Saturday, September 28, 2013

Olympic Dogs In Crisis...HELP!

Olympic Animal Sanctuary
Steve Markwell
1021 Russell Road
Forks, Washington 98331

Please act now to facilitate the rescue of an estimated 120 - 140 dogs being held captive at this so-called " sanctuary ".
Local authorities refuse to act to enforce animal welfare laws. These dogs are barely existing in hellish despicable conditions. The terror they are experiencing is unfathomable.


OAS- life inside the sanctuary

Please see komonews story by Jeff Burnside:

Please contact the following:

City Attorney Rod Fleck
Demand charges be pressed.
(360)-374-5412 ext 245
Fax (360)-374-9430

Governor Jay Inslee
P.O. Box 40002, Olympia, WA 98504

HSUS- Ask what they are doing about this.
HSUS Stephanie Twining (301)-258-1491

Email Doris Day Animal League & ask for help.

PETA Cruelty Investigations Department

Tell ADLF legal action is needed.
170 East Cotati Avenue
Cotati, CA 94931

Forks Police Department
Chief Rick Bart

City Council Woman Juanita Weissefels
She reports on animal issues.

Mayor Bryon Monohon

Clallam County Sheriff Bill Benedict

Undersheriff Ron Peregrin
223 E. 4th St., Suite 12
Port Angeles, WA 98362

Clallam County Prosecutor
223 E. 4th St., Suite 11
Port Angeles, WA 98362

Washington Department of Natural Resources: Commissioner Peter Goldmark

Timothy D. Ford
Assistant Attorney General for Government Accountability Washington State Attorney General's Office
P.O. Box 40100
Olympia, WA 98504-0100

Elected Officials in this district:

Senator Jim Hargrove
P.O. Box 40424
Olympia, WA 98504-0424

Representative Kevin Van De Wege
LEG 339A
P.O. Box 40600
Olympia, WA 98504-0600

Representative Steve Tharinger
368 John L. O'Brien Building
P.O. Box 40600
Olympia, WA 98504-0600

News Agencies:

Senior Staff Writer Paul Gottlieb
(360)-452-2345 ext 5060

CNN Newsroom/News Tips

Please contact all rescue organizations & ask if they can take any of these animals!
Thank you for your support!


  1. We need to save those animals! Close this place!

  2. This is just heartbreaking. Please get these dogs out of there and let them have a better life!

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  4. Is this the way, Forks Police, Atty Ron Fleck, Governor Islee, YOU want the public to see how Steve Markwell, your friend, cares for the animals at OAS, Olympic Animal Sanctuary in your state.....?????

  5. Is this the way, Forks Police, Atty Ron Fleck, Governor Islee, YOU want the public to see how Steve Markwell, your friend, cares for the animals at OAS, Olympic Animal Sanctuary in your state.....????? Couldn't have said it better myself. This is despicable.

  6. I can't even believe I would say such a thing! But death would be better than living like this!

  7. @hlibby, I thought the same thing. I would want to die if I had to live like that. it is horrible beyond comprehension. At least a government kill shelter would give them space & feed them.

  8. What kind of people are you. Where is the compassion for these living breathing creatures. Have you never had the pleasure of knowing or having the friendship of such a wonderful beings. How can you stand by and watch these innocents suffer in such horrific conditions. How would you like to live like that? Is life so grand that you don't have time to care about anybody or anything but your self? Selfish, Thoughtless people allowing the suffering of others? Please don't stand by and turn your heads as if nothing is happening. These are the voiceless the unheard and it is up to us and to you to help them. I plead with you... To help them.. Look into their eyes and tell me you don't care and then turn your heads and do nothing. These are the animals that lead the blind and help the the sick and find the lost. They help soldiers sniff out bombs and catch criminals and this is how humans repay them by turning ours heads at their suffering... ??? Please help them as they help us. Help be their voice.. Help free them from these terrible conditions.. I beg of you.... Please... Please help!

  9. .. Apparently when KOMO 4 News team out of Seattle did a story recently on Olympic Animal Sanctuary, Steve Markwell, the owner/ operator of that Endless Hell for Dogs, decided to "upgrade" the facility and ordered some new cages. Of the roughly 160 dogs held prisoner there, probably as many as 80 to 100 or more are held captive in travel crates they arrived in, 24/7 for up to SEVEN YEARS.
    .. Trying to show himself as a good guy, Markwell proudly announced that with the new cages, he was able to "get rid of" six of the travel crates. Unfortunately, one of the dogs was so hungry (they all are) that he showed food aggression, Markwell removed him from a kennel and forced him to into a travel crate!! This made me want to scream!! That man has absolutely no common sense. Now, that dog is confined to a travel crate forced to live in his own waste and probably (knowing Markwell's mentality of punishing dogs) won't be fed for even a longer time than the usual 2 or 3 times a week. He is telling people the place is cleaned up and improved!! And he expects the public outrage to go away. I don’t think so, Mr. Markwell!! A few “upgrades” do not cancel out the years of gross neglect and abuse!