THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WALB) - Two young girls came up with a plan to help keep Thomasville Police Department K-9s safer.
10-year-old Lily Anderson noticed the police department’s K-9s didn’t have a bulletproof vest like their handlers did. So, she and her friend Wimberly Jones put together their lemonade for K-9s stand.
They wanted to raise enough money for each K-9 to have a vest during high-risk situations.
The girls set up their lemonade stand in front of the police department.
Hot dogs, chips and lemonade were served as more people came to support.
Whether people bought food or donated, all of the money went towards their $1,800 goal.
Two llamas also came out for people to pet and take pictures with.
“I was at a Halloween event and they were showing how the K-9s find all the drugs and bad people. And that when I asked, ‘Do they have bullet-proof vests? And they said, ‘No,‘” said Anderson.
“In case they get hurt or something, the police have bulletproof vests, and that keeps them safe if they get shot or something. The dogs, I feel like they need the same thing,” said Jones.
Jones and Anderson surpassed their goal of $1,800 and sold out of their lemonade.
In total, the girls raised more than $9,300 for the vests.