Girl forgoes birthday presents to buy bulletproof vest for police dog

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For Morgan Blann’s 7th birthday, she didn’t want presents for herself. Instead, she asked her family and friends to donate money toward buying a police dog a bulletproof vest. 

Morgan worked with Vested Interest, a nonprofit focused on providing bullet and stab-protective vests for law enforcement dogs throughout the country. And it was a 2-year-old lab named Quori, that was selected. 

“He’s going to get a vest, he’s going to be OK and he doesn't have to worry so much about him getting hurt,” Morgan told FOX 5. 

The vests run between $1,700 to $2,200, and Morgan raised enough money for not one, but two vests. She also gave Quori a K-9 trauma bag which reads, “Gift by Morgan, be safe and be brave.” 

Sgt. Scott Kivet couldn’t be happier his dog was the recipient, and is now safer -- all because of Morgan.

"Now we have a bulletproof vest to protect him for every drug arrest, every narcotics investigation, every car stop," Kivet said. "It's a good feeling that there's security and a 7-year-old made it happen.”

Morgan’s dream is to be a police officer when she gets older.

"Morgan has always been a kid that wants to help others," said Lauren Blann, Morgan's mother.

 

Watch the video to see how much Quori appreciates Morgan’s kindness.

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