Milford is honoring the four-legged friends who helped local high school students in their time of need.
The mayor and other city leaders recognized canine first responders tonight in a show of appreciation for the dogs who comforted Jonathan Law High School students after the fatal stabbing of classmate Maren Sanchez.
Sanchez, 16, was stabbed to death by one of her peers in the high school stairwell on prom day in April.
City leaders said Milford is also considering expanding the program to include therapy dogs in all city schools.
The program, Charlotte's Litter, is sponsored by Newtown Kindness in honor of Sandy Hook shooting victim Charlotte Bacon.