6 year old runs lemonade stand to raise funds for sickly police dog in Reading

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Thursday, August 1, 2019
6 year old sells lemonade to benefit police dog
6 year old sells lemonade to benefit police dog: Karen Rogers reports on Action News Mornings, August 1, 2019

READING, Pennsylvania (WPVI) -- A simple cup of lemonade is bringing a Berks County neighborhood a little closer together.

Reading police officers, Berks County sheriffs, Pennsylvania State Police troopers, along with neighbors stopped by to support a 6-year-old girl and her worthy cause.

Mia Montalvo heard that retired Reading police K-9 Rocky was going through a tough time after complications from emergency surgery.

Mia decided to raise money to cover Rocky's medical bills with a lemonade stand.

"I really feel bad for him, and I just want him to feel better," she said.

So far Mia has raised more than $740 for Rocky.

She plans to set up her lemonade stand again at noon on Thursday at Upland Avenue and Arlington Street in Reading.