Sebastian County Judge to Address Dog Problem


Sebastian County Judge David Hudson is planning a meeting of the Intergovernmental Cooperation Council to discuss the county-wide issue of animal control.

Although Hudson did not have a specific date of that meeting, he did say it will be within the month.

The meeting, which will be open to the public, will allow mayors and city leaders throughout the county to attend and voice their concerns.

“It’s a serious matter,” said Hudson. “I was elected in 1999, and we adopted an ordinance then. The problem is the facilities that accept these animals are limited in their space and funding.”

Hudson acknowledged that several facilities that assisted with these animals are no longer in operation. Also, that he’s aware of people disposing of unwanted animals in an inhumane manner.

He further suggested that if it comes down to funding, the cities would have to budget funds to aid in a solution.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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