Many readers here have been following developments involving anonymous accusations against Olympic Animal Sanctuary (OAS) in Forks, WA. I’ve made my position clear. Accordingly, I contacted Steve Markwell directly when anonymous accusers recently resurfaced in the blog comments to dredge up old news as if it’s new again. I am reprinting his response here in its entirety.
At issue is an alleged cruelty citation which appears in a Forks police report about OAS spanning October – December 2012. I posted about OAS in April and linked to an April article in an area newspaper which said:
“Conditions at the sanctuary also were investigated last fall in a six-week animal-cruelty investigation by the Forks Police Department that showed no evidence of cruelty, Bart said.”
Bart is Forks Police Administrator Rick Bart. I asked Steve for an update and specifically to address the apparently contradictory information about the alleged cruelty citation:
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