5 Conn. K9 teams finalists to win $50,000 SUV

October 4, 2018

Five police K9 teams from Connecticut are in the running to win a new SUV.

The teams include:

Trooper First Class Edward Anuszewski and K9 Texas from the Connecticut State Police,

Officer Jessie Rainville and K9 Kai from the Connecticut Department of Corrections,

Officer Kevin McGuire and K9 Ace from the East Haven Police Department,

Officer Martin Feliciano and K9 Ax from the New Haven Police Department,

Officer Juan Rivera and K9 Capo from the East Hartford Police Department.

The grand prize in the contest by Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. of Tauton, Mass. is a new Chevy Tahoe PPV sports utility vehicle to one law enforcement agency. The vehicle is worth $50,000.

The Connecticut teams are part of the 30 finalists in the contest. With five, Connecticut has the largest number of teams competing from one state.

Other K9 team finalists are from California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont and Washington.

The rules are simple: The team that gets the most votes wins the SUV.

The voting started Monday and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 31.

You can only vote once a day.

You can vote here https://www.vik9s.org/suvgiveaway/)

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a nonprofit organization.

On it web site, it said “Our mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the country. We offer the most advanced, USA made, state-of-the-art bullet and stab protective vests to provide ultimate protection for K9s. Because of an exclusive partnership with the manufacturer, each donation of just $950 makes it possible to provide a vest to one K9 in the United States. Each certified vest has a retail value between $1,795 - $2,234, a warranty of five years, and is custom fitted to each dog.”

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