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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Volunteers meeting Friday morning at Meeker Lake to search for missing kangaroo

  • About 100 volunteers are expected to gather about today near Meeker Lake, where an organized search will begin at 9 a.m. for a Shawnee family’s missing kangaroo.
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    About 100 volunteers are expected to gather about today near Meeker Lake, where an organized search will begin at 9 a.m. for a Shawnee family’s missing kangaroo.
     
    Lucy Sparkles, the 2-foot tall pet of Larry and Shayla Menhusen, and their three children, went missing from her home north of Shawnee on Nov. 22 and the search has been ongoing since.
     
    Now the family is receiving some help from the operators of the G.W. Exotic Animal Memorial Park in Wynnewood, as they are leading the organized foot search today.
     
    Shayla Menhusen said the operators are planning a search encompassing a five-mile radius around the lake. Volunteers wanting to help can meet at Meeker Lake, which is about seven miles north of Interstate 40 on Kickapoo Street. The search begins at 9 a.m. but Menhusen said volunteers will start gathering about 8 a.m.
     
    That’s also the general area where Lucy Sparkles was captured on a hunter’s deer camera last week. While the hunter didn’t retrieve any of the images until recently, Menhusen said it was a positive sighting so they hope Lucy Sparkles is still in the area.
     
    Lucy, who is 11 months-old, became part of the Menhusen family in June.
     
    Anyone with information or sightings of Lucy are asked to call Shayla Menhusen at 405-990-4867.
     
     
     

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