Frances the Pomeranian is on summer holiday (not that she was ever a very prolific blogger), so I’m filling in as the blogger for all things canine in San Francisco and the Bay Area.  I wanted to share this wonderful news about Sherri Franklin, the founder of Muttville Senior Dog Rescue organization here in San Francisco that is very near and dear to my heart (we have 2 Muttville mutts at home!).

Ms. Franklin has been awarded the prestigious Jefferson Award for Public Service. I can’t think of a more dedicated, selfless, and hard working person than Sherri Franklin.  Just last weekend, we attended Muttville’s annual benefit, Moolah for Mutts.  We heard and saw first hand the incredible work she has done over the past few years by rescuing older dogs from all over Northern California.  Muttville has an amazing community of supporters, and I’m proud to count myself among them.

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Here are a couple of snippets, straight from the dog’s mouth… err,  Muttville’s blog, that is  (thanks, Muttville!).

“We have wonderful news: Sherri Franklin, founder of Muttville, has been awarded the prestigious Jefferson Award for Public Service. The award is given to people who do outstanding good work and inspire others to do the same.”

“Sponsored by the national Jefferson Awards organization with media partners KCBS and CBS5, you can see and hear about Sherri’s award here:

On CBS5 television:
Wednesday, July 21, at 6PM on Eyewitness News
Thursday, July 22, at noon on Eyewitness News
Saturday, July 24 on CBS Early Edition (times vary, check listings)
Always on www.cbs5.com

On KCBS Radio 740 AM and 106.9 FM:
Wednesday, July 21 at 6:50 pm, 9:40 PM, 11:50 PM
Sunday, July 25 at 11:50 AM, 3:50 PM”

You can find out more about Sherri Franklin and the dogs of Muttville on their website www.muttville.org .  Don’t forget to check out their blog and upcoming event calendar.

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