June 8 2009
Animal welfare spotlight: Muttville
Sherri Franklin has never met a graying muzzle she didn’t like.
“So many people think that puppies are cute. I feel the same way about senior dogs,” she says. “There’s something special about old, sweet mutts — it’s something in their eyes. It’s like you can see their soul.”
A long-time SF/SPCA volunteer, Sherri founded Muttville, the San Francisco-based senior dog rescue organization, about two and a half years ago. “I saw so many older dogs languishing in shelters,” she says. “Even when they are in good health, senior dogs are often considered unadoptable.” So, one by one, she started bringing them home to clean them up and find them new families. …