Snakovsky, of Strongsville, started a GoFundMe page more than a year ago to raise money for bulletproof vests for K9 officers. As of Wednesday morning, he's raised nearly $79,805 of his $85,000 goal.

"I started my campaign with a goal of collecting enough funds to purchase one ballistic vest for a K9 in need," the GoFundMe page says. "Through the support of my family, the community and a great company, Line Of Fire Defence Systems, I was able to not only donate 1, but 4 ballistic vests for K9s."

To date, 84 vests have been donated to K9s, according to Brady's K9 Fund website

"We believe K9 police officers deserve the same protection as human police officers. We are making it a priority to vest as many K9 officers as we can to send them home at the end of their shift," the website says.

Brady isassisted by his mom, Leah Tornabene, on the project.