Friend 'pays it forward' to avid animal lover
PENSACOLA, Fla. (WEAR) —
A woman from Navarre is passionate about helping animals. She keeps rescuing them even though she has gone through her own personal struggles this year. That's why WEAR along with Hill-Kelly Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram are "Paying it Forward."
Melissa Millier is the type of person who sees an animal and can't keep driving.
"We just took three kittens that were dumped. We took one that was dumped in a trash can."
She currently has six dogs in her house and has placed another 10 in foster homes.
She said, "I love them and want to save them all. There's the personal struggles, animal struggles, when you can't get the donations out of public, you gotta get it out of your pocket."
It's been a tough year for her because she injured her back and couldn't move much, but she still found a way to keep rescuing animals.
She said, "I have where my vertebrae is popped out 50 percent, I was out for four weeks."
She said, "I couldn't sit , I couldn't move, I couldn't walk."
That's why her friend Brenda wanted to "Pay it Forward."
Brenda Breland said, "You can see a person's character and heart by the way they treat animals. I don't know if I've met anyone as adamant as taking care of animals as Melissa."
Hill-Kelly thought $500 would help get her back on her feet and continue her mission of helping animals.
That $500 dollars will go directly into her rescue, CARE of Santa Rosa County.