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Oscar in vest

Back in July, the Florida-Alabama (FL-AL) Toy Breeds Club wanted to donate a K-9 bullet proof vest to the Mobile Police Department. The club is excited to share that they have accomplished that goal and presented the vest to Lawrence Battiste, Assistant Chief of Police, Mobile Police Department (Pictured below), along with two fellow police officers (far left), which coincided with a G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance and Education Training) program event.

Vest group picture

Having recently become a licensed club, the AL-FL Toy Breeds Club’s mission is to reach, and help, all canines, including services dogs. Wanting to provide the Mobile Police Department’s canine officer a brand new vest. Through two dog shows (one in 2015 and the other in 2016), and a few fundraisers, the club was able to raise the money to purchase the vest.

Because of being called into duty, Canine Officer Oscar, a German Shepherd, and his human partner, were unable to attend the event. But on hand were several club members including President, Durwood Headley, club secretary, Jean Headley, Cheryl Schoenfeld and Sharon Emmons.

The Fl-AL Toy Breeds Club have also donated dog food to the various shelters, raised money for the Louisiana Flood Victims, and helped a club member/handler when his van and trailer were destroyed.

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