View Full Version : Just when oklahoma was looking good...

07-22-2008, 01:28 PM
A story like this comes out....I know its about 2 weeks old, but it just showed up on FOXnews....

OKLAHOMA CITY The nation's largest animal sanctuary has agreed to accept two dogs that authorities say were trained to have sex with women.

A mixed breed and a Labrador, formerly owned by Diane Sue Whalen of Tulsa County, have been accepted by the Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, Utah, said Barbara Williamson, spokeswoman for the animal sanctuary.

The dogs named Lucky and Buddy will be taken to the no-kill sanctuary next month.

Whalen, 54, and Donald Roy Seigfried, 55, were charged with felony crimes against nature after Whalen's adult son found more than 150 tapes of his mother performing sex acts with her dogs and a blue heeler owned by Seigfried. Seigfried was accused of filming the acts.

The dogs were placed in the Tulsa Animal Shelter following the arrests. While Whalen relinquished custody of her dogs, Seigfried is fighting for ownership of the blue heeler, named Merlin.

Earlier this month, a judge ordered that the dogs be examined by a veterinarian and found suitable for adoption before being placed in homes. Both of Whalen's dogs have been deemed adoptable.

The dogs were neutered at a Tulsa veterinary clinic. Jamee Suarez, president and founder of the Oklahoma Alliance for Animals, said the dogs are healthy and are recovering from their surgeries.

The Oklahoma Alliance for Animals is a nonprofit organization that works with the Tulsa County sheriff's office on cases involving animal cruelty.

Volunteers for the organization will drive the dogs more than 1,000 miles to the animal sanctuary in Utah. Once there, the dogs will become candidates for adoption.

"Each dog (at the sanctuary) is treated as an individual," said Williamson, the sanctuary spokeswoman. "We felt we could help these dogs."

A deputy who investigated the case had recommended that the dogs be euthanized and wrote in court affidavits that they had been trained to rape.

Williamson said euthanizing the dogs would have been "the easy thing to do."

"These dogs are totally victims," she said.

The sanctuary has room for 2,000 animals, mostly dogs and cats. Williamson said there are that many "urgent pleas" every month asking the shelter to take in animals.

Animals that are not adopted live permanently at the sanctuary.

07-22-2008, 01:30 PM
guys, dont patronize stories like this. If you want the image and stories about the state to change - then stop placating the media who loves sensational stories like this!

07-22-2008, 01:34 PM
Not much we can do; the story is sensational (not in the good sense) and interesting (not in a good sense, either).

07-22-2008, 01:41 PM
sure you can, if it's bad or condescending about OKC - don't read it. dont support that kind of crap.

07-22-2008, 01:47 PM
Oh, I just mean as a practical matter, some Okies not clicking on those articles won't really do anything...

07-22-2008, 01:49 PM
Not posting it will lead to less links and traces to the article.

07-22-2008, 01:54 PM
Not performing the acts described will also curb national headlines like these. ;)

07-22-2008, 03:33 PM
Not posting it will lead to less links and traces to the article.

Correct! You wouldn't believe how many searches on Google about OKC bring up OKCTalk post.

07-22-2008, 03:56 PM
I'm more disappointed in people who overreact to these stories. Every state has its odd stories - so what. There is no getting around it, the story will be blogged about and posted regardless. More weird stories come out of places like New York and LA. So much so, they aren't even considered all that odd any more.

07-22-2008, 09:28 PM
The problem is not only with stories like this, but anything of a negative nature, the media and people thrive on all the ugliness and bad things that go on in the world, you rarely ever hear of the good news. I truely believe that if there was no bad news to report there would be no news broadcasts at all. It's just the natural sickness of the way todays society thinks.