Steel has a long history of being involved with organizations that support law enforcement dogs.
California Rep. Michelle Steel recently visited the Seal Beach Police Department to acknowledge both the officers and their dogs, taking to Twitter to say thank you to the K-9s.
“I loved meeting these outstanding furry friends helping to keep us safe,” tweeted Steel.
This is not the first time Steel has supported law enforcement dogs during her time in public office. Back in 2015, then-Orange County Supervisor Steel honored a group called Vest-A-Dog. Vest-A-Dog was fundraising to collect bulletproof and stab proof vests for law enforcement dogs in the county. The group said its main goal was to protect police K-9s while they were in the line of duty.
Steel held a fundraiser for the Orange County chapter and presented then-Corona del Mar High School student and founder of the OC chapter, Jenny Conde, with a special resolution.
“The students are saving the lives of the K-9s, who, in turn, are helping save the lives of others,” Steel said.
Steel explained her support for the group, saying the dogs usually go into situations that are dangerous before their human partners. As a result, she said the dogs needed custom-fitted vests which were flexible enough to protect them while still allowing them to perform at a high level. Steel also revealed the group raised more than $20,000 and provided 10 dogs with vests.
“They are doing a great job,” Steel said.