PORTSMOUTH, Va (WAVY) — A local effort is underway to honor one life and protect another.
There is now a fundraising effort in her memory to buy a ballistic vest for another working K9. Darja was a retired explosive detection dog born in Kuwait.
Mission K9 Rescue brought her and nine others from the Middle East last July.
The cost of the bullet proof vest is $2,500. Patricia Atkinson, who is spearheading the fundraising effort, said, “It will be embroidered in memory of Darja — this is through Spikes K9 Fund, a great cause founded by James Hatch, Navy Seal.”
If you’d like to contribute you can do so at this link.