Local sheriff canine team featured in national calendar

Photo courtesy: Tina Mahina Hawaiian Destination Photographer
Photo courtesy: Tina Mahina Hawaiian Destination Photographer

A 2015 national K9 calendar is featuring a Hawaii sheriff division canine team in a fundraiser for protective vests for the service dogs.

The calendar from Vested Interest in K9s includes a photograph for the month of May of Hawaii State Sheriff’s Division K9 Team Deputy Rollin Cannon and Deputy K9 Robbie.

Cannon has been assigned to K9 for 12 years and Robbie, an 11-year-old Dutch Shepherd, is trained to locate narcotics and apprehend fugitives.

The color calendar is now on sale online here. Proceeds will provide bullet and stab protective vests for K9 teams in Hawaii and across the nation.

“Over the past four-and-a-half years, with generous donations from individuals, organizations and businesses and lots of volunteer hours, we’ve helped vest over 1,100 law enforcement dogs, locally and nationwide. Each vest costs $950 which comes with a five-year warranty,” explained Vested Interest president Sandy Marcal.

All goods and services for the calendar were donated by sponsors, photographers and participating law enforcement agencies for police dogs actively working without the potentially lifesaving equipment.

The May photo of Cannon and his K9 partner Robbie was courtesy of local professional photographer Tina Mahina.

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