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Children's home working to keep dogs out of playground

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VANNDALE, AR (KAIT) -

The Bridge of Hope Children's Home in Cross County is working to get a fence around the playground to keep dogs out of the area.

Large dogs have already gotten into the playground at the children’s home located in Vanndale.

Staff said the dogs coming into the area can be dangerous, especially if one of the children wanted to play with them.

They said the situation is scary.

Former Vanndale Fire Chief Jerry Evans said the town does not have a leash law and said several dogs are out roaming near the facility.

Evans said the community needs to step up and help get the fencing put up so the kids can have a safe place to play.

“These kids have enough problems without having to worry about dogs,” Evans said. “These kids are without their mother and father, all they've got is Mrs. Martha. She's a mighty fine mother to them. She takes good care of them.”

Evans said he will step up to the plate and help get the fence up.

“I’d be willing to help,” Evans said. “I bet every able man in the community would be. All they have to do is ask.”  

The children's home is just shy of enough funding for the fencing material.

They are accepting donations, but they also need strong men and women willing to help with the project.

Anyone interested in donating can contact the children's home at 870-238-9302. 

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