Anderson Cooper Donates Money to Outfit Entire Norfolk K9 Unit with Bulletproof Vests

Anderson Cooper;  Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty

Anderson Cooper; Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty

CNN television host Anderson Cooper was so moved by the recent killing of Norfolk, VA K9 Krijger that he has donated enough money to buy the entire K9 unit bulletproof vests.

Cooper donated the money to buy the vests, which cost approximately $2,200 each, through the  Spike’s K9 Fund, a Virginia based charity.

Cooper had previously interviewed the charity’s founder, Jimmy Hatch, so he was aware of it’s mission and the founder.

Hatch said of the donation, “We are humbled to announce that Anderson Cooper has donated his speaking fee for his upcoming “Norfolk Forum” speech (26 January) to Spike’s K9 Fund for the K9 Krijger Ballistic Vest Campaign. His donation was quite generous. All of the Norfolk K9’s will be outfitted and we will start outfitting K9’s from other cities in Hampton Roads with the remainder.”


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