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Rotary Club of Wellington raising money for bulletproof vests for police K-9s

Posted: 5:48 AM, Apr 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-09 09:48:19Z

WELLINGTON, Fla. — Inspired by the recent death of Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office K-9 Cigo , the Rotary Club of Wellington is raising money to buy bulletproof vests for police dogs.

Cigo was shot and killed on Christmas Eve while trying to stop a suspect who was fleeing from deputies outside the Wellington mall.

This Rotary Club of Wellington is holding a raffle called "Kevlar for K9's" to raise funds for protective vests for police dogs.

Raffle tickets are $100 each and can be purchased at the Rotary Club of Wellington's website. (right hand side of the screen.)

The club says the raffle winner will receive a third of the proceeds, which is an estimated $10,000. The raffle drawing is scheduled for May 16.