Milford woman collects cans to pay for dog's surgery – then community pitches in

Posted: Updated:

Residents in Milford are joining together to help a dog in need of surgery.

Bella, a 9-year-old pug, has an elongated soft palate that is making it harder for her to breathe.

Her owner, BreAnna Morin, doesn't have the money for the surgery so she started collecting bottles and cans to cover the cost.

"She's the first dog I ever had," Morin said. "She's literally my rock. She's the love of my life."

When the Milford community learned of her dilemma on Facebook, they jumped in.

People started dropping off bags in a playpen set up in front of Morin's home and called her to pick up hauls from their addresses.

So far, she's raised $2,100 out of the $5,000 need for the surgery.

She still has more than 10,000 cans and bottles at her home from this weekend's collection and has plans to get more.

"It says everything about Milford," Morin says. "I mean, I believe our slogan is we are a little city with a big heart and I mean, Milford is really coming through right now."

She hopes that Bella will have the surgery at the end of September or October.

People interested in donating can email Morin at Bimorin@yahoo.com or call her at 203-915-2472.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."