Junior Girl Scouts organize Greyhound rescue donation drive

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Junior Girl Scout Troop 30554 wants to raise funds to assist Greyhound Friends. The girls, 5th-graders at Mill Pond School are (l to r) Renee McCullough, Jillian Smith, Alexa Brandt, Emily Spofford, Ilana Lippold, Chesna Foster and Kate Katz.

Westborough – During the month of March, Westborough Junior Girl Scout Troop 30554 is holding a donation drive for Greyhound Friends, Inc. Founded in 1983, Greyhound Friends in Hopkinton is one of the oldest and largest greyhound rescue and adoption organizations in the United States. It has placed 10,000 retired racing Greyhounds in loving homes.

The troop, which visited with these gentle animals and as part of their Bronze Award Community Service Project, is reaching out to the Westborough community for its support. The rescue shelter appreciates donations of old blankets, old comforters, dog food, dog toys and basic cleaning supplies (bleach, Pine Sol, liquid soap and paper towels). Those with items to donate can drop them off at the Westborough Public Library, where the troop has placed a decorated pet donation box at the top of the stairs. Otherwise, contact Troop Leader Marcy Lippold at 508-616-9691 or via e-mail at [email protected] to arrange for donation pick-up.

To learn more about Greyhound Friends, visit www.greyhound.org.