A very extraordinary third grader from Strongville, Ohio, has founded his own organization.
Nine-year-old Brady Snakovsky has already been dreaming of a career as a police officer when he grows up. He aspires to not only keep his community safe, but police officers as well – and by that he specifically means the K-9 units.
Brady was inspired after one day watching “Live PD” on the TV. He had seen a police dog who was not wearing a bulletproof vest. Most K-9 units are self funded, which means many K-9 units can’t always afford to provide vests for their dogs since one vest alone can easily cost upwards of $1,200. Naturally, it’s a sad thing to think about since many of these dogs will go into the same dangerous and life-threatening situations as their human officer counterparts.
Armed with this knowledge, Brady went on to establish his Brady’s K-9 Fund in 2018, a nonprofit which has raised thousands of dollars to purchase protective vests, and then donate them to K-9s across the country.
Since the founding of his organization, Brady has been able to donate 79 vests – including five vests for each of the K-9s serving with the Ohio State Highway patrol.
Naturally, it didn’t take long for the requests to come flooding in for more vests. Brady’s efforts were incredible and they paid off in ways no one could have imagined.
If you’d like to help keep K-9s protected, you can visit Brady’s GoFundMe page.