Tony Stewart donates money for bulletproof vests for police dogs
Unnamed Author (The Associated Press) Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008, 12:14 AM EDT


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - NASCAR driver Tony Stewart is donating protective vests for police dogs in Indiana and four other states.

The Columbus, Indiana driver is giving 30 vests to the Indiana State Police K-9 unit and 10 more vests for dogs in Georgia, New Mexico, North Carolina and Minnesota.

The donation follows a request to the Tony Stewart Foundation from a New Mexico woman who founded a nonprofit organization that solicits money to buy the bullet-proof and stab-proof vests for police dogs. So far, the nonprofit has provided 169 vests in 22 states.

______________________________ _____________________