The Forks, Washington City Attorney, Rod Fleck, Mayor
Byron Monohan, Police Chief, Rick Bart and the Forks
City Council had this information for five months and
did nothing. They turned their heads to the
blatant disregard for the laws and worse, to the
horrific suffering of these dogs.
Animal Rescue Corps, a national rescue organization
had offered to safely take the dogs, and the Forks City
Authorities refused the help, instead forcing the
animals to suffer through another freezing winter inside
a metal building without heat. Steve Markwell and
Olympic Animal Sanctuary continued to collect donations
from well-meaning people, who were lead to believe the
dogs were taken care of, in good health and living
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room where five hounds (Bruce, GG, Brinks, Rocket &
Roscoe) are housed. No windows, no fresh air, no
direct access to outside for exercise.
Unless noted otherwise, photographs on this page are
not part of the police investigative report. They
were captured by private individuals for evidentiary
purposes and have been added to show the living
conditions the dogs are forced to live in.
RCW 16.52.207 Animal cruelty in the second degree — Penalty. (1) A person is guilty of animal cruelty in the second degree if, under circumstances not amounting to first degree animal cruelty, the person knowingly, recklessly, or with criminal negligence inflicts unnecessary suffering or pain upon an animal. (2) An owner of an animal is guilty of animal cruelty in the second degree if, under circumstances not amounting to first degree animal cruelty, the owner knowingly, recklessly, or with criminal negligence: (a) Fails to provide the animal with necessary shelter, rest, sanitation, space, or medical attention and the animal suffers unnecessary or unjustifiable physical pain as a result of the failure;
Rogue and Callie have dug
a clean spot to lay on out of the fecal packed, urine
soaked straw bedding.
When Buddy was returned to Warwick Valley Humane Society
in June 2013, he had ear infections so bad, the pus was
dripping from his ears and he had no balance.
A dog's water.
Photo taken by Forks Police Department during their
Other than the straw, it is difficult to identify what is in these these bowls, but it looks old and rather disgusting. The dog in the crate doesn't have a water pail and his/her bedding is dirty, soaked straw. Photo by Forks PD.