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Victory for Rescue Agency Fighting for Olympic Animal Sanctuary Dog

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Victory for rescue agency fighting for Olympic Animal Sanctuary dog On Friday, a judge in Forks, Wash., determined that Leroy, a dog housed at the Olympic Animal Sanctuary (OAS), should be returned to the Animal Aid and Rescue Foundation.

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Connie Palladini (102)
Saturday December 21, 2013, 11:31 pm

Trina Hawkins (24)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 12:04 am
Noted! I have seen the HORRID pictures of this HELL Hole for dogs ! I have Signed petitions to have it closed! These poor dogs should have Homes,FAMILIES,LOVE, NOT be in FILTHY Cages,unable to play,not enough food ! I'm glad at least 1 dog got out of there alive ! I PRAY the rest get out before it's to late ! :(

Julia R (296)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 12:25 am
So glad that this dog was rescued from that horrible place which needs to be closed down asap! I just hope that all of the other poor dogs that are in that hellish place with dirty, moldy food (that is when they get it) and contaminated water and kept in tiny cages or crates will be rescued soon! Markwell should be charged with felony animal cruelty and for fraudulent claims since he has gone to great lengths to deceive many. I cannot understand why law enforcement cannot close this place down for terrible animal cruelty and neglect! There is proof that at least one dog has died from starvation and the extremely cruel conditions these animals are kept in!

Andrew C (6)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 12:36 am

paula eaton (30)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 1:48 am
One dog saved from suffering. Get the rest of these poor victims out of that hellish garbage heepm

Jonathan Harper (0)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 7:47 am

Marie W (67)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 10:09 pm
According to Saturday's [21 Dec 2013] Peninsula Daily News, Steve Markwell, the owner/operator of OAS, confirmed that all of the dogs from inside of the warehouse had been loaded into a semi-trailer and taken away.

Markwell has continued to remain secretive, moving the dogs but not stating where the dogs were being taken.

The conditions inside of the warehouse following Markwell's disappearance have done little to ease the worries of those concerned for the welfare of the dogs. On Saturday, Seattle Dog Spot published several photographs of what remained after Markwell and the dogs left.

The photos reveal filth...garbage, dirty straw, and water buckets filled with green and/or brown liquid.

Oddly enough, it appears that all, or most of the food dishes and water bowls have been discarded, along with many of the dog crates. Click here to view all of the photos which were just taken this weekend.

Right now, many people are desperate to find Markwell and the OAS dogs and Dogs Deserve Better, the group which came to Forks in November, has announced the offering of a $2,000 reward for information leading to their whereabouts.

Markwell apparently felt the need to whisk the dogs away from the OAS warehouse for "their safety," even though protesters repeatedly stated that they wanted the dogs removed because they were concerned for their welfare.

Those following this situation have obvious does one man, or even two if he took a volunteer with him, care for 120+ dogs. Even a scant one minute bathroom break, per dog, would take over two hours. Is the trailer climate controlled? Is there adequate ventilation?

How will the dogs be fed and watered if they have no food dishes? Or, are there excess crates and food bowls because some of the dogs are no longer alive?

Dogs Deserve Better has requested that anyone with information about Markwell's whereabouts to please call: 814-207-4586, and leave a message or, send an e-mail to

Jonathan Harper (0)
Monday December 23, 2013, 4:15 am

Gabriela B (104)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 4:52 pm
Great news !! thank you
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