• Petitioned Gov. Jay Inslee

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Washington
Gov. Jay Inslee

Update: Shut Down Olympic Animal Sanctuary

    1. Rick Gresham
    2. Petition by

      Rick Gresham

      Bellevue, WA

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February 2014

Victory

Rick Gresham: Due to the support and the pressure that was put on the owner of Olympic Animal Sanctuary, Steve Markwell, the dogs have been given to a new care facility and there all looking really good. Thanks to all the supporters who signed the petition and who stood up and talked for these beautiful animals.

Thanks to all who signed the petition and who stood up and acted as the voice for these animals. I'm so happy that they are all in a safe and happy place now.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. The sad crying of the dogs at Olympic Animal Sanctuary

      Rick Gresham
      Petition Organizer
      Arrested for the Dogs at OAS in Forks Washington, December 6, 2013

      On December 6, 2013, Dogs Deserve Better founder Tamira Thayne was peacefully protesting on behalf of the dogs trapped in cages at the Olympic Animal Sanctuary in Forks, Washington. She was arrested due to a bogus restraining order filed by the sanctuary founder in an attempt to silence her and interfere with her constitutionally protected rights of free speech.

    2. Olympic Animal Sanctuary - Trucking Company?

      Rick Gresham
      Petition Organizer

      Was the trucking company Steve Markwell's cover up in order to make an escape with the dogs? Sounds like it's exactly what has happened.

      http://www.quicktransportsolutions.com/truckingcompany/washington/olympic-animal-sanctuary-usdot-2432289.php#.UraJXvsk8bq

      Report: Controversial OAS dogs moved by owner

      FORKS, Wash. - The owner of controversial Olympic Animal Sanctuary has reportedly said he is driving his 124 dogs to an undisclosed location. "I've had so many threats. I just need to get them somewhere they will be safe, and I can't risk somebody getting in the way of that," Steve Markwell told the Peninsula Daily News on Saturday.

    3. Steve Markwell has moved all 124 dogs to an undisclosed location

      Rick Gresham
      Petition Organizer
      Report: Controversial OAS dogs moved by owner

      FORKS, Wash. - The owner of controversial Olympic Animal Sanctuary has reportedly said he is driving his 124 dogs to an undisclosed location. "I've had so many threats. I just need to get them somewhere they will be safe, and I can't risk somebody getting in the way of that," Steve Markwell told the Peninsula Daily News on Saturday.

    4. Reached 9,000 signatures
    5. The sanctuary is set to close down following the arrest of the founder

      Rick Gresham
      Petition Organizer
      Controversial Forks animal shelter to close, says founder

      FORKS, Wash. - A controversial animal shelter in Forks is set to shutdown as soon as arrangements are made for the animals, owner Steve Markwell wrote in a message to his supporters Saturday evening.

    6. Reached 8,000 signatures
    7. Reached 3,000 signatures
    8. Steve Markwell only feeds the dogs "every other day"

      Rick Gresham
      Petition Organizer

      KOMO News reports horrific dog abuse at Forks animal sanctuary

      On Monday KOMO News published an extensive investigative report into accusations of horrific cases of dog abuse at the Olympic Animal Sanctuary (OAS) in Forks, WA. Steve Markwell started OAS as "a permanent home for dogs that are not realistically adoptable due to severe behavior issues."

    9. Reached 1,500 signatures
    10. Please share this petition with everyone you know!

      Rick Gresham
      Petition Organizer

      Please share this with everyone you know. Together we can put a stop to this animal cruelty case. Imagine if that was your dog that you had to send to live the rest of his life in a place like the Olympic Animal Sanctuary. Put yourself in the dogs place. Would you want to live in filth, no clean water to drink, getting a meal every other day, being stuck in a small space where you can't even stretch you're legs, no room to even lay you're head to rest. These dogs can't speak for themselves and so we must be the voice for them. I'm going to personally hand deliver the signatures to the Governor office and the city of Forks law enforcement, but we still have a little less then 6,000 signatures to reach that point.

      Thank you so very much for standing up for our furry family friends. If they could speak, I know they would be saying how much they appreciate the help and how much they love you for being there for there for them as they are for us all the time.

      Thank You!

    11. Reached 1,000 signatures
    12. WATCH! Latest Report Done On Olympic Animal Sanctuary

      Rick Gresham
      Petition Organizer
      Critics trying to rescue dogs from 'sanctuary of sorrow'

      FORKS, Wash. -- It's a noble cause: Give sanctuary to dangerous dogs whose only other option is being euthanized. But critics say the man who runs the Olympic Animal Sanctuary has failed that mission and the many dogs in his care should be removed.

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Paisley Sisson LAGUNA HILLS, CA
      • 9 months ago

      Cruelty to animals is against the law. People that abuse and lie about will be exposed and persecuted to the full extent of the law.

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    • Jaclyn Edwards BETHEL SPRINGS, TN
      • 9 months ago

      Stop these people!!!

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    • Pam Burton FLINT, MI
      • 9 months ago

      Animals placed here were neglected and abuse.Animals were fed raw maggoty chicken necks.Animals are underweight with a myriad of health issues incluning eye problem and muscle atrophy.The owners of this house of horrors are negligent.

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    • Toni Hunting BIG HORN, WY
      • 9 months ago

      Animals are like humans to me and I wouldn't hurt anyone or any animal EVER :)

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    • kim krol LEXINGTON, NC
      • 9 months ago

      it shoud be important to anyone w/ a soul...

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