Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV)’s K9 Team, Jason Berger and Beamer, have been selected to participate in the 2021 Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. nationwide fundraising calendar, and are featured in the month of March. Beamer is also featured on the calendar’s cover. Each year, twelve Law Enforcement K9s who are recipients of vests provided by the nonprofit organization are highlighted in the publication, along with a memorial page paying tribute to the four-legged heroes who have passed. Beamer, a yellow Labrador Retriever, who celebrated her fourth birthday Feb. 9, received her bullet- and stab-protective vest in 2019 from the national nonprofit, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.
Calendars are available for purchase online for $15 via the Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. website at www.vik9s.org. For additional information or mail orders contact 508-824-6978. All proceeds from the 2021 calendars will be used to provide equipment and services for law enforcement K9s nationwide. Photographer Cyndi Chambers of Cyndi Chambers Sports donated her services by coordinating the photo shoot, photographing and editing images of Jason and Beamer for the calendar. Beamer and Jason have given out some “PAWtographed” calendars to some of their followers. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. has donated over 4,180 bullet and stab protective vests to law enforcement K9s in all 50 states at a value of over $6.9 million dollars.