((BOB)) ANIMAL LOVERS ARE NOT HAPPY WITH ONE EAST ARKANSAS CITY AFTER THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL VOTED TO PULL THE FUNDING FOR ITS ANIMAL RESCUE THAT DOUBLES AS THE CITIES ANIMAL SHELTER. ((ASHLEY)) OUR HILARY HUNT IS BACK FROM WYNNE AND HILARY THIS IS NO SMALL OPERATION. ((HILARY)) THE RESCUE IS ON ABOUT AN ACRE AND YOU WILL FIND THE CITIES KENNELS WITH IN THAT…THE WYNNE ANIMAL RESCUE HAS HANDLED THE CITIES ANIMAL OPERATION FOR ABOUT A DECADE THAT INCLUDES EVERYTHING…FOOD…V ETTING…ADOPTION….B UT THE CITY’S NEW MAYOR CLAIMS COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE RECUES LACK OF ANIMAL CONTROL EFFORTS HAS HER MAKING THE DECISION TO GO IN ANOTHER DIRECTION WITH THEIR MONEY. “we are here more than we are at home” ((HILARY)) BETWEEN CHANGING THE WATER AND GIVING THESE PUPS SOME MUCH NEED ATTENTION. “we play with them we spend quality time with them” ((HILARY)) MAKING SURE MORE THAN 100 DOGS HERE AT THE WYNNE ANIMAL RESCUE FEEL AT HOME…KEEPS JESSICA MAYS PRETTY BUSY. “I feel like our community should be very proud of this shelter you dont go into normal cities into the pound and see anything this elaborate” ((HILARY)) BUT THIS LABOR OF LOVE.. “we are proud of what we have done…weve got the awards and the accomplisments to show it and i think its a tragedy for this place to close” ((HILARY)) IS IN FOR SOME ROUGH TIMES AFTER A DECISION BY THE CITIES MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL TO DITCH THEIR FUNDING. “we did not ask them to shut down and we did ask them to come and negotiate and unfortantly negotations have failed at this time” ((HILARY)) FOR ALMOST A DECADE THE RESCUE HAS MANNED THE CITIES ANIMAL EFFORTS…SPECIFICALL Y ANIMAL CONTROL… ON A CITY GIVEN BUDGET OF ABOUT 75,000 DOLLARS….MONEY THE NON PROFIT REALIES ON TO KEEP DOGS VETTED FED AND READY FOR ADOPTION. ” the city didnt just cancel animal control they canceled all funds to the wynne friends of the animals” ((HILARY STAND UP)) “if you look to my left this is just a portion of the rescue right now they are holding about 110 dogs but if you come over here to my right you will see what the city provides about 20 cages” “my police chief and i are still trying to workout the details” ((HILARY)) WITH NO CURRENT PLAN IN PLACE HOBBS CLAIMS SHE IS WILLING TO REVISIT THE ISSUE. BUT WITH SO MANY UNKNOWNS THE SHELTER IS CALLING ON THE COMMUNITY. “if the people of wynne want to continue and to have a human shelter one thats award winning then we are going to need some help ” ((HILARY)) AND UNTIL ITS RESOLVED JESSICA WITH HOLD HER COMMITMENT TO THESE FURRY FRIENDS. ((HILARY)) THE RESCUE GROUP TOOK TO FACEBOOK TO HELP OFF SET SOME OF THE COSTS THEY WILL EXPERIENCE DURING THE TRANSITION…IN 48 HOURS THEY HAVE RAISED MORE THAN SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS. ((BOB)) COMING UP áá IT SEEMS LIKE THE SUMMER THAT NEVER ENDS… AND ARKANSANS ARE WONDERING áá WHERE’S AUTUMN?