Thanks to a new program for bully breeds a former stray from Lafayette, Indiana is helping humans to heal. Lilac, 5-years-old, is a graduate of the bully breed program at the Almost Home Humane Society. The program focuses on breeds that are subject to bad reputations and as an ambassador, Lilac is proof that some stereotypes are meant to be broken.
Lilac was still uncared for and unwanted, wandering the streets less than a year ago, but owner Carolyn Butera met her at the Lafayette shelter and fell in love. Butera said her temperament made her a perfect candidate for therapy work. “She’s gentle. She listens very well,” Butera said.
The rescued dog now spends her days giving back and doing wonders to change the perceptions of pit bulls in her community. She spends time visiting hospitals and schools, participates in agility and obedience competitions, and will soon be certified by the Dog Scouts of America.
The video follows Lilac as she visits a special education class, helping students to relax, gain confidence, and improve social skills. Lilac seems to truly enjoy her work, sneaking in kisses when nobody is looking. Lilac serves as a wonderful example of what’s possible when you do away with preconceived notions. With her sweet disposition she is loved by all who meet her.
“Everybody has a smile on their face. No one is frowning when she comes around, which is good,” Butera said.
Based on a story by lifewithdogs