CREATED Jul 20, 2013

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GREENFIELD-  The second annual Vest-a-K9 fest ran Saturday morning. Its efforts raise awareness of the need for police dogs to have bullet and stab-proof vests. 

The event was hosted by the Milwaukee Emergency Center for Animals on South 108th in Greenfield. Last year they raised over $30,000 dollars. 

"Every day a police officer's life is spared because of their K-9 partner enabling them to work in much safer and efficient conditions. These dogs are the first to be stabbed, shot and struck in the line of duty. They have no guns," states Dr. Lichtenberger, founder of the MECA Wisconsin Police Canine Vest Foundation.

"We need to protect these K-9's with bullet resistant and stab-proof vests as they risk their lives to save ours," Dr. Lichtenberger added.

If you would like to support the cause log on to or call 414-543-7387. 

Stay tuned to TODAY'S TMJ4 for more information.