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Monday, April 18, 2016

Ask any cop who is part of a K-9 unit and they’ll tell you that the dogs they work with are considered cops, just like any other person on the force. The dogs are trained to do multiple tasks and their owners become attached to them as partners.

Recently, in Canton Ohio, officer Ryan Davis had to deal with the death of his K-9 partner Jethro, who was killed during a police shootout. He was going through letters of support he received when one letter in particular stood out.

11 year old Allison Allen sent in her letter — along with her allowance — so that Davis could buy a bullet proof vest for his new K9 dog, Tuko. In a show of thanks to the young girl, the Cleveland Cavaliers honored Allison prior to the start of their playoff game against the Detroit Pistons this weekend.

What do you think about that? Do K9s deserve similar protections as their human counterparts? Watch the touching video below and let us know what you think!

H/T: Fox8 – Cleveland

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