A local police K-9 will soon be making a fashion statement thanks to a new and donated vest that could save his life.

Village of Monroe Police Department’s K-9 Simba is set to receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. and manufacturer Armor Express.

The body armor manufacturer, Armor Express, has an incentive program with Vested Interest in K9s, where one free vest is awarded for every 15 vests purchased by Vested Interest.

Each vest has a value between $1,795 to $2,234, a five-year warranty, and an average weight of five pounds.

Recently, vests were donated to K-9s in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Iowa, Illinois, New York, North Dakota, South Carolina, Texas, and Wisconsin. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K-9s, has provided over 2,000 protective vests.

The mission for Vested Interest in K9s is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged officers.

Here's hoping that the vest gives Simba a sense of Hakuna Matata, where he has no worries for the rest of his days!