HELENA — October is Pit Bull Awareness Month, and this week's Pet of the Week is a Pit Bull named Daisy.
Daisy is getting up there in dog years and people years. She's eight, but staff at the Humane Society say she has lots of life left in her.
As a grownup pup, she has matured and learned to be around people of all ages. Daisy gets along great with other dogs and even young kids.
She's been at the shelter for a few weeks and came from a good family who just wasn't able to take care of her anymore.
Dog Program Coordinator Rebecca Howard is hopeful Daisy will find a home soon, because as an older dog, it can be hard to adapt to shelter life.
"Being in a shelter is difficult at any age, but for an older dog, it's really hard. You know, you've lived your whole life living with your family. That's all you've known. And then you're here and you don't understand why and there's no way we can explain it to you,” Howard said.
Making things even more difficult, Daisy is a Pit Bull which comes with a stigma.
“It's really hard to find housing for a Pit Bull in Helena sometimes, but they're just amazing dogs. And it's Pit Bull awareness month so this is a really great time for people to learn about who pits are,” Howard said.
You can visit Daisy on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 12-6, and Thursdays and Saturdays from 12-4:30 at the Lewis and Clark Humane Society.