Instead of birthday presents on her tenth birthday, Allison Henry asked for donations to a special project.
She wanted to raise a thousand dollars to buy a bulletproof vest for a four-legged K-9 officer named Ryker.
The Holyoke Police Department in Massachusetts thanked Allison for her successful fundraising effort during a special ceremony last week.
The animal-lover’s inspiration is Sandy Marcal, whose organization, Vested Interest in K-9s, has provided 437 bullet and stab protective K9 vests to dogs around Massachusetts.
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