June 12 2009
Animal Friends: Muttville rescues Bay Area senior dogs
The cocker spaniel was found wandering on the streets of San Jose two weeks ago. He is blind and deaf, and his fur was so matted you couldn’t see his eyes.
He would have been put down if someone hadn’t thought to call Sherri Franklin in San Francisco. She is the founder and executive director of a wonderful organization called Muttville, which rescues and seeks homes for senior dogs, at least 7 years old.
Franklin describes herself as “Muttville Central” because she takes in so many dogs herself, but she has a network of 23 foster homes around the Bay Area, including on the Peninsula, where dogs are given a second chance. Some of them have cancer and other diseases, but these kind people take them in to give them a warm, loving place for their last days.
Others might call them rescuers and foster parents. I call them saints. …