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      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.