Friends of animal shelter kick-starts its efforts

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By Traci Chapman

Friends of the Mustang Animal Shelter is gearing up to help animals in need.

The organization’s first step is a public meeting, set for 7 p.m. on May 28 at Mustang Police Department’s community meeting room.

We will be introducing the goals of the organization to the community, connect with residents that are interested in helping animals, and opening a line of communication with the city council about the problems facing the city in regards to animal welfare and propose solutions that our organization can spearhead,” Friends member Shawna Bostick said.

The effort comes as city officials ask for more volunteers to help man the municipal animal shelter. While one volunteer recently started at the shelter, in his May 16 report, City Manager Tim Rooney asked council and staff members to spread the word about the need for assistance.

There are several ways to contact the shelter’s friends organization, Bostick said. Online, the group’s website is http://fomas.webs.com/; it’s Facebook page is located at https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfTheMustangAnimalShelter and friends’ members can be contacted at mustangshelterfriends@gmail.com, she said.

Mustang Masonic Lodge will also a fundraiser breakfast for the group, from 7 a.m. until noon on July 26, Bostick said.

To learn more about volunteering, call 376-2488.