By Hannah Richardson, Lifestyle Editor
Pet owners can come to the consensus that when a furry friend comes into your life, it is like they become an official member of your family. And if they ever go missing, it can be like a part of your life goes missing.
When Betty Setliff of Cloutierville reported her dog, a 2-year-old Chihuahua named Buddy, as missing, she was absolutely devastated to lose her companion, even if it was for one week. After she lost Buddy while he was taking a bathroom break outside Jan. 13, she called Captain Tony Moran of the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office (NPSO).
“If they take the time to call, we take the time to investigate,” said Moran. Thanks to Moran and Detective Reginald Turner of the NPSO and their investigative efforts, Buddy was found nearly a week later in Winn Parish. On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 18, Mrs. Setliff was reunited with her “baby” Buddy, who has been a part of her life since he was a puppy.
“I can’t give Tony enough thanks. If it wasn’t for him, my baby wouldn’t have been returned to me. I thank him so much,” said Setliff.