Dog reunited with owner

Published 2:10 am Saturday, September 5, 2015

Although locating a lost dog might pale in comparison to a crime issue involving parish citizens, Detective Demi Rice of the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office was able to recently assist in locating a missing dog and reuniting him with his owner.

After Scott Clements reported his dog missing, Rice, who normally serves as a victim’s advocate, put her investigative skills to work. Clements reported that Kodiak escaped through an open door and he was unable to find him after searching for more than a week.

Rice contacted the Magnolia Chapter of the Humane Society of Louisiana and posted Kodiak’s picture on their website.  Within a short period of time, they were contacted by a citizen who had found Kodiak and was anxious to locate his owner.

Within a few hours, Kodiak was re-united with Clements.

“At a time when we are dealing with crime and drugs throughout the parish, and putting thieves and drug dealers in jail daily, it is refreshing to hear a good story like this,” Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal said. “I’m glad we could help Mr. Clements locate Kodiak and I appreciate the good work of Det. Rice and the Magnolia Chapter of the Humane Society of Louisiana.”