A benefit event will be held Sunday, July 11, in New Milford to raise funds to help defray the costs of heart surgery performed to save the life of a 1-year-old border collie mix.

Tela, the pet of Julie and Marc Soucy of New Milford, underwent successful surgery June 24 at Tufts University in Massachusetts and is now recuperating.

The fundraiser, "Help Agility Heal a Broken Heart," will be held Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Carlson Grove Park on Wheaton Road (off Route 202) in the Northville section of New Milford.

The event will feature dog agility run-thrus, demonstrations, the sale of doggie items, toys and treats, raffles and refreshments.

For more information, go to www.flydawgs.com.