San Francisco created an official day as "Muttville Senior Dog Rescue Day" by decree of the Mayor, according to a report from Bella Dog Magazine.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee recognized the efforts of the Muttville, an organization dedicated to saving and caring for older dogs, according to its official website.
Muttville recently took in a dog named Maxwell, who was the shelter's 1,000th senior dog. Officials say that Maxwell is "a very, very good dog," and was left to fend for himself because "his family outgrew him." A newborn baby in the family was afraid of the dog and so the family surrendered him to the shelter.
The Mayor of San Francisco acknowledged the 1,000th dog milestone in the official Proclamation that declared May 10 as Muttville Senior Dog Rescue Day. Along with an official seal and the mayor's signature, the city and county of San Francisco recognized the special day dedicated to animal rescue
According to the Humane Society, there are more than 77 million dogs who have homes in America. However, many more are still in need of adoption and senior dogs are among those who still need a home.