K9 with Horry County Sheriff's Office gets safety vest

A new K9 officer with the Horry County Sheriff's Office will be protected in a safety vest thanks to donations, according to Sgt. Jeff Benton with the Horry County Sheriff's Office.

The K9 officer named Kane will receive a ballistic vest.

A nationwide Groupon event raised over $250,000 in just a week.

The "Occasions " campaign for Groupon Grassroots to outfit police K9's with bullet and stab protective vests runs until this Wednesday at 11:59 p.m.

Groupons may be purchased here.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is also accepting donations through its website.