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Complaint Review: Olympic Animal Sanctuary

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  • Submitted: Tue, May 07, 2013
  • Updated: Tue, May 07, 2013

  • Reported By: pooranimals — get them out Washington
Olympic Animal Sanctuary
1021 Russell Road Forks, Washington USA

Olympic Animal Sanctuary - Stephen Markwell Claims to be a 'sanctuary' for special needs animals, mainly dogs Forks Washington

*General Comment: Gossip

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 Stephen Markwell who runs Olympic Animal Sanctuary housing over 130 special needs dogs, in many people's opinions, fits the description of an animal hoarder. One says this because even though he makes hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations, according to the non-profits tax returns, he has NO paid employees, including trainers, cleaners, rehabilitors, nothing. Not one paid employee according to the return. When you house that many special needs animals, you should have MANY paid staff and MANY volunteers. He also spends very little money on veterinarian services. The way the animals live is just heartbreaking. According to pictures and even a video, they either live in cages, crates and/or pens. The flooring is straw. Exercise? No way. They live in these conditions until they die because when they go to Stephen Markwell, they are promised heaven - what they get is h*ll. He should not be taking in animals because he cannot properly care for them. [continued below]....

..... His excuse? Money. He needs more and more and more money. When he gets more money, he doesn't spend it wisely. One must have the resources in place before they decide to take in so many animals and operate a 'sanctuary'. The only time he will allow a media person inside is when he gets notice. Then, he will call on people to help him clean up. The media does not see all of the animals, either and they do not see the reality of how these animals REALLY live. THERE IS A FAIT WORSE THAN DEATH... https://www.facebook.com/pages/OAS-life-inside-the-sanctuary/396180077155674?ref=ts&fref=ts


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AUTHOR: Little Wing - ()

This is a malicious report based on nothing but gossip and personal vendettas. C'mon, are you really going to listen to someone that thinks fate is spelled fait? There is no evidence that any of the "opinions" against him are valid.

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