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8-Year-Old Raises $314,000 to Buy Bulletproof Vests for K9s! [Video]



  • Brady Snakovsky watched from a TV show that most K9s do not have bulletproof vests to use. 
  • So he spoke with her mom and they set up a GoFundMe to raise money for the dogs’ vests. 
  • Two years later, the project has grown and Brady has raised $314,000 for 260 K9s!

All kids are born adorable and sweet, but there are just those who are so extra! 

Eight-year-old Brady Snakovsky from Brunswick, Ohio, is one such extraordinary kid. One day, while watching a TV show that features police officers, he learned that most K9d actively working in the US do not have proper gear for protection — and Brady didn’t like that at all. 

Brady’s step-dad is a law-enforcement officer and he knows exactly how dangerous their job is. However, while the police have bulletproof gear, most departments don’t have extra budget for Kevlar dog vests. 

The young boy talked to his mom, Leah Tornabene, and expressed his desire to help. So they set up a GoFundMe page to raise funds for 4 K9 vests. Two years later, the project has grown exponentially, and now Brady has raised a whopping $314,000 to buy bulletproof vests for 260 K9 officers!

Photo Credit: @Bradyk9fund (Facebook)

The vests have been distributed across 23 different states, and even to Canada and Afghanistan. Officers were thankful for them and they frequently sent Brady gifts and invites to visit the K9s.

In 2019, Brady received an award as the “Kid of the Year” by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). Then he was asked to be featured on a show “The Big Good,” featuring extraordinary people doing good deeds for their community. 

Photo Credit: @Bradyk9fund (Facebook)

Now, Brady and his family manage a park that includes an agility course for police K9s and Tuesday is dedicated only to these hard working dogs. 

Photo Credit: @Bradyk9fund (Facebook)

“It was really nice that they made it for community use, but also for legitimate police use,” said Brunswick Police Department K9 Supervisor Sgt. Jon Page. “Now they have a facility to use for that hour. Another advantage is that they can use it at any time. So Officer Luciano can be there at 3 a.m. during his shift.”

Source: Inspire More