Hayden and Maureen Mauk, their son Finnegan, center, and daughter Lucy pose with their newly-adopted Saint Bernard Frankie, left, and their two other rescue dogs this month. The Mauks, of Torrance, Calif., added Frankie to their brood after watching the dog telethon on Thanksgiving night. Producers say more than 4,400 people filed adoption papers for homeless dogs during what was billed as the first all-star dog-adoption telethon.
More than 4 million people tuned in to “Cause for Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular,” which was co-hosted by actresses Hilary Swank and Jane Lynch, and aired on donated time from the Fox Network.
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