A 10-year-old boy in Ohio raised more than $320,000 to provide bulletproof vests for police dogs. After young Brady found out that police K9’s do not get issued a vest when they go on a job, he came up with a brilliant idea!
Leah Tornabene, Brady’s mom, told The Koala, “We were watching Live PD show and he noticed the K9 was not wearing a vest. He couldn’t understand why he wouldn’t have one. And he did not like that all. He wanted to purchase a vest for a local dog that was in need of one. He asked me to buy it, but knowing it was expensive, we started a GoFundMe.”
At first, their goal was to start small. However, when the local news heard about Brady, they decided to help out and Brady was able to purchase 4 vests for his local Ohio State Trooper K9’s. The family decided to start Brady’s K9 Fund, their Non-Profit organization in January 2019.
Leah is extremely proud of the work her son has been doing. Speaking about her son’s amazing work, Leah also said, “My thoughts on Brady doing this makes my heart full. Not just because he saw a problem and came up with a solution to help fix it, but that Brady has inspired people from all over the United States to help join in on this mission and back these beautiful police K9’s.”
Further adding that his hard work has “vested 270 dogs across 23 states, 2- Afghanistan US ARMY dogs, Canada and UK.”
Young Brady has not only raised money for police dogs. Recently, he also helped renovate a local dog park. The 10-year-old helped clean up the park, and bought a new fence for the place as well. The updated park will be used by Police Officers to train with their K9’s.
Brady Snakovsky hopes to continue his work and help as many police dogs as he can! You can help Brady in his cause by donating here.