A 10-year-old Ohio boy has raised over $315,000 to provide bulletproof vests for police dogs

(CNN)When 10-year-old Brady Snakovsky found out police dogs don't automatically get issued bullet proof vests, he knew he had to do something about it.

He had been watching a show with his family almost two years ago when he noticed the K-9 wasn't as protected as his handler.
"We were watching the show together and I didn't even notice that the dog wasn't wearing a vest," Leah Tornabene, Brady's mom, told CNN.
    "I was quite surprised that a child at age eight could recognize that there was an issue there, and that he could find a solution to fix that problem. It made me very proud to see him doing this."
    The observation sparked the start of Brady's K9 Fund, a non-profit that raises money to supply bullet proof vets to police and military dogs. He created a GoFundMe page, which allowed him to buy the first four vests.
    Now, so far, Brady has supplied over 257 dogs with vests and has raised over $315,000. He has supplied vests for dogs in 23 states and in Canada. He's also supplied vests for military dogs in Afghanistan.
    Tornabene said that most people don't realize that the police forces that have K9 units have to rely on the help of donations, so every dollar matters. The handlers reach out to Brady by word of mouth or via his website.
    Several dogs have stood out to the 10-year-old, but one remains his favorite.