Upon learning that the police dog Jethro died after suffering multiple gunshot wounds while responding to a burglary at a grocery store, an 11-year-old girl donated all her allowance money to buy Bulletproof Vests for Police Dogs of Canton Police Department’s K-9 unit in Ohio, USA.
“Dear police department, I sorry about Jethro,” Allison wrote. “So here is my allowance for the bulletproof vests.”
“God bless you and the dogs,” she added.
The 3-year-old German shepherd’s death was devastating to Police Officer Ryan Davis, who had been partnered with Jethro since he was an 8-week-old puppy. It wasn’t the amount of donation but the girl’s concern which struck a chord with Davis and the rest of the K-9 unit.
And Ryan has some great news to share with little Allison: The police department’s other dogs are currently being fitted for brand-new vests — thanks, in part, to Allison’s donation.