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Rescue agency claims to be coordinating with Olympic Animal Sanctuary owner

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On Sunday afternoon, a rescue agency in New York stated that they have been in contact with the owner of the Olympic Animal Sanctuary in Forks, Wash.

The rescue agency, Guardians of Rescue, stated:

Early yesterday, Saturday 12/21, we were informed that the dogs may have been moved out of the sanctuary. Our president Robert Misseri made contact with Steve Markwell. To our surprise Steve had loaded his truck with all the dogs.

He explained why he did this. It has always been Guardians mission to see a successful conclusion. Although this turn of events has complicated things we have secured a location to where the dogs can be safely brought and dispersed to approved organizations. If all goes accordingly, he is expected to arrive sometime late Monday.

We will keep everyone updated. If you are a 501c3 organization and are sincere about taking one or more of the OAS dogs please email your contact information including phone number to info@guardiansofrescue.org

On Saturday, Steve Markwell emptied the warehouse in Forks, along with the 120+ dogs who had been housed inside. Markwell was secretive about the move and critics of OAS have expressed concern for the safety and welfare of the dogs who are now apparently on the move in the back of a semi-trailer.

On Friday, the Animal Aid and Rescue Foundation won a court case to regain custody of a pit bull named "Leroy," who had been with the Olympic Animal Sanctuary for years.

Following Leroy's release, AARF stated that Leroy is "not healthy." The rescue agency has stated that they are committed to helping the other dogs who are still in Markwell's possession.

The OAS saga continues to unfold...stay tuned.

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