FOLEY -- Benton County's K-9 Ragnar has some extra protection for himself now, thanks to the non-profit Vest Interest in K9s.

Vested Interest in K9s started in Massachusets in 2009. Their mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests to dogs in law enforcement. They've donated over 2,800 protective vests across the country, at more than $2.4-million.

The donation for Ragnar's vest was $950, while each vest costs between $1,744 and $2,283. Ragnar is one of 30,000 estimated K9s in the country. He should have his new vest in eight to ten weeks.