BASEBALL PITCHER TIM LINCECUM HELPS SENIOR DOG GET ADOPTED - “Tim is a huge animal lover…He thought about becoming a zoologist, but he decided he would play baseball instead.”
San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum has teamed up with a rescue organization called Muttville Senior Dog Rescue to promote the adoption of older dogs. Recently, a dog named Timmy accompanied Lincecum to the baseball field to spread the word about senior dogs. Thanks to this event, Timmy will soon be adopted into a permanent home. Here’s more from the SF Weekly:
You might have watched the game last week when Lincecum appeared on field before the first-pitch against the Cincinnati Reds, with Timmy — an elderly mixed terrier, in tow. This was Lincecum’s way of drawing attention away from his bad pitching streak and toward this 11-year-old pup whoreallyneeds a home.
And it worked!
“He’s definitely on his road to adoption,” says Sherri Franklin, the executive director of Muttsville Senior Dog Rescue, the nonprofit that houses Timmy, and 70 other senior citizen dogs.
Timmy currently has three potential parents who are interested in taking him home after spotting him on the mound at AT&T Park.
Older dogs typically have a harder time being adopted, so it’s great to see stories like this. It appears that Timmy will spend the rest of his years with a loving family. Click here
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