Animal shelter needs help
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Animal shelter needs help


TONIGHT AT 5 O’CLOCK. MUNCIE CITY ANIMAL SHELTER IS ASKING FOR YOUR HELP THIS EVENING TO HELP KEEP THE COMMUNITY AND ITS ANIMALS SAFE. OUR DUSTIN GROVE TALKED WITH THE MAN IN CHARGE WHO SAYS WHEN HE GOT THE JOB HE INHERITED A BUDGET PROBLEM THAT REALLY DESPERATELY NEEDS A BIG FIX. FOR CASSIE SMITH TAKING CARE OF THE CATS AND MOSI ANIMAL SHELTER IS MORE THAN A JOB. I FEEL LIKE I’M DOING SOMETHING THAT FULFILLS ME AND I’M DOING SOMETHING TO ACTIVELY HELP THE ANIMALS. BUT RIGHT NOW CASSIE AND THE OTHERS WHO WORK HERE SAY THEY’RE THE ONES WHO NEED HELP RIGHT THERE AROUND THE SKYLIGHTS. IT’S WHERE WATER LEAKS IN A LEAKING ROOF THAT NEEDS REPLACED AND A HANDFUL OF PART TIME WORKERS TO HANDLE AS MANY AS 500 CATS AND DOGS A DAY AND GROWING THEY’RE PUSHED TO THEIR LIMITS AND I’M FOREVER GRATEFUL. THE PROBLEM THEY SAY IS THEY INHERITED A BUDGET THAT JUST WASN’T BIG ENOUGH FROM THE PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATION. IN FACT, THEY’VE ALREADY SPENT THIS YEAR’S REPAIR BUDGET ON LAST YEAR’S BILLS OF FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS YEARLY MAINTENANCE FUND HE SAYS DOESN’T CUT IT. THE ROUGH ESTIMATE ALONE 40000. IS THERE MONEY IN THE BUDGET TO HANDLE? NO. BUT DIRECTOR ETHAN BROWN SAYS HE’S HOPEFUL THE NEW MAYOR HAS FOUND TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS TO GO TOWARD THAT ROOF. THEY’RE ASKING FOR COMMUNITY SUPPORT TO RAISE THE REST. I’M REALLY HOPING THAT THEY UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS NOT JUST OUR SHELTERS PROBLEM. SO WE’RE HOPING TO GET THE COMMUNITY MORE INVOLVED IN WHAT WE DO HERE SO THEY HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT WE DO HERE AND SO THEY CAN TAKE YOU KNOW, TAKE SOME OWNERSHIP IN THESE ANIMALS AND IN THE FACILITY AS WELL. BROWNING SAYS HE’S CONFIDENT A NEW MAYOR AND A WILLING CITY COUNCIL WILL HELP SOLVE WHAT HAS BEEN A YEARS LONG AND GROWING PROBLEM. THAT’S SOMETHING THAT WON’T GET RESOLVED IN THE NEXT COUPLE WEEKS OR EVEN THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS. BUT I’M POSITIVE WITH THIS NEW ADMINISTRATION THAT WE’LL GET THERE. IN MUNCIE, DUSTIN GROVE, CHANNEL 13 EYEWITNESS NEWS . THEN WE REACHED DOWN TO MUNCIE CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS FOR THEIR TAKE ON THIS AND SEVERAL OF THEM TELL US TONIGHT THEY PLAN ON BRINGING UP THIS ISSUE AS THEY LOOK INTO THE NEXT CITY’S BUDGET. AND OF COURSE IF YOU’RE GONNA BE HELPING OUT, WE THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR DOING SO. THAT’S RIGHT. IF YOU’D LIKE TO

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