Is Markwell Really going to Give Up the Dogs?

Well, that remains to be seen, doesn’t it.

It was all the scuttlebutt today. Word on the net is that Markwell is now set to give up the dogs that belong to OAS, but of course he has stipulations.

Here’s an article about it, and it contains his full statement: http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20131214/news/312149975/olympic-animal-sanctuary-to-close-its-operator-says

Poor guy, just so beat up by us mean old protestors who have nothing better to do with our time…

If you’re tempted to believe him, first take a gander at this photo I snapped at the warehouse at 1021 Russell Rd. in Forks, Washington, today before leaving the area. What do you think that is on top of the dog crate?

Pretty sure it’s hardened, crystalized dog piss. That means this was a bottom crate, and the dog in the crate on top pissed in his or her crate daily and it ran down and eventually formed this crust.

You don’t get a crust like this from a day or a week. That took awhile to form.

Still pitying Steve, or maybe there’s now a spot of pity for whatever dogs were forced to urinate daily in their bed and their living quarters and the dogs who were unlucky enough to be BELOW the dog forced to urinate in their bed and their living quarters?

Crate with hardened dog piss #1

Crate with hardened dog piss #1

A closer version because God Knows this is something you've always wanted to see up close and personal.

A closer version because God Knows this is something you’ve always wanted to see up close and personal.

Same crate from the other side, photo taken earlier in the trip before it was moved, allowing the front side to be exhibited

Same crate from the other side, photo taken earlier in the trip before it was moved, allowing the front side to be exhibited

Let’s see a show of hands, who believes the lies now? Anyone?

Steve Markwell was seen going into the warehouse for a total of 4 minutes this morning. That was the ONLY time since we arrived on the 4th that any of us have seen him enter the building. Most days there is one kid who enters for maybe an hour at a time and then comes back out and sits in his truck.

Is it too cold to stay in there? Too smelly? Maybe both.

I feel badly for Best Friends, because they are being set up to take the fall if they can’t handle all 125 dogs Markwell is pushing on them and the conditions he has set in order to release his hostages.

For now, let’s sit back and see how this all plays out.

A HUGE THANK YOU to the wonderful folks who made time today—when you probably wanted to be Christmas shopping or decorating your tree or any one of the fun things you’d really prefer to be doing instead of driving hours to Forks, Washington—to stand with a sign in the cold drizzle in front of a warehouse at 1021 Russell Rd. on behalf of the dogs trapped inside. May you be blessed this holiday season.

I appreciate you, and I know you will continue this crusade, continue the protests, until we have satisfaction for every remaining dog in that warehouse.

Thank you, and to everyone who is outraged and writing and calling over and over again. You rock.

Tamira Thayne, founder and CEO, Dogs Deserve Better

Mouth mask laying over by the fence. Need any more proof that it stinks so bad it burns your nose and mouth inside the building?

Mouth mask laying over by the fence. Need any more proof that it stinks so bad it burns your nose and mouth inside the building?

Wonderful group of protestors today, thank you for giving your time for the dogs

Wonderful group of protestors today, thank you for giving your time for the dogs

Robin and the ladies before we left to return to the East coast

Robin and the ladies before we left to return to the East coast

Another shot at some of the holes in the walls of the warehouse

Another shot at some of the holes in the walls of the warehouse

You can vaguely see a dog in the window. Seems there were four dogs in the window today, but again, NO ONE INSIDE. It was so sad to see each of the dogs licking at the window to try to get any condensation to quench their thirst. And I guarantee you those were the comparatively lucky dogs. At least they weren't in a crate being pissed on from above.

You can vaguely see a dog in the window. Seems there were four dogs in the window today, but again, NO ONE INSIDE. It was so sad to see each of the dogs licking at the window to try to get any condensation to quench their thirst. And I guarantee you those were the comparatively lucky dogs. At least they weren’t in a crate being pissed on from above.

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