Lenne Ke
Lenne Ke

Olympic Animal Sanctuary needs to close its doors!!!

Deb Thomas-Blake
Deb Thomas-Blake

A group of us on the coast of Washington would love to offer help to the sanctuary. He was just interviewed the other night on KOMO 4 news. He has admitted to only being able to feed the dogs every other day ~ if he could answer his phone and put up a good email, we would take him food and straw for bedding. Rescuing an animal that would otherwise be euthanized does not give us the right to keep them in a small cage or crate and not feed, water, and clean. What doing that says is that we're...

A group of us on the coast of Washington would love to offer help to the sanctuary. He was just interviewed the other night on KOMO 4 news. He has admitted to only being able to feed the dogs every other day ~ if he could answer his phone and put up a good email, we would take him food and straw for bedding. Rescuing an animal that would otherwise be euthanized does not give us the right to keep them in a small cage or crate and not feed, water, and clean. What doing that says is that we're no better than the situation the 120 dogs were in before going there.

Marge Gissberg
Marge Gissberg

Dear God in Heaven! How would Markwell, the Mayor of Forks, or the politicians like living like those poor, helpless dogs. I have Facebooked our Gov. Inslee and Rep. Tharinger. I have e-mailed the Mayor of Forks and Councilwoman Juanita W. , as well as the Doris Day Animal Rescue. I have also e-mailed a local rescue group, Pasado's Safe Haven and they responded that the plight of the dogs in Forks is being investigated. Has anyone thought about a mass rally by the public (legally) might...

Dear God in Heaven! How would Markwell, the Mayor of Forks, or the politicians like living like those poor, helpless dogs. I have Facebooked our Gov. Inslee and Rep. Tharinger. I have e-mailed the Mayor of Forks and Councilwoman Juanita W. , as well as the Doris Day Animal Rescue. I have also e-mailed a local rescue group, Pasado's Safe Haven and they responded that the plight of the dogs in Forks is being investigated. Has anyone thought about a mass rally by the public (legally) might spur some action and justice for the dogs? Marge Gissberg

Suzy Pearson
Suzy Pearson
  • Marge Gissberg

I too, have sent emails to all of these so called humans, NO REPLY, so WHAT about DHEC, unsanitary, run off of urine, feces into streams, water supply for humans, other animals who drink out of the streams that may be polluted/contaminated with bacteria from this place.

Beverly Gannon
Beverly Gannon
  • Marge Gissberg

Marge Gllsberg , gud for u. well done to mail theseppl. specially DORIS DAY. she loves animals and she is still alvei to my knowledge in her 90's i blieve

Serendipitous Critter
Serendipitous Critter

What are the laws in WA concerning animal abuse? Is it a criminal matter? If so a searce should be easy based on probable cause - What about any EPA regulations? The powers that be should be able to freely investigate any facility producing the wastes ( and toxic they are, just look at any city sanitation facilities regulations and the reasons for the rules) How about OSHA? Are there not federal laws governing what the public can be exposed to? ; If -as seems likely- the waste is not...

What are the laws in WA concerning animal abuse? Is it a criminal matter? If so a searce should be easy based on probable cause - What about any EPA regulations? The powers that be should be able to freely investigate any facility producing the wastes ( and toxic they are, just look at any city sanitation facilities regulations and the reasons for the rules) How about OSHA? Are there not federal laws governing what the public can be exposed to? ; If -as seems likely- the waste is not being disposed of properly and the facilities not being cleaned the health hazards are staggering. What about Zoning Laws? .... and how about the IRS is this "sanctuary" LEAGALLY a Not-For-Profit?, There are many FEDERAL regulations

Serendipitous Critter
Serendipitous Critter
  • Serendipitous Critter

governing everything that Hell, maybe we can get an IRS investigator in there. I have so many questions and I am totally willing to acknowledge that there is a possibility that there is smoke caused by friction not fire (although from the reading and cross-checking I have done so far I think there is a MAJOR CONFLAGRATION behind the "smoke" There should be national attention in the media on this issue. THIS IS TOTALLY INSANE there have actually been complaints files against this issue for over two years? What the hell is going on?

Serendipitous Critter
Serendipitous Critter
  • Serendipitous Critter

If anyone out there could e-mail me some documentation or even just a list of references so that I have a starting place I want to put a package together that could be copied, printed, mailed, e-mailed, recorded

Serendipitous Critter
Serendipitous Critter
  • Serendipitous Critter

engraved on bricks and thrown....This facility needs to be opened to investigators knowledgable enough to answer all questions and force the powers that be into enforcing whatever laws will keep our four-legged brothers safe and well. PLEASE HELP ME PUT THIS ALL TOGETHER and I appologize for the rant - today is the first time I have heard of this and the more I learn......7 solid hour of reading, phone calls and research via the www. [email protected] subject WA Dogs. Lets get...

engraved on bricks and thrown....This facility needs to be opened to investigators knowledgable enough to answer all questions and force the powers that be into enforcing whatever laws will keep our four-legged brothers safe and well. PLEASE HELP ME PUT THIS ALL TOGETHER and I appologize for the rant - today is the first time I have heard of this and the more I learn......7 solid hour of reading, phone calls and research via the www. [email protected] subject WA Dogs. Lets get something more done. Lets bury whoever's (NOT) INTERESTED IN INFO AND MAKE THEM PAY ATTENTION....... {thank you}

Reta Lane
Reta Lane

Please take a look at this. There are pages of pages of extreme abuse. It is one of the worst cases I have ever seen. Stephen Markwell appears to be a psychopath. http://petfriendsmagazine.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/oas-prr_201312121416111.pdf

Lorri Redmon
Lorri Redmon

I just sent ALL of this info to ABC World News with Diane Sawyer. The links, the photos, the petition, all of it! IT NEEDS to get WAY out there!

Liz Getting-Mullens Wilson
Liz Getting-Mullens Wilson
  • Lorri Redmon

Awesome Lorri

Karen Lord
Karen Lord
  • Lorri Redmon

Yes! Great idea!ni will pray they air it...the

Karen Lord
Karen Lord
  • Lorri Redmon

I will pray they air it...the media has incredible power!

Karen Lord
Karen Lord
  • Lorri Redmon

I also sent in a request for Abc news with Diane Sawyer to PLEASE air this .

Rita Chesterton
Rita Chesterton
  • Lorri Redmon

I would also notify JANE VELEZ MITCHELL on HLN News. She is a BIG pro-animal rights person.

Betsy Miller Cripe
Betsy Miller Cripe

This is absurd, these animals are in transport cages and are not walked everyday and fed and watered everyday. This is not humane treatment of our beloved pets. These animals are sick and dying and laying in there own feces. The police, Rescue people, and the government in this state need to go in and close it down, remove all animals and and punish the man responsible for running this so-called sanctuary. I am from Indiana, and these types of horrific animal places get close down and...

This is absurd, these animals are in transport cages and are not walked everyday and fed and watered everyday. This is not humane treatment of our beloved pets. These animals are sick and dying and laying in there own feces. The police, Rescue people, and the government in this state need to go in and close it down, remove all animals and and punish the man responsible for running this so-called sanctuary. I am from Indiana, and these types of horrific animal places get close down and the animals rescued. This is not acceptable in my state and should no be anywhere else in the USA. Each dog needs a crate standard to his size and excercised every day or a run with a bench on it. PLease close this hell down and let's rescue all the animals in it.

Belinda Bowes
Belinda Bowes

IN all fairness, this petition is asking for an investigation. There are numerous reports of the disgusting conditions at this "sanctuary". An investigation should be done without warning.

Paul Joseph
Paul Joseph

After working for many years as a volunteer with rescue groups, I've been able to see that there are many individuals out there who are sick in the head. It goes beyond hoarding, this is a disease entity in itself, a mental illness. And the poor animals pay the price.

Jacqueline Greene
Jacqueline Greene

The irony is that some of the dogs there were "rescued" from a puppy mill... I wonder which has been worse for them.

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