Be their voice.
Rod Fleck, Forks, Washington City Attorney and Byron Monohan, City Mayor are more afraid of getting sued than doing the jobs they are legally supposed to do. In all appearances, Rod Fleck chose to ignore the photographic evidence and reports provided by witnesses and his own police department for over five months, hoping the situation would go away, while the dogs suffered through another winter without heat in the metal building, and due to Forks Washington City Authorities allowing the neglect to continue, the dogs had to endure another summer without cooling.
Inside Olympic Animal Sanctuary, many of the dogs are hidden away in dark rooms without air circulation, which in high temperatures, causes an increase in humidity due to the urine soaked straw they are forced to live on. There are dogs without access to fresh water and fresh air and spend their days inside a dark metal building, month after month, year after year.
Animal Rescue Corps made the incredible offer to the City of Forks providing a safe alternative for removal of the dogs, but, as of November 2013, Forks Authorities have continued to refuse their offer.
Please join in our effort to bring an end to their suffering and get them safely rescued and into facilities where they will be better taken care of, or forever homes, if they are deemed adoptable.
Rudy - one of the Clearwater Hounds Olympic Animal Sanctuary "rescued" in October 2010.
In October 2012, Animal Rescue Corps presented photographic evidence documenting the past and current neglect of the dogs at Olympic Animal Sanctuary to Forks, Washington Police Administrator, Rick Bart. At that time Animal Rescue Corp made the offer to take financial and physical custody of the dogs and get them safely rescued from Olympic Animal Sanctuary. The Forks Police Department conducted their own investigation, but instead of allowing the dogs to get the help they so desperately needed, the Forks city authorities ignored the offer ARC had presented them with. Months went by, and when it was brought into the open, Rick Bart, lied claiming the police investigation of the facility had been 6-weeks long and that basically they had found nothing wrong.
Now that the actual 2-day investigative police report and photographic information have been released, confirming, not only that the filthy conditions and animal neglect are true, but also that Chief Bart, Rod Fleck and Byron Monohan have that told repeated lies about the conditions. They have continued to give false information to concerned people and, in appearances, refuse to help the animals, despite evidence by their own officer proving the horrific conditions the animals are forced to live, and the health conditions of the dogs. The Forks City Authorities also appear to be dismissing all of building and health code violations and the environmental hazards from the animal waste that is piled in front of the building and the yards, leading to contamination of Mill Creek which flows in front of the property, and is habitat and a run for salmon.
Did you send a dog to Olympic Animal Sanctuary?
If you sent a dog to Olympic Animal Sanctuary, please contact us with any information you may have about your dog and we will try to provide whatever we can about the animal.
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But hundreds of thousands of dollars have been donated so the dogs don't have to.
In our opinion, Steve Markwell can chose to live in filth like this...
This photo of Steve Markwell's bedroom was taken by Forks, WA police department
Straw and animal waste piled in front of facility.
This photo was taken by the Forks PD during their investigation
**Please contact the authorities listed below -- ask elected officials why they are allowing the dogs to remain in these conditions and why they aren't adhering to animal abuse laws.
**Contact your own state representative and let them know that Washington State elected officials are aware of this situation and are ignoring requests of help for these dogs.
**Contact the Washington State Agriculture Department -- let them know about Olympic Animal Sanctuary's trucking company.
**Contact the Washington Attorney General's office.
Please make it a point to contact the Forks City authorities and let them know you support the safe rescue of the dogs and ask them to do the same.
++ Rod Fleck, Forks, WA City Attorney: 360-374-5412 ext. 245. firstname.lastname@example.org Fax (360) 374-9430
++Mayor Bryon Monohon email@example.com
++City Council Woman Juanita Weissefels firstname.lastname@example.org She's in animal rescue -- ask her how she can turn her back and allow the dogs to continue living like this.
++The Forks Police Department 360-374-2223 - Chief Rick Bart
++Clallam County Sheriff 360-417-2262 - Bill Benedict, Sheriff
++Undersheriff Ron Peregrin 223 E. 4th St. Suite 12 Port Angeles, WA 98362 email@example.com
++Clallam County Prosecuting Attorney 223 East 4th Street, Suite #11 Port Angeles, WA 98362 360-417-2301 firstname.lastname@example.org
++Governor Jay Inslee 360-902-4111. P.O. Box 40002, Olympia, Washington 98504 As the Governor of Washington State, why is he ignoring this?
++U.S. Senator Patty Murray Phone: (253) 572-3636 Fax: (253) 572-9488 50 Pacific Avenue, Ste. 650 Tacoma, Washington 98402 http://www.murray.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contactme
++U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (253) 572-2281 950 Pacific Ave., #615 Tacoma, WA 98402 http://www.cantwell.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-maria
++Senator Jim Hargrove Olympia Office: (360) 786-7646 Port Angeles Office: (360) 457-2520 PO Box 40424 Olympia, WA 98504-0424
++Congressman Derek Kilmer (253) 272-3515 50 Pacific Avenue Suite 1230 Tacoma, WA 98402 https://kilmer.house.gov/contact/email-me
++Representative Kevin Van De Wege Olympia Office: (360) 786-7916 Sequim office: (360) 582-9830 PO Box 40600 Olympia, WA 98504-0600 (360) 786-7916 email@example.com