“They’re the 1st responders:” Meca Vest A K-9 Fest raises money to save lives of K-9 officers

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GREENFIELD -- The sixth annual Meca Vest A K-9 Fest brought together dogs and dog lovers Saturday, July 15th.

Taking place in Greenfield, the festival raises money for police dogs in Wisconsin, and helps outfit them with life-saving protective vests.

Plenty of Milwaukee Brewers fans showed up to meet current players who signed autographs to support the K-9 officers.

"They're the first responders in any criminal scene, so they're the first ones to get shot or stabbed and they don't have a vest. So we want to vest all these dogs and we want to purchase new dogs for the police departments in Wisconsin," Marla Lichtenberger, festival president said.

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The day began with a pet blessing Saturday morning, and people even had the opportunity to get their hands on a giant snake during a reptile show and petting zoo.

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