PITTSFIELD -- Though Danny Boy, an old pug found lost on the streets of Berkshire County in his senior years, passed on in 2013, the pug's life and legacy still helps local pets today.

Danny Boy found himself alone and homeless at the Eleanor Sonsini Animal Shelter. He immediately became a shelter favorite and was adopted by volunteer, Nancy O'Malley. As a result, a picture book "The Chronicles of Danny Boy" was created to tell his "tail." One hundred percent of the proceeds goes to shelter seniors in Berkshire County.

Many senior animals at shelters get overlooked and as a result spend much too much time without a family of their own for their "golden" years. Danny's book helps both senior cats and dogs get their second chance. The Danny Boy Fund has been in operation for almost one year and has been able to help many senior cats and dogs in the Berkshires get the medical attention they need in order to get adopted into loving homes. The fund also sponsors adoption fees and any other financial needs these seniors need to get their forever home.

The fund is featuring Libby, a senior cat at Sonsini whose adoption fee will be paid by the fund. In the spirit of the St. Patrick's Day holiday, The Danny Boy Fund encourages you to visit the shelter and consider an older dog or cat to help you celebrate.

For more information visit The Eleanor Sonsini Animal Shelter, The Berkshire Humane Society or Meow and Growl in Lee. Or email dannyboyadoptionfund@gmail.com.