ODIE, his owner, Winnfield animal she...
outraged

United States

#45 Sep 19, 2013
Outraged wrote:
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With any name available, I don't know why you used the name "outraged" to post here since that is the name I've been using.
In a letter to the Editor of the Winn Parish Enterprise published
August 21, 2013, the owner of the dog , O-Dee, identified himself as Michael Lachney. He said he lived at 304 South King St.
I will gladly donate money and I know others who will. If you contact him with your offer and he is willing to take this theft matter to court, he should let all who are willing to help him get his dog back to post here that he will take it to court. He needs to contact a lawyer for an estimate of the amount of money it will take, post it here, then each person who would like to donate can contact him personally with their donation. I hope the humane society thief will be prosecuted and the rightful owner get his loved dog back.


I like using this name. If it's so important to you why don't you use your real life name and not. Be such an anonymous coward.
outraged

Powhatan, LA

#46 Sep 19, 2013
outraged wrote:
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I like using this name. If it's so important to you why don't you use your real life name and not. Be such an anonymous coward.
So glad you like the name I chose. If I used my real name, I couldn't use OUTRAGED. HA
OUTRAGED

Powhatan, LA

#47 Sep 19, 2013
A big 4 column wide announcement in the Winn paper, Sept. 18, 2013, states that heart of Louisiana humane society is hosting a painting for a purpose .

Humm, "for a purpose"? What is that "purpose'? Oh, the last sentence says, ".......... support the heart of Louisiana humane society. " So their purpose is to get money.
The better question would be the use they plan for your money if you donate or pay to paint.
We have seen vividly in recent weeks ( August) how they use the umbrella of that then non-compliant organization. They had failed to file reports to the IRS for 5 years and had their non-profit status revoked yet used the name to steal a man's valuable hunting dog from our tax paid animal shelter and refused to let the owner take his dog out of the pound.

The city is responsible for letting a citizen have that authority to illegally claim a valuable hunting dog and a man's pet as their own when the laws regarding impounded animals had not been obeyed.
An individual acting as if there were a legal organization with 501(c)(3) status said the dog was their dog while it was being kept for them in the pound at our expense. There was more than ONE wrong committed here. They didn't obey laws that govern humane societies or animal shelters.
Anyone who takes their bait to donate is aiding and abetting an organization that has been claiming to be a 501(C)(3) org. when it was not! That's deception, that's falsehood, that's not honorable, that's another of their wrong doings.
They should be ashamed! They should give O-DEE to his rightful owner.
slim fast

Houston, TX

#48 Sep 19, 2013
it's just an excuse 4 a bunch of fat women to get together an eat an take peoples money under false pretenses!
OUTRAGED

Powhatan, LA

#49 Sep 19, 2013
outraged wrote:
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I like using this name. If it's so important to you why don't you use your real life name and not. Be such an anonymous coward.
To me , you sound similar to the person who was quoted in the Winn paper March 3, 2010, speaking as a member of an animal "welfare" group but not giving a real name, thus speaking anonymously and as you add, a coward, and saying that heart of Louisiana humane society's members are "motivated by genuine care for animals." They say one thing but act in a different manner.(O-DEE)

Your outburst and the judging of your blasting me when I merely wondered why you used my pen name and your chiding me for being anonymous and a coward revealed your real self to all readers of TOPIX.

What happened to that loving, caring person you pretended to be when offering to help O-Dee's owner?

Why should the asking a simple question change that compassionate expression of the offer to help O-Dee's owner get his dog back and cause you to go into an attack on me? By your actions you have again proved actions speak louder than false words. I have seen this over and over, pretending one thing, doing another.
O-dees owner

Ferriday, LA

#50 Oct 9, 2013
yes outraged I am O-dee's owner I was told by the police that they will handle it and because this is such a small town I decided to let them try to take care of this matter I dont want to stir up too much because I am a single man who lives alone, but I thank everyone for there support and I will keep trying to get my dog
outraged

Pineville, LA

#51 Oct 9, 2013
O-dees owner wrote:
yes outraged I am O-dee's owner I was told by the police that they will handle it and because this is such a small town I decided to let them try to take care of this matter I dont want to stir up too much because I am a single man who lives alone, but I thank everyone for there support and I will keep trying to get my dog
Thank you so much for the update and I'm glad to know you are still trying to get your stolen property back.

It is nothing but right that the police do what is necessary to recover your stolen property. Stealing is a crime. They need to arrest the thief, too.
I wrote to the Police Department, the Mayor, the Police Jury, the District Attorney, and the Sheriff explaining to each of them how our tax dollars were used to steal your valuable dog and how an individual woman on the other end of the phone line the shelter employee called said that said the dog belonged to them. That woman claimed to be a member of the so-called humane society.
I also wrote to each of the above five government entities ( City Police, Mayor, Police Jury, District Attorney and Sheriff) that The Heart of Louisiana Humane Society , which the thief claimed to be a member of was not even an organization. It was not in good standing with the state of Louisiana and the non-profit status had been revoked by the IRS. It was not a 501 (C)(3)non-profit organization as they repeatedly claimed in articles in the local newspaper and had not been for five years!!!!! In other words they were spreading a lie and claiming to be an organization when they had no valid standing as an organization.( In Sept, after all the exposure of their fraud on TOPIX, they did file required reports with the state) But your dog was stolen in August.
The individual who said your dog belonged to them is the thief and it would not be hard to find who this individual is and she should be arrested for the thief she is. The Police Chief can find her if he wanted to. I hope justice will be served to the people of Winnfield and Winn Parish and you get your loved dog back.
It shows what a "humane society" really is. Actions speak louder than words.
outraged

Pineville, LA

#52 Oct 10, 2013
The police should have no trouble at all finding your dog. By law, there should be written records at the animal shelter to document the transfer of O-Dee from the shelter to wherever they placed the dog. If it was a foster home or an adoptive home, that should be on record. If your dog's collar had a rabies tag on it and someone removed it, there is a penalty for so doing and the guilty party should be found and fined. We do have some very guilty people in this town connected with your dog being stolen.
outraged

Pollock, LA

#53 Oct 11, 2013
This statement below is directly from "Organization Info Heart of Louisiana Humane Society" http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/LA203.html

Who We Are
Heart of Louisiana Humane Society is serious about helping Winn Parish animals in need. We enjoy matching the perfect animal to the perfect home. There's nothing like the knowledge that an animal has gone from sleeping on the cold concrete at the shelter to the loving arms of a great family. We're thrilled to be the go-between, saving lives and making great connections between animals and people.

"hypocrisy" The practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one's own behavior does not conform; pretense.

All pious talk means nothing when actions by the one claiming to be with the "humane society" wouldn't allow a loving owner to take his own dog that he had raised from a pup back to his loving home. The person who claimed the dog belonged to THEM (humane society)doesn't care about a lonely man (or a lonely dog) who loves his pet, either. It's despicable the actions under the umbrella of the heart of Louisiana humane society at our tax paid animal shelter when a valuable hunting dog was taken from the owner.
"We enjoy matching the perfect animal to the perfect home." No, they enjoy stealing a valuable hunting dog! They enjoy making a lonely man sad. Do they make lots of money on valuable dogs? How can the public know? They were not filing any reports with the State or IRS and they were not in good standing with any government entity and were not a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization as they had been claiming for approx 5 years. In fact, they were not a legal organization, but were allowed by our local government to get away with theft. Check out all organizations before making any donations, some are not legitimate. Some don't act in accordance with their statements which are designed to get people to give them money.
OUTRAGED

Pollock, LA

#54 Oct 12, 2013
outraged wrote:
This statement below is directly from "Organization Info Heart of Louisiana Humane Society" http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/LA203.html
Who We Are
Heart of Louisiana Humane Society is serious about helping Winn Parish animals in need. We enjoy matching the perfect animal to the perfect home. There's nothing like the knowledge that an animal has gone from sleeping on the cold concrete at the shelter to the loving arms of a great family. We're thrilled to be the go-between, saving lives and making great connections between animals and people.
"hypocrisy" The practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one's own behavior does not conform; pretense.
All pious talk means nothing when actions by the one claiming to be with the "humane society" wouldn't allow a loving owner to take his own dog that he had raised from a pup back to his loving home. The person who claimed the dog belonged to THEM (humane society)doesn't care about a lonely man (or a lonely dog) who loves his pet, either. It's despicable the actions under the umbrella of the heart of Louisiana humane society at our tax paid animal shelter when a valuable hunting dog was taken from the owner.
"We enjoy matching the perfect animal to the perfect home." No, they enjoy stealing a valuable hunting dog! They enjoy making a lonely man sad. Do they make lots of money on valuable dogs? How can the public know? They were not filing any reports with the State or IRS and they were not in good standing with any government entity and were not a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization as they had been claiming for approx 5 years. In fact, they were not a legal organization, but were allowed by our local government to get away with theft. Check out all organizations before making any donations, some are not legitimate. Some don't act in accordance with their statements which are designed to get people to give them money.
Hunting dogs sell as a pup many times for $500.00 or more and a good hunting dog brings $6500.00 or more! Can't help but wonder why the "compassionate" "animal welfare" so-called "humane society" (their talk vs their actions is sickening) woman that was using our tax paid animal shelter to house an animal they claimed was theirs so adamant that O-DEE could not be returned to his real owner who loved the dog.
Where is O-DEE now? How is the investigation into this theft progressing?
Outraged

Pineville, LA

#55 Oct 14, 2013
Where is O-DEE and where is the thief?
Get them, Johnnie Ray!
when and where

Alexandria, LA

#56 Oct 18, 2013
OUTRAGED wrote:
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Hunting dogs sell as a pup many times for $500.00 or more and a good hunting dog brings $6500.00 or more! Can't help but wonder why the "compassionate" "animal welfare" so-called "humane society" (their talk vs their actions is sickening) woman that was using our tax paid animal shelter to house an animal they claimed was theirs so adamant that O-DEE could not be returned to his real owner who loved the dog.
Where is O-DEE now? How is the investigation into this theft progressing?
When will the thief , with the humane society,( according to the pound person on the telephone) who wouldn't let the rightful owner have his dog when he found him at the pound be arrested and the stolen dog be returned to his rightful, legal owner?
There is a very sad man who loved his pet. The humane society ( which didn't have good standing with the state and had non-profit status revoked by the IRS) acts very hypocritically. Their action speak very LOUD!They "claim" to want loving homes for animals , then takes a man's dog that he loves and did not let him have his own dog. I have no respect for that so-called group that acts like that.
O-Dees owner

Ferriday, LA

#57 Oct 23, 2013
Thanks Thanks to everyone I am geting my dog ODEE back sooo thrill and appreciate everyone they suppose to bring him today let everyone.
Thanks
Outraged

Pineville, LA

#58 Oct 23, 2013
O-Dees owner wrote:
Thanks Thanks to everyone I am geting my dog ODEE back sooo thrill and appreciate everyone they suppose to bring him today let everyone.
Thanks
I am thrilled beyond words!!! Thank you so much for letting us know.
Outraged

Pineville, LA

#59 Oct 24, 2013
O-Dees owner wrote:
Thanks Thanks to everyone I am geting my dog ODEE back sooo thrill and appreciate everyone they suppose to bring him today let everyone.
Thanks
May I ask if our Chief of Police was the one who recovered your stolen property for you?
Tee

Pearl River, LA

#61 Nov 25, 2013
About a month ago,my puppies got out of the shop through a hole in the bay area while I was gone to a doctor's appointment with my husband. My two puppies were taken by a citizen to the local animal shelter. This was on a Friday. The shelter is closed on Saturdays and Sundays. I told my husband that if my puppies were not home by Monday evening, I wanted him to check the shelter. Needless to say, they had not returned by Monday evening. We were extremely busy that Tuesday and was unable to check with the shelter. Finally on Wednesday, my husband goes to the shelter and finds that our puppies are indeed there. I was so relieved but that feeling was not to last long. First, I had to prove that these were my animals. Really? Everyone within a 10 block radius can tell you who owns those animals. Okay, I prove that I owned these animals by presenting a picture taken on my cell phone. I am thinking "okay, now I will have to pay $25 per animal and I can take my babies home. No. This is where things starts getting crazy. The animal shelter informs me that my puppies were at the local vet's to be spayed and neutered. Also there were fines totaling $468 plus cost of vet's services. Unbelievable! I can't afford this. Then to top it off I would have to come up with an additional $90 per animal to adopt them from the Humane Society. What? Adopt my own pets? Apparently the animal shelter donates any animal after five days to the Humane Society. Isn't the Humane Society's premier goal to provide homeless animals with a loving environment? Well these animals are well loved and has a home. Just give me back what is mine. Once turned over to the Humane Society, the animals has to be spayed or neutered before being adopted.
Tee

Pearl River, LA

#62 Nov 25, 2013
Part 2
One thing led to another. Bottom line, a dear lovable customer of ours arranged to adopt my babies for me and all fines were going to be dropped. That wonderful feeling of relief washed over me again only to be doused with the most terrible feeling I have yet to experience during this whole ordeal. Remember to adopt the animals they had to have a simple surgery. The local vet refuse to perform this service due to the fact the owners--my husband and myself had been identified and had previously requested that these services not be done. The Humane Society sent my babies to the PetSmart hospital in Alexandria to have the procedures done. It would be the following Wednesday before Boudreaux and Sassy would finally be home. Another 7 days before I would be able to hug my lil ones? At least I would have the best anniversary present--my babies back home where they belong. I kept myself busy everyday to keep from worrying and fretting over not having my little ones under foot as usual. On Tuesday, my gentle friend was informed that there was a delay on the availability of my animals. It would be Thursday. Disappointed but trying to be patient. Wednesday arrived. My husband decided we were going to take it easy, try to relax as well as enjoy a little "us time" without stressing over what all needed to be done. It was our anniversary after all. We deserved a little down time.
Tee

Pearl River, LA

#63 Nov 25, 2013
Part 3
I was painting which relaxes me while Eddie, my husband, took a customer home, when someone knocks on the door. It was my gentle friend. He told me that he had a surprise for me but first I needed to know that we lost the male dog. Boudreaux lost? What does that mean? Dead? How? He was having a simple procedure done. Less than 1% chance of any complications. My sweet gentle friend was told that Boudreaux had a heart condition that was infected. How does a healthy dog develop a heart condition that was infected? He was just tested for heartworms. It would have showed up on that test. Or it would have shown during the preliminary blood work. This does not make sense to me. Boudreaux was my baby. He sucked on my inner elbow because he was weaned too early. I saved him from a bad environment. I had already went through someone stealing him from the shop. Please God please say this is a mistake. I felt as if someone had ripped a hole in my chest and yanked my heart out of it. I couldn't breathe. All I could do was scream and cry as I pictured my sweet lil puppy with his head cocked to one side looking back at me. I gently carried my sweet Sassy inside as I cried and felt my whole world shatter. I kept seeing my lil guy and I wanted someone to feel all this pain that I was suffering. I do not remember making a conscious decision, but I realized I was at the animal shelter. Thankfully no one was there. How did I get there? Apparently I walked. I walked back to our shop still hurting something awful. As I turned on North St, I saw my husband. I tried to tell him, but the pain was so unbearable. Thankfully, my husband caught me as my knees buckled under all the pain. He carried me back to the shop. It doesn't get any easier. Every day I find myself thinking about him and crying. Boudreaux was my child. The only thing I did not do was birth him. Do not get me wrong, I love Sassy very much but Boudreaux was my first pet. I bathe this dog almost nightly. He watched over me while I worked and took my hat or tools when he decided I was too tired to work any longer. He greeted all the customers by smelling their ankles and lick them if he approved. Once you came to the shop you knew who was boss because he would come greet you with a lick and roll over on your feet waiting for you to rub his belly. Everyone loved him. I can't say for sure what happened to my precious pet because no one will answer my questions. I do however know that the person who was cruel enough to take my pets to the animal shelter in the first place--knowing who they belonged to--will pay when they meet their maker. I feel as if something broke inside me when I heard these words from my sweet friend...." We lost the male puppy." Now as I drive around town, I notice all these dogs "roaming" homelessly. Why don't that concern citizen pick these animals up. Why take two animals that you can tell has a home to the animal shelter? I am a quiet person whom stays to myself. I do not bother anyone. I work hard at the shop and seldom leave it. I just cannot image what I did to cause someone to take something so special to me away. Anyone that has seen us together can testify on how strong of a bond we shared.
Tee

Pearl River, LA

#64 Nov 25, 2013
Part 2

One thing led to another. Bottom line, a dear lovable customer of ours arranged to adopt my babies for me and all fines were going to be dropped. That wonderful feeling of relief washed over me again only to be doused with the most terrible feeling I have yet to experience during this whole ordeal. Remember to adopt the animals they had to have a simple surgery. The local vet refuse to perform this service due to the fact the owners--my husband and myself had been identified and had previously requested that these services not be done. The Humane Society sent my babies to the PetSmart hospital in Alexandria to have the procedures done. It would be the following Wednesday before Boudreaux and Sassy would finally be home. Another 7 days before I would be able to hug my lil ones? At least I would have the best anniversary present--my babies back home where they belong. I kept myself busy everyday to keep from worrying and fretting over not having my little ones under foot as usual. On Tuesday, my gentle friend was informed that there was a delay on the availability of my animals. It would be Thursday. Disappointed but trying to be patient. Wednesday arrived. My husband decided we were going to take it easy, try to relax as well as enjoy a little "us time" without stressing over what all needed to be done. It was our anniversary after all. We deserved a little down time. I was painting which relaxes me while Eddie, my husband, took a customer home, when someone knocks on the door. It was my gentle friend
Tee

Pearl River, LA

#65 Nov 25, 2013
part 3

He told me that he had a surprise for me but first I needed to know that we lost the male dog. Boudreaux lost? What does that mean? Dead? How? He was having a simple procedure done. Less than 1% chance of any complications. My sweet gentle friend was told that Boudreaux had a heart condition that was infected. How does a healthy dog develop a heart condition that was infected? He was just tested for heartworms. It would have showed up on that test. Or it would have shown during the preliminary blood work. This does not make sense to me. Boudreaux was my baby. He sucked on my inner elbow because he was weaned too early. I saved him from a bad environment. I had already went through someone stealing him from the shop. Please God please say this is a mistake. I felt as if someone had ripped a hole in my chest and yanked my heart out of it. I couldn't breathe. All I could do was scream and cry as I pictured my sweet lil puppy with his head cocked to one side looking back at me. I gently carried my sweet Sassy inside as I cried and felt my whole world shatter. I kept seeing my lil guy and I wanted someone to feel all this pain that I was suffering. I do not remember making a conscious decision, but I realized I was at the animal shelter. Thankfully no one was there. How did I get there? Apparently I walked. I walked back to our shop still hurting something awful. As I turned on North St, I saw my husband. I tried to tell him, but the pain was so unbearable. Thankfully, my husband caught me as my knees buckled under all the pain. He carried me back to the shop.

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