Girl forgoes birthday presents to buy bulletproof vest for police dog


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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