Buffalo's St. Francis Animal Shelter will have three openings this year for their shelter board, and are taking applications for those interested in volunteering their time and efforts.
The nine-member board has three openings every year that rotate out, but sitting members can re-up for their seats if they choose.
Shelter Director Olin Turner said in years past there was no formal process for people to acknowledge their interest in becoming a board member.
This year the board decided to change how the process works.
Although board members may perform a number of different tasks concerning the shelter, including serving on committees for promotions, advertising or finances, the main responsibility of the board, he said, was maintaining and improving the shelter's financial situation.
The shelter has a small endowment that helps with everyday expenses, but is always in need of monetary and other donations.
Those interested in serving on the board can contact the shelter for an application packet by phone at 684-1738, stop by 109 Flatiron Drive.
Application packets need to be turned in by March 15th.
Volunteers are always in need at the shelter as well.