BECOME A MEMBER
Membership dues help support the programs of the Friends of the Mustang Animal Shelter, including spaying, neutering, and vaccinating animals, and helping them find forever homes.
Complete your MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION here.
or mail them to:
713 S. Castle Rock Ln
Mustang, OK 73064
There are many opportunities to volunteer with Friends of the Mustang Animal Shelter.
Complete our VOLUNTEER APPLICATION to be contacted about opportunities.
You must be at least 16 years of age to volunteer at the Animal Shelter.
Why foster for FOMAS?
There are so many reasons that we encourage everyone to foster. Fostering not only gives the animal you take into your home a second chance at life, but it saves the life of another animal that will take its place in the shelter. Fostering a dog/cat is a fun and rewarding experience that the whole family can participate in, and receive unconditional love in return. FOMAS covers the cost of all of the medical needs, and when needed, can help supply a crate, litter box, food, etc. while you are fostering, so there is little to no cost to the foster family. We have dogs and cats available for Short Term & Long term fostering. Which are you interested in?
So what exactly is fostering, and how do you get started?
Foster homes are essential to the shelter. We need people to take dogs/puppies, cats/kittens into their homes to foster for various reasons.
First, you need to fill out a Foster Application. Regardless of which animal you apply to foster, a FOMAS representative will contact you after we receive your application to discuss what type of foster animal may work best in your family, and we will schedule a “home check” visit.
Please ensure that before applying all family members are in agreement with fostering a pet in need.
All foster applicants must be 21 years of age or older and be able to pick up foster pets at the Mustang Animal Shelter.
We need short term foster homes (typically 6-8
weeks) to provide a healthy, germ free environment and lots of tender, loving
care to kittens and puppies or pregnant dogs or cats. When the animal receives
three vaccines, all dewormings and is neutered, it can be returned to the
shelter for placement, if the family does not want to continue to foster at
that time. If you do decide to adopt your fostered animal you will be required
to follow normal adoption procedures along with paying the posted adoption donation.
We need long term foster homes for adult dogs
and cats that are seniors or are just getting passed up by adoptions for
reasons unknown. Some might need help with training, medical issue,
rehabilitation from surgery, behavior and/or socialization. Some are shy,
scared and/or stressed in the shelter environment and need a quiet place to
reside while they wait for their forever home.
In a long term foster home, it is up to the family/individual as to how long they/you will foster the dog or cat. Ideally, the dog or cat would reside in the foster home until they are adopted. This could be anywhere from a week to several months. During that time, foster families should bring their foster dog or cat to the FOMAS adoption outreach events.
For every dog or cat that is placed in foster, the foster home is not only making a huge difference for that particular animal but also opens up valuable space to save another dog or cat from euthanasia.
The foster family will also have the option to adopt their foster dog or cat at any time through our normal adoption process.
Fostering, whether short term or long term, is a selfless, compassionate and generous commitment and we recognize that. Foster families/individuals are a necessary means to our rescued dogs and cats in finding forever homes and making the transition more compassionate and comfortable for them. The Long Term foster program is designed to help our long term residents with that transition.
You can make a huge difference in the life of a homeless pet by becoming a foster home!