ODIE, his owner, Winnfield animal she...

ODIE, his owner, Winnfield animal shelter, humane soc. D.A.'s office

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OUTRAGED

Pineville, LA

#2 Aug 26, 2013
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Rae McManus before the Rotary Club, as reported Jan. 13, 2010 , said she started the animal welfare group, Heart of Louisiana Humane Society here in March 2008. We are always looking for more ways to raise money, she said.
At the Louisiana Sec. of State site I find, Heart of THE Louisiana Humane Society.
Charter number: 36687449N, Reg date: 3/7/08, Agent: Elizabeth Rae McManus
I also find it is NOT in good standing with the state of Louisiana for failure to file annual report!!
In what seems to be a "counter letter to the editor" in the same paper Odie's owner's letter appears, in the very first paragraph by The Heart Of Louisiana Humane Society , state what they do "through our non-profit organization".
A check with the IRS shows Heart of Louisiana Humane Society , domiciled in Winnfield, La. had tax exempt 501 (c)(3) status automatically revoked 15 Jul 2011 . If the agent has not contacted IRS the revocation remains. That is the latest I find posted. I have no idea why Ms McManus used two different names to register. The state has "Heart of the Louisiana ...." the Feds have "Heart of Louisiana..... "
Our Police Jury, and The City Council, and The Mayor, should be concerned, The D.A.'s office whom the owner contacted told him , "there was probably not much he could do about it" . The man's constitutional rights are being violated and all are using our tax dollars to do it. It is outrageous! Common sense and human compassion ,should prevail and give the dog back to his owner.
OUTRAGED

Pineville, LA

#4 Aug 26, 2013
Sorry about the posting twice of one part. It didn't show up at first.
Bubba Snott

Winnfield, LA

#5 Aug 26, 2013
OUTRAGED wrote:
Sorry about the posting twice of one part. It didn't show up at first.
that animal control women in Winnfield is arrogant, know it all lazy, like lots of city employees.
No Double Standard

United States

#7 Aug 26, 2013
The date of that Facebook post is August 20, 2013. Sorry.
OUTRAGED

Pineville, LA

#8 Aug 26, 2013
No Double Standard wrote:
The date of that Facebook post is August 20, 2013. Sorry.
I'm sorry, I don't know anything about a Facebook post. I'm using newspapers.
No Double Standard

United States

#9 Aug 26, 2013
OUTRAGED wrote:
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I'm sorry, I don't know anything about a Facebook post. I'm using newspapers.
I was correcting my own post. I put 2012 instead of 2013.
OUTRAGED

Pineville, LA

#10 Aug 26, 2013
Am I the only one that finds it more that coincidental that in the same edition of the paper that the letter to the editor exposing abuse of the Winnfield Animal Shelter and a person who claimed affiliation with a now non-compliant animal rights group (Heart of Louisiana Humane society or Heart of The Louisiana Humane Society prevented a man from retrieving his lost dog from the pound?

The writer of the article leads you to believe it was written in reply to Odie's owner's letter. At the time the letter was written telling about not being allowed to get his own dog, an answer was published. No name is signed to the letter that purports to be from Heart of Louisiana humane Society.

Not only has the Heart of the Louisiana Humane Society been placed on the state's non-compliance listing , but the article in the paper is flawed.
The writer claims it to be a non-profit organization, but a check of Federal Records show that status to have been automatically revoked for non compliance. If the agent has not reinstated the non-profit provisions it is still revoked. I found no reinstatement action. Maybe they will get busy now.

There are other glaring flawed statements in the 4 column , unsigned "letter".

The writer states that 5 days are allowed for lost animals to be reclaimed by their OWNER. Then after that ALL animals are put to sleep unless, this non-compliant organization puts the animal in their adoption program at which time they IMMEDIATELY provide certain services.

Odie, the hunting dog was in the shelter, the owner found him there and asked to take his dog home. He was told by the worker there that the "Humane Society" lady said he couldn't have him, the dog belonged to them. Had the 5 days passed? Where was the IMMEDIATE action by the person who said they owned the dog? The dog had not been neutered and the lady was not even on the premises preparing to have that done. Why couldn't the man take his dog home? How long do taxpayers pay for taking care of animals that belong to a non complying organization?
At the end of the article the writer piously says Spaying and neutering YOUR pet is the ONLY WAY we will reduce the pet overpopulation problem and in turn ..oh,,, this is a tear jerkier, SAVE YOU, THE TAXPAYER, COST TO RUN YOUR LOCAL ANIMAL CONTROL AGENCY.

Don't they have the sense to know letting an owner who loves his dog take it home save taxpayers MONEY? Not only will it save money the owner will be buying dog food, paying taxes on the purchases and contributing to the economy whereas they say they are no-profit ( but are not because that status is revoked according to Fed. Records). How much tax do they pay? How are they saving us tax dollars by having us house their animals?
sandy

United States

#11 Aug 26, 2013
In Monroe they give you so many days (I believe 30 days) to pick him up before putting them up for adoption. They also fine you. This fine goes up if your dog keeps getting picked up. I believe your dog has 3 chances before they keep him. Sounds like someone wanted that dog. You come in there willing to pay the fees they should gladly give you your dog.
OUTRAGED

Pineville, LA

#12 Aug 26, 2013
sandy wrote:
In Monroe they give you so many days (I believe 30 days) to pick him up before putting them up for adoption. They also fine you. This fine goes up if your dog keeps getting picked up. I believe your dog has 3 chances before they keep him. Sounds like someone wanted that dog. You come in there willing to pay the fees they should gladly give you your dog.
Odie's owner went to Chief of Police, but he was out, he spoke with the Mayor, and got no help,the lady at the D.A.'s office told the owner that there was probably not much he could do about it. My question would be WHY NOT??
We should hold all those responsible for allowing a tax paid facility TO be operated like that. Also the Police jury, and the city Council who provide funding should be accountable.
The Humane Society unsigned letter quoted several laws , but none apply to the situation of ODIE. The Humane Society don't know anything about the laws they put in the paper to supposedly fortify their actions. State law says nothing about forcing someone to have or allow their dog TO BE neutered. This quasi public non complying organization is taking rights from a man that is guaranteed by the Constitution. I'd sue that person with that organization that said I couldn't have my dog and hold her personally responsible. Another of many reasons to vote against Chris Nevils and all the others that allows a facility to be operated like the Winnfield Animal shelter USING OUR TAX DOLLARS.
Pitiful

Winnfield, LA

#13 Aug 26, 2013
The Humane Society in Winnfield is a joke! A bunch of animal crazed lunatics wanting to tell you how to raise your animals!!!
answer man

United States

#14 Aug 27, 2013
Sounds like a good time to cut a da** fence down and get your dog back.
OUTRAGED

Pineville, LA

#15 Aug 27, 2013
When I first read about the Heart of Louisiana Humane Society through newspaper reports of Rae McManus, the one who claims to be the founder and others when they spoke or submitted articles, I got the impression their main object was to tell others what to do with their animals and to get their hands in the tax dollars bucket.

Recent exposure of the actions of the local "humane" society at the Winnfield Animal shelter has proved my observations to be correct. They are using our tax paid facility, including our building, utilities, personnel and supplies for their own purpose.
What they have done in the episode with "ODIE" proves their concern is NOT , repeat NOT animal welfare.
Our local officials have allowed that group to become the controller of the shelter--just what they wanted-tax dollars and power over people.
Why did our paid employee feel it necessary to call a society member to find if a dog could be released to his owner? Why did our town employee refuse to do what is best for the animal and let it go home where it had been raised from a pup ? Why did the 'Humane" (that's a joke) society not want what was best for ODIE and his owner? Is the answer, CONTROL AND TAX DOLLARS?

MS McMANUS was not hesitant to say They also want to be an animal control for our parish.(Power)( Tax Dollars).(Winn paper 2/25/09).
Police Jury President McFarland said of McManus' plans they will "eventually have to have money." (TAX DOLLARS)(Winn paper 1/27/10).

Look what that power and tax dollars has netted for a good citizen of this town and his loved dog, "Odie" It's outrageous. If it were my dog, I'd sue. They are violating the Constitution of the United States in regards to private property. The tax paid animal shelter and the non-compliance (state and federal) "society" stole his dog and refuses to release him and further says they are going to have the dog neutered. They have no authority to do that to a dog that is someone's private property, especially since they have stolen the dog. Animal control is supposed to notify owners when their dog is picked up, if they have a way to do so. Odie's owner gave the shelter all the necessary information so he could be notified and they didn't do it.(People control).
OUTRAGED

Pineville, LA

#16 Aug 27, 2013
What do we have for a D.A. when that office told a dog owner who had his dog picked up and was not notified by the pound , as required, and now a dysfunctional "humane society" says the dog belongs to them and the owner cannot have it and our D.A.'s office tells him, " there was probably not much he could do about it".?
The Humane Society acted unlawfully and is our D.A. so unconcerned, not informed or what as to allow a non-complying organization, with a non elected, private citizen to unlawfully seize a dog from our tax paid facility and deny a man his constitutional rights and does nothing to see that the Constitution is upheld? Is he letting one individual with no legal power to deny the rightful owner access to getting his dog back? Shame , Shame! Voting time will come again. This inaction will not be forgotten.
Outraged

Powhatan, LA

#17 Aug 28, 2013
The Heart of Louisiana Humane society statement in a NEWS article, in Winn paper 12/21/2010 from their talk at Kiwanis Club stated they were founded in 2008 to help with the growing problem of stray, abandoned and NEGLECTED ANIMALS .

Seems they have by 2013 forgotten their mission.

ODIE was not a stray, nor abandoned nor neglected! But he was held by the non-existent humane society from being reunited with his loving owner!!

Something is terribly amiss.

Seems the Heart of Louisiana Humane society is no longer an organization according to government reports on file. They are not in good standing with the state ( Sec. of State records)
They have had their non-profit status revoked by the Feds, according to Fed reports.

Yet, in the name of local Humane Society, they are illegally holding an animal that belongs to a tax-paying citizen of this town. Humane societies, even if there was one, don't even have that authority.
Whether they realize it or not, an organization has government rules to follow or their status is revoked and are not what they once were.
Since this has been discovered, I don't doubt they will start looking at themselves and stop trying to be the animal control of the parish for a moment while they tend to their own business.

What is the authority that one individual invokes to deny a person possession of his private property? Why can't D.A. Nevils do something about our public facility being used by one individual to prevent an owner from taking his property?
The Animal Shelter, a pubic entity, didn't notify the owner as they should have that the dog was there. Why can't the D.A. do something?

An owner has a right to retrieve his dog within certain days after notification. One private individual violated the Constitutional rights of Odie's owner by saying he could not take his own dog home. Why can't the D.A. do something about our public facility's abuse?
What authority does she have that the owner don't have? Why can't D.A. Nevils do something?
The dog owner has the Constitution of the United States as his authority. Odie is private property. Why can't the D.A. do something? Didn't he take a vow to uphold the laws?
What is a thief? What is animal abuse? What is law breaking? What is morals" What is compassion?
How is our tax dollars being spent? Do you want to continue to fund the animal shelter? Do yo still believe the stated mission of the humane society?

SUJ

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make me giggle

#18 Aug 29, 2013
Call Judge Judy.
Odie owner -rightful owne

Ferriday, LA

#19 Aug 29, 2013
I appreciate Outraged for there commemnts and knowledge. My unfortunante dog, The lady called and said she had good news and bad news, the good news was that the lady at the dog pound was releived, I did not want anyone to lose there job that was not my intention and the bad news was that my dog was given away, with the foster family having the option to adopt, because they paid the vet bills. I didnt have the money to pay because I am disable I truly miss my dog. Winnfield Enterprise would not print my follow up story, but I am still trying and fighting for Odie #FREEODIE
O-DEE owner real owner

Ferriday, LA

#20 Aug 29, 2013
just wanted to correct the spelling of O-DEE thanks Outraged
Outraged

Pineville, LA

#22 Aug 29, 2013
Pitiful wrote:
The Humane Society in Winnfield is a joke! A bunch of animal crazed lunatics wanting to tell you how to raise your animals!!!
Former (unless they have had themselves re-instated) Heart of Louisiana Humane Society EXPOSED! They say, "If your pet goes missing , you must do your part by reporting it so that we know
someone's looking for it" (Winn paper March 3, 2010)

FACT: They lay claim to your loved pet as their own, if it is one they want and won't let you have it,-denying Constitutional rights, breaking the law, even if you offer to pay. And all the while keeping it housed in our tax-paid facility at our expense-not theirs.
And they say they will never ask for tax money?? Well, I guess they didn't ask, they just wriggled themselves into getting benefits of our tax dollars while they themselves were once a non-profit org. and not paying taxes!! What a disgrace.

I'm glad they have proved what they really are. They showed their colors and we see them for what they are now through the stealing of O-DEE! They don't care to do what is best for the animal or the owners.

There is a sad, lonely, disabled man in our town tonight because the former Humane Society took his dog and said he couldn't have it back.
Outraged

Pineville, LA

#23 Aug 29, 2013
Former (unless they have had themselves re-instated) Heart of Louisiana Humane Society EXPOSED! They say, "If your pet goes missing , you must do your part by reporting it so that we know
someone's looking for it" (Winn paper March 3, 2010)

FACT: They lay claim to your loved pet as their own, if it is one they want and won't let you have it,-denying Constitutional rights, breaking the law, even if you offer to pay. And all the while keeping it housed in our tax-paid facility at our expense-not theirs.
And they say they will never ask for tax money?? Well, I guess they didn't ask, they just wriggled themselves into getting benefits of our tax dollars while they themselves were once a non-profit org. and not paying taxes!! What a disgrace.

I'm glad they have proved what they really are. They showed their colors and we see them for what they are now through the stealing of O-DEE! They don't care to do what is best for the animal or the owners.

There is a sad, lonely, disabled man in our town tonight because the former Humane Society took his dog and said he couldn't have it back.
mad dog

Houston, TX

#24 Aug 29, 2013
guess n order to be nvolved n the humane society u have to weigh 300 pounds have 16 dogs an 34 cats like that rest of them freaks up their who n their right mind would drive round in a car that says mut mobile on that back losers

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