For years, caring and compassionate people from the NW have tried to rescue 120+ dogs from the infamous Olympic Animal Sanctuary. Now the campaign has gone worldwide due to the incredible efforts of several humane groups and dedicated, everyday people.
Yet, the City Admin of Forks WA continue to turn a blind eye and deaf ear to the mournful, desperate cries of these dogs, crammed into small crates and cages, 24 hours a day, for days, weeks, months and YEARS at a time.
Steve Markwell, the operator of this supposed "sanctuary" refuses to allow anyone to check on the welfare of the animals. There are dozens of photos, many taken by the Forks police, of these dogs in sickening, heart-wrenching condition, many starving, some dying from dehydration, many crippled from constant confinement, and many simply going stir crazy.
There are a few concerned citizens of Forks who have filed complaints of horrendous odors and constant, desperate barking.
Legitimate rescue groups are standing by who have offered to take these dogs and rehabilitate them.
Markwell claims they are "dangerous" yet only 3 are registered as dangerous. He has promised to move them to a larger facility, but instead used donated money for trips abroad and across the country. He has promised to use donated money for a lot of things to improve the facility but NEVER does. Instead these dogs wither and rot in a broken down building living in their own waste and being fed raw, rotten maggot-covered butcher scraps, and even then only 2-3 times A WEEK.
Since it appears that conversation, photographic and video evidence, eyewitness testimony and common sense will not convince Markwell AND the City Admin of Forks to do the right thing and end the suffering of these dogs by allowing professionals to rescue them, the only recourse left is financial.
That is why we are calling for a BOYCOTT of ALL BUSINESSES in FORKS WA and SURROUNDING AREAS.
Since compassion seems to be lacking with the Mayor, Police Dept and other city officals, and they sneer at and ignore "outsiders", perhaps the lack of money in the city coffers will get their attention. It's time for the people of Forks to STAND UP for what's right, legal, and humane.
We will NOT go away, nor will we give up. Please sign to save these dogs. Time is running out.
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