Humane Society, owner offering $800 for safe return of man’s 2 missing dogs

Published 3:52 am Wednesday, December 18, 2019

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The Humane Society of Louisiana and a Washington Parish dog owner have offered $800 to anyone who will safely return his two missing dogs.

Jessie Morton reported that his two beloved pit mixes, Clue, age 1-1/2, and Lillie 3-1/2 years, have been missing since Oct. 25. They were last seen on Louisiana Highway 424 and Johnnie Martin Road, near the towns of Franklinton and Pine. Morton spoke to neighbors and handed out fliers in his neighborhood only to discover that five other households reported that their dogs were missing as well — for a total of seven dogs in a few blocks radius. All were reported missing during the end of last October and early November of this year.


Morton contacted the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office and met with Sheriff Randy Seal to see if his department could help him get his dogs back. So far, the dogs remain at large.

“We are deeply disturbed to hear that both Lillie and Clue are unaccounted for and that several more dogs from the same neighborhood are missing, as well,” said Jeff Dorson, director of the Humane Society of Louisiana. “This many dogs missing from the same neighborhood is not coincidental, and they all may have been stolen for nefarious purposes. We are hopeful that anyone with information on the where about of these dogs will immediately contact Mr. Morton or our group.”

Morton said that he is determined to get his dogs backs since, according to him, they saved his life after he was treated for cancer.

“After getting a tumor weighing a pound removed from my right shoulder and tumorous tissue removed from my left femur and a rod screwed into it, my dogs helped me heal and recover,” Morton said. “Lillie and Clue wouldn’t let me lay there, give up and die. They gave me the strength and will to fight cancer and deal with the chemo treatments. I owe them my life. I will look for them for the rest of my life.”

Lillie is a white female pit/boxer mix with blue on her ears and side of her face. She has two blue spots on the back of her neck and a blue spot at the top of her tail by her butt. She has a scar on her left hind leg. Her black nose looks like a heart. She is around 50 pounds.


Clue is a white male pit/boxer mix with one brown ear. He has a brown nose and crystal blue/green eyes. He is around 90 pounds.

To provide any information on Lillie or Clue’s whereabouts, call Morton at 985-516-0617 or email the Humane Society of Louisiana at

The Humane Society of Louisiana is one of the largest animal protection organizations in the state and operates the Enoch J. Donaldson Animal Sanctuary in Mt. Hermon. For additional information, please visit its website at or its page on Facebook (