Sunday, June 16, 2013

Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations

on may 6th, a concerned citizen of washington sent me an email about a scandal involving STEVE MARKWELL of the olympic animal sanctuary. you might remember MARKWELL, he was the featured pit nutter of the month in december 2009 after an aggressive pit bull in king county named SNAPS was spared his dirt nap and allowed to live out his life at the OAS. i am opposed to sparing the lives of aggressive dogs. i am also opposed to warehousing them.

before i could launch my attack on MARKWELL, ANOTHER tip came in from ANOTHER concerned citizen of washington about ANOTHER rescue scandal in washington. as i began looking into ROSE ADAMS and her associates, as well as MARKWELL'S, i discovered there is some interesting overlap among the scandals. most of these rescue freaks are connected. the situation in washington was beginning to resemble a dog rescue / pit bull advocacy crime syndicate. but first MARKWELL...

MARKWELL earned his BA in "youth work" from a christian university and then acquired an on-line masters degree in "non-profit management" three years before launching OAS. despite the fact that he has no training in dog behavior, he began marketing himself as some kind of über dog whispering lion tamer magician on steroids and scooping up dogs, dangerous (and not dangerous) to live out their lives on his bucolic "sanctuary" on the washington peninsula while aggressively seeking donations in the hopes of one day expanding his rescue operation to include wolves and big cats. MARKWELL boasts on linkedin that he specializes in:
Rehabilitation of fighting dogs
Socialization of feral dogs
Addressing fear in captive animals
Animal transport
Habitat design and construction

last april, Inside Bainbridge did a three part series on MARKWELL'S "sanctuary". since then others have come forward to complain about the horrendous conditions at the "sanctuary". dogs were photographed emaciated and severely neglected and in need of basic maintenance like nail trimming and serious veterinary care of open wounds. some dogs were found spinning in circles in their small filthy cages with disgusting bowls of water or living in crates, stacked on top of one another in a dark building with no heat. MARKWELL has also had his share of yard accidents. three dogs that were killed in just over a week from dog fights, their deaths were shrugged off. MARKWELL said that while not an ideal situation it is how dogs function in the wild. a slow painful death at the hands of humans or being savagely killed by other dogs is acceptable but a humane death at the hand of a human is an abomination. and obviously in his feeble mind, alive and spinning is preferable to no life at all. despite the outcry, local law enforcement has been unwilling to pursue charges or even force him to COMPLY WITH STATE LAW. it seems that the lion tamer is well connected. you can see all of the ugliness at the olympic oasis for yourself - HERE. MARKWELL'S facility looks more like a third world shanty town than an animal "sanctuary". and he brings in $150,000 a year in donations.

the most famous resident at OAS is SNAPS, a pit bull mix sentenced to death after he was ordered to attack the woman who tried to stop a group of juvenile delinquents from beating SNAPS. instead of a dirt nap, pit nutters managed to have him spirited away to OAS.

this is SNAPS the marketing tool right after he arrived at OAS.

i'm sure MARKWELL raked in boo coo bucks with this rags to riches story.

this is SNAPS today, after his sad story fell from the headlines and MARKWELL no longer had any use of him.


the animal cruelty charges have brought unwelcome attention to MARKWELL'S financials and raised questions about the potential for misappropriation of funds. he raised money specifically for pit bull housing, small dog housing and the clearwater hounds housing. interestingly, he met the goals for small dogs and hounds but the pit bull fundraiser fell short, yet those facilities were never built.

the most recent OAS 990 shows that OAS brought in over $150K, yet the dogs are emaciated and living in filth.

i would like to know how this huge man, who works 80 hours a week, maintains his "beefy body" on NO INCOME? i can't even begin to wrap my brain around the amount of money needed to provide the necessary calories to maintain his weight while doing 80 hours of hard labor he claims to do each week. and what about clothing? personal items? medical care? if he is not drawing a salary, MARKWELL is treating the OAS checkbook as his own personal funds. unless he is living off of a trust fund, there is no other explanation.

concerned activists have launched a facebook campaign to have MARKWELL shut down as well as an online petition. usually i shun on-line petitions but i occasionally get involved, like this one.

here is an eye witness account of the "sanctuary" from Jason Victory:
Myself and 3 other Animal Advocates (all who have nothing to do with the creation of this page) who live in the Seattle WA area found the Olympic Animal Sanctuary through animal rights newsletters and other activist, we visited the facility inside and out a total of 12 times, from the very first day Steve Markwell was an odd character in our minds, we've all done work parties on numerous sanctuaries and something wasn't right from our very first visit! Steve wouldn't allow us entry to the building (ok fair enough), in fact unlike every sanctuary we've been too Steve never gave us a warm welcoming or a tour, instead he talked a lot about himself, how he carries a gun strapped on his ankle and even took the time to show us, he had one person bring dogs out individually, all the dogs we met were friendly or shy, when we finally gained access (legally) to the old windowless metal building we instantly knew this sanctuary was not good! we were hit in the face with a smell so enormous and foul it made 2 people in our group exit the building and vomit, here's what we documented:
Dogs living in travel crates stacked 3-4 high, animals on the higher crates defecating and urinating on the animals below, animals to big for their crate, they couldn't turn around, rotting urine soaked hay, some hay soaked with bloody diarrhea/vomit, some animals in kennels had dead rodents in their bedding, dogs with broken teeth from trying to escape via chewing their way out (you can see in one of my photos where a large dog chewed a hole in the side of his crate), animals with open sores, worms living around the anus of one animal, some animals shivering from being cold in a building without heat, animals living in the cold in a metal horse trailer without water, food or bedding and sometimes in the dead of the heat during summer, many animals with water buckets had filthy greenish/black water, dogs living in crates under a staircase in total darkness and scared! animals in an upstairs room we we're never able to gain access too, rotting raw meat intended for dogs setting out without being properly stored, some of this raw meat had turned color and rancid smelling, dogs with bald patches, dogs covered in fleas, Dogs not getting socialized, animals not getting exercised, no plan for training or rehab, no schedule, no paid workers, no staff and on Steve's own admission to us, several dogs were killed due to fighting in less than a weeks time, some animals being kept in rooms sealed with a glass partitions, filth everywhere.
Steve and his supporters have stated these conditions happened due to a volunteer not doing their job correctly, NOT TRUE! Steve actually lives in this building in a room on the lower level just across from the dogs in crates and kennels, Steve and the OAS board of directors are the only ones to blame! Some of his supporters keep insisting nothing can be wrong since the police did an investigation and found nothing wrong, well we all should know by now that animals wellbeing aren't always on the priority of the police, and we've got word that the police are now blocked to the premises by Steve's high paid attorney and the Police are admitting to possible overlooking the situation! 
We ask any reader to look into Steve's behavior, the facts, tax records, and the articles recently done by poor journalism, in these recent postings from either journalist who have never been to OAS or went with scheduled announced arrival, you'll see photo's of animals, and sure some of those photo's seem reasonable, but in those photo's you may see about 10 animals, lets see the other 120+ animals and lets see a article written by a reporter who hasn't arranged an arrival and visits OAS unannounced, lets see an article of the full access of OAS, we guarantee a completely different story! a story of abuse, neglect and horror! Steve and his supporters keep saying "Donate, Donate" and "Volunteer", people have donated 100's of thousands of dollars, people have tried to volunteer, Steve has a secret and if you can't keep that secret, you won't be allowed entry! and why donate to this new property that promises to be larger with more room for the dogs, if Steve failed these animals in his care for the past several years at this smaller location, what in the right mind of any smart common person makes you think he'll do any better with a larger piece of property (keep in mind this new proposed property has no buildings on it)?! if he couldn't provide basic care and safety to these animals on a smaller scale, and if he's struggling with money on this smaller project, what makes it better or different to make it a larger situation/problem, at the end of the day, the only one's paying the price is those animals, period! this is all happening in Forks WA in a windowless, non heated, non cooled, non ventilated, old Logging Truck maintenance building

let's take a look at some of MARKWELL'S own words. 

"I didn't really understand animal welfare as a movement. It was a way to get free snakes."  this is one clever opportunistic parasite. he now understands the animal welfare movement and he knows there is much more to be gained from the bleeding hearts than a few free snakes.

"In a town like this I've been able to get my reputation established and do a lot of things I'd have a hard time doing in a place like Seattle." yes, things like fly under the radar. it's no accident that MARKWELL landed in forks, a remote rural area surrounded by indian reservations and armed hermits fanatical about everyone minding their own business. animal rights and welfare types are scarce and law enforcement tends to be run by redneck good old boys that drink beer and hunt together on the weekends.

compare these two comments both made in december 2009
He scoffs at "dog whisperers" and rejects potential volunteers who say they have a "spiritual kinship" with animals. "I have absolutely no place for people like that because they're dangerous," he said. "What it takes is common sense and experience. That whole 'animals like me' -- well, animals like me too. But I take a really bad bite about once a month. Let's not rely on that as our safety mechanism."  12.11.09
"I use my magical affinity for animals and my mystical connection to them to reach into their souls and become one with their spirits."  12.24.09

"We have 57, and that’s about as many as we’re going to take. Even at the next property we move to, I don’t want to take many more."  12.24.09
MARKWELL currently has somewhere between 120-150 dogs. and he is still on the SAME half acre property.

"Marketing to a younger demographic is something few charities try to do, but it’s a big part of our marketing philosophy." 12.24.09
with his educational background in "youth work", religion and non-profits, MARKWELL is perfectly suited to target the young gullible idiots with no real world experience and of course the pit bull demographic. that's where the real money is.

despite the obvious contradictions, slippery MARKWELL has many bamboozled. he is well connected and has loyal supporters. they claim a single disgruntled individual is on a hate campaign.

DIANE HAWKINS, treasurer and mommy. she apparently owns the property that OAS currently occupies and draws monthly rent income, well until he can find a larger property where he can torture even more dogs.

MATTHEW RANDAZZO, vice chair of MARKWELL'S little house of horrors. RANDAZZO is also the special assistant to the state commissioner of public lands and has been involved with local democratic orgs. he is in a position to curry favor with local government. last december, RANDAZZO and his wife MELISSA were named as defendants in what appears to be action taken against them for unpaid debt. RANDAZZO claims to be a successful author of crime dramas and his wife MELISSA polishes turds for a living.

ANIMAL LEGAL DEFENSE FUND thinks highly enough of MARKWELL to invite him to speak last year at the university of washington law school continuing education: The Pit Bull Public Health “Problem": Myth Not Menace. the non-profit, christian youth dude appears to be the only non lawyer in the lineup.

and now things get interesting...

BRANDIA TAAMU dedicated a facebook page to defending MARKWELL. TAAMU chides his critics who have not seen OAS first hand, and while she admits that she hasn't actually visited the "sanctuary", she is convinced that MARKWELL is being unfairly persecuted. she states that the photos are real but the filth, emaciation and spinning behavior occurred under the watch of volunteers while STEVE was out of town. some of the photos of the "sanctuary" are dated june, july, september and october 2012. i guess STEVE travels a lot. and when he does, he takes the dog food with him?

it comes as no surprise to me that BRANDIA TAAMU would defend MARKWELL for neglecting his animals. the state has taken TAAMU'S children and animals from her due to neglect. i don't think i have seen anything quite like TAAMU. she is definitely one of the screwier no kill kooks that i have come across. she has more websites than KRIS CRAWFORD and TAAMU definitely gives off con artist vibes. TAAMU has uploaded her protracted legal battle with the city of everett for animal cruelty onto facebook. it's ALL there. nothing has been redacted, not her address, not even her social security number.

let's take a look at some of TAAMU'S own words.

I know this is going to blow a few minds but I have NEVER liked the "Sanctuary" premise one bit.   May 30, 2013

My hope is to be able to create an animal & people sanctuary in the future.  that contradictory statement is from the most bizarre linkedin page i've seen to date. this animal rescuer/minister claims to have 30 years experience in "conflict resolution, mulit-tasking and event planning AND she has autism, "so don't ask for her opinion unless you truly want it".  TAAMU is the very definition of CONFLICT.

while TAAMU fights for MARKWELL'S right to neglect 100+ dogs, she is also railing against another rescue abuse case. enter lice infested ROSE ADAMS, the second rescue scandal to hit my gmail box in may. TAAUMU has been instrumental in bringing down this white trash nutter welfare queen. why? cuz ROSE ADAMS reported TAAMU for neglecting her dogs and cats! tit for tat. TAAMU was staying with ROSE and keeping her 2 cats and 3 dogs (i think) IN HER CAR. hell, i'm not sure how many animals were living in her car. i got dizzy trying to ride her crazy train.

instead of giving BRANDIA TAAMU what she really needs, intensive psychiatric treatment, the state of washington gave her non-profit status. brilliant!

ROSE ADAMS is a train wreck in her own right. according to BRANDIA TAAMU who apparently has written ROSE'S unauthorized biography, ADAMS has an extensive criminal history including theft, forgery, assault, child abuse, animal cruelty.

ROSE ADAMS was critical of another animal abuse case I blogged about, SERENA and JASON LARSEN. ADAMS didn't think these two fucktards suffered enough at the hands of the courts for keeping dogs in crates. you really can't make this shit up!

ANNA LUDWIG thinks "STEVE is just a nice man in need of some help". she is trying to rally the troops for food donations. i think ANNA LUDWIG is just another miscreant. the washington courts database reveals LUDWIG as another frequent flyer of the washington court system.

CHRISTINE JAMES (CJ's dog rescue in snohomish) stopped by to show her support for MARKWELL'S right to neglect 100+ dogs.

CHRISTINE JAMES is connected to another corrupt rescue organization that i have blogged about, DRAW - dog rescue around washington. you might recall, DRAW likes to play "hide the pit bull'. DRAW is run by  CARINA COLLARD aka VIOLET.

here is CARINA COLLARD aka VIOLET, distancing herself from another washington criminal rescuer that i blogged about, big time embezzler CARINA BORJA.

RENDA LUVAAS added her voice and extended a hand to the man who defends pit bulldogs.
I don't give a crap if the photos are real or not at this point! When this first broke last weekend I was just like most people and all spun with emotion and the urge to "do something" because I am so close to OAS , then when my feathers unruffled I began thinking how much this person has done. How much of his life he has worked to achieve what he has.The blood sweat and tears that has been into this sanctuary. For years he has been running a sanctuary under less than ideal conditions and ran it very well. He has been on a one man mission, literally for the underdog of dogs.

what a convoluted mess. how the hell do all of these miscreants know each other? did they bump into each other in the waiting room of their probation officer?


when i look at all of these rescue angels' court profiles, the first thing that comes to mind: PARASITES. these people are nothing but social parasites. they fed off of the system before finding their sweet spot in animal rescue then the host shifted from the tax payer to gullible donators and helpless animals. this is despicable. animal rescue needs to be heavily regulated by the state to ensure that animals do not suffer at the hands of people of poor character who are either looking for an "easy" living or are trying to work out their issues.

the second thing to come to mind, ALL of those other annoying washington nutters, rescuers, breeders, advocates! i went a little crazy with that court site. enjoy.

plug in the name of YOUR favorite washington state nutter and see what they have been up to, AND...

Report STEVE MARKWELL for animal cruelty

1) city attorney Rod Fleck @ 360-374-5412 ext. 245 or

2) Governor Jay Inslee  @ 360-902-4111 or email

3) Clallam County Public Health

Report STEVE MARKWELL for fraud

1) better business bureau

2) Washington State Attorney General

3) IRS

Ethics and Nonprofits


orangedog said...

Wow, sounds like another Smilin' Eric.
They are all hoarders. I don't understand that Bainbridge article praising him for his stacks of dog crates with dogs too large to turn around inside. What the hell is good about that??

april 29 said...

Holy cow, it will take hours to read all the links and absorb all the information.

EXCELLENT muckraking! Thank you Dawn!

Anonymous said...

pit-droolers are pure gravy for olde style snake oil salesmen like this POS

im sure his dinner comes before the welfare of any his animals .

a caring society should shut down this slimy turd.

Unknown said...

Wow! Thanks for researching the facts before publishing---something others have not done.

Time for OAS to close its doors, and those animals to be placed elsewhere!

Anonymous said...

so much easier , safer and efficient to just give them a humane exit .

tropical storms said...

Every time I read of someone "rehabilitating " fighting dogs I wonder what they think they're doing. Recovery rehab from injuries is the only kind of "rehab" possible. If they think that the drive to fight can be rehabilitated or that it can be trained out the know nothing of bulldogs or of any purpose bred dog. That's not just doomed to failure it's extremely dangerous as well as cruel to the dogs and any other animal which which they come in contact. Those who want to go into rescue work (of any kind of animal) need to be licensed, bonded, carry sufficient insurance and be subject to unannounced inspections of facilities and records.

Anonymous said...

we warehouse violent criminals when its too dangerous for them to ever get out and this costs society hugely to do this . pit droolers seem to want to put their ugly maulers on a similar platform of having killed but not having to pay the ultimate price .

Dayna said...

You hit the nail on the head when you said "social parasites" . They are professional grifters that have taken their parasitism to a new level. Our feelings for our pets and animals in general. And pit bulls top the list because of all the publicity and controversy they can generate. That explains why the need to perpetuate the misunderstood, underdog meme. I'm positive that when these grifting rescue leeches come across a real fighting dog with potential, they have connections to get them sold to people in the fighting dog business.

Anonymous said...

i didnt think of that but why not ?

its like tia getting into the motorcycle "recycling" business . its a natural sideline when u have biker felons at your disposal. any way to make a dishonest buck, is okay
especially when you have mutants to feed .

vintage said...


May 2013, Lorain, OH; Pit centric Rescue Animal House/Ohio Pet Placement finally collapses after years of problems and rehoming fight bust dogs. 55 starving dogs are rescued during the raid

March 2013, Chicago, IL; Fired Chicago Head Dog Catcher and Pit bull Social worker Cherie Travis is sued by the State Attorney General due to financial shenanigans from her PACT "People and Animals in Community Together Humane Society" which was stripped of 501C3 status for not filing income tax returns for three years by the IRS. Travis also lost her teaching gig at Dupaul University when the improprieties were exposed.

July 2012, Willis, TX; Nationally renowned Pit Bull rescue "Spindletop" is raided after deteriorating into a Slo-Kill nightmare without 501C3 status Note: Texas has sustained 46 Pit Bull DBRFs...BSL Never Works!

April 2011, Guffey, CO; Pit sanctuary Mariah's Promise is given "Cease and Desist" order by the Colorado Department of Agriculture due to numerous fencing, shelter and documentation violations. This outfit has since relocated to the warm, open mauling plains of Texas Where's Tyson?

March, 2010; Atlanta, Georgia; Pit Bull "Rescue" PawPrints has its State License yanked after fraud is revealed. Apparently, the proprietor collected continued support donations for Pit Bulls that had taken been down to the county shelter and euthanized.

Nov 2009, Nashville, TN; Apparently, 261 defeated pit owners dropped their dogs off at Southside Bulldoggin' Rescue along with a donation, only to have them euthanized down at the county shelter.

July 2009, Ogden Township, MI; Outfit called Pitformance Kennels that claims to be a rescue, is arraigned in US District Court for Dog Fighting.

*Disclaimer...You Can't Make This Stuff Up

Anonymous said...

we definitely need to either outlaw or stringently regulate these SLO-KILL facilities . flawed concept in the first place and also its encouraging bad people to take advantage of the simple minded pit-drooler contingent . not that last is so bad in itself but it tends to have other implications and repercussions . saving dangerous dogs needs to be made a losing proposition .

tropical storms said...

You are absolutely spot on Snarky. It's also cruel to the animal (of any species) to be locked in a box for life. This is one of the reasons I support the death penalty . They other being that some animals of almost any species are simply too dangerous to risk their escape.

Packhorse said...

You have to see this. Pretty pittie anti-BSL advocates get slammed in their Facebook comments. Check it out and feel free to add your own, especially if it's about animals being mauled, as this is an animal rights blog. Whereas once you would see only simpering nuttter comments, I think the tide is starting to turn.

orangedog said...

I noticed a lot of "hater" pages have sprung up. I think the tide is turning. Non-psychopaths hate these maulers.

orangedog said...

There has been another death. 6 year old boy killed by a pit bull.
These land sharks have to go.

orangedog said...

And under the comments, the nutter squeals the same tired old bull shit:

Katie Fine: It's not the dogs, it's the owners. It's not the dogs, it's the owners. It's not the dogs, it's the owners.
2 minutes ago · Like

Can't you picture her with her fingers in her ears hoping if she repeats the lie often enough, it will make it true?
14 or is it 15 now? - death by gripper
1 death - GSD
Why oh why don't other dogs with bad owners kill people?? Stupid. Stupid. Stupid. These nutters suffer from cognitive dissonance on a massive scale.

orangedog said...

Ugh. It's 16 deaths. 15 by pit bulls.

Anonymous said...

oh its the dogs but its also the owner . definitely the owners as well. too bad they cant both be dirt -napped, as they should.

Anonymous said...

i think the fifteen pitbulls should all be rehabilitated cuz nobody can really identify a shitbull except theyre ugly .

orangedog said...

I know Snark, I was just making fun of the pit nutter. ;)

Dawn, is it true the latest mauler was named "Chihuahua"?
If so... wow. They must have been true believers of the Nanny cult. Just another pair of morons who used a child to make a statement and it backfired on them.
I'm sure Team Nutter has been mobilized to flood comment sections with "Don't ever leave a dog with a kid/ALL dogs bite" and throwing the parents or grandparents under the bus. Just another statistic as the bulldozer (pun intended) of pit advocacy grinds on.
I wonder if Ian Dunbar will backtrack on why pits are so great with children? Pfft. Fucking hypocrites.

orangedog said...

Do some nutters not know that there is such a thing as an AKC registered APBT? I keep seeing "no such thing as a pit bull". What do they think those initials stand for?
Another Pathological Bully Terrorist

tropical storms said...

Maybe they named the dog Chihuahua justice in case of a mauling. You, killed by Chihuahua. O.D. I think you mean UKC apbt, as far as I know AKC registers them as Staffordshire Terriers. If they're registered with the UKC as apbt they are eligible for AKC registration as Staffordshires, go figure.

Branwyne Finch said...

Dawn brings up a good point in this post.....are there ANY sanctuaries for domestic pets that are not actually hoarding situations? Why haven't animal welfare groups developed guidelines for rescues or "sanctuaries" that would help the naïve public recognize these groups for what they are?

I think there may be a general cut off point where the number of dogs in a rescue/sanctuary prohibits proper care. Maybe it's 25, maybe it's 50. If someone like Tia Torres claims to have 150 dogs in a warehouse in New Orleans, how on earth are they being cared for? You would need to employ a huge staff of professional dog handlers and full time kennel help, as well as an on staff veterinarian to adequately care for, exercise, and train that many dogs.

I may go so far as to say that any individual or group that claims to house more than 25 dogs at one location, outside of an open admission municipal shelter, is probably a hoarding situation, committing animal cruelty by not meeting the physical and psychological needs of that many dogs. Sadly, I really think it's safe to assume that a very significant number of animal rescue organizations are simply dog traffickers, started by people with criminal backgrounds, who have found an way to make money doing it.

Packhorse said...

The response of the animal rights blog I mentioned above was to take their anti-BSL story off the front page.

I really think the bloggers are good people who care about animals, but they were gullible enough to get sucked in to the nutter propaganda. Breeder advocacy disguised as animal advocacy. I hope that this unexpected response prompts them to think about what they're siding with when they side with the pit bull promoters.

Small Survivors said...

Branwyne said:
I may go so far as to say that any individual or group that claims to house more than 25 dogs at one location, outside of an open admission municipal shelter, is probably a hoarding situation, committing animal cruelty by not meeting the physical and psychological needs of that many dogs.

This is true in spades when you're accepting DANGEROUS DOGS. To adequately and safely exercise and stimulate 25 dogs that can't be near each other takes a LOT of work and that is on top of the general maintenance.

That is why I'm not bothered by these guys' business plan as long as they stick to pits and dangerous dogs. I think they're doing good for the community:

Nov 2009, Nashville, TN; Apparently, 261 defeated pit owners dropped their dogs off at Southside Bulldoggin' Rescue along with a donation, only to have them euthanized down at the county shelter.

As I recall Leah Purcell asked $700 bucks per. $182,700. But Best Friends often wrangles a couple thousand dollars per. 522,000.

This is monumental work, Dawn. Do you know if these freaks are all from Washington, or is there some kind of nutter magnet located somewhere in that State? There are a great number of high profile felonious, wack-a-doodle nutters in that state. Glen Bui I knew about, but I'm kind of surprised about Jessup…not that surprised, but kinda.

Small Survivors said...

Branwyne said:
I may go so far as to say that any individual or group that claims to house more than 25 dogs at one location, outside of an open admission municipal shelter, is probably a hoarding situation, committing animal cruelty by not meeting the physical and psychological needs of that many dogs.

This is true in spades when you're accepting DANGEROUS DOGS. To adequately and safely exercise and stimulate 25 dogs that can't be near each other takes a LOT of work and that is on top of the general maintenance.

That is why I'm not bothered by these guys' business plan as long as they stick to pits and dangerous dogs. I think they're doing good for the community:

Nov 2009, Nashville, TN; Apparently, 261 defeated pit owners dropped their dogs off at Southside Bulldoggin' Rescue along with a donation, only to have them euthanized down at the county shelter.

As I recall Leah Purcell asked $700 bucks per. $182,700. But Best Friends often wrangles a couple thousand dollars per. 522,000.

This is monumental work, Dawn. Do you know if these freaks are all from Washington, or is there some kind of nutter magnet located somewhere in that State? There are a great number of high profile felonious, wack-a-doodle nutters in that state. Glen Bui I knew about, but I'm kind of surprised about Jessup…not that surprised, but kinda.

DubV said...

Fodder for the updated "experts" post

Expert not surprised
Benjamin Hart, professor emeritus at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and an animal behaviorist, said he wasn't surprised by Iona Keanaaina's assessment of Kava.

"It's quite common for a pit bull to show no signs of aggression," Hart said Wednesday. "People will call it a nice dog, a sweet dog, even the neighbors - and then all of a sudden something triggers the dog, and it attacks a human in a characteristic way of biting and hanging on until a lot of damage is done."

Hart said pit bulls are responsible for about 60 percent of dog attack fatalities each year, which is "way out of proportion" compared with other breeds. Pit bulls make up less than 5 percent of the American dog population.

"It's very poor policy to allow any child around a pit bull, in my mind, let alone climb on a dog," Hart said.

vintage said...


The OMS Great Heroes post has been updated with lots of new awardees who saved a life, many of whom took a mauling to save a weaker person.

None of this would be possible without wacked out rescues, pit bull breeders and dog fighters!

Anonymous said...

and dingbats .

vintage said...

Speaking of Vicious Dog Fan Clubs...Here's the latest:

Kno put a boy in a life flight helicopter last July!

The Pit Bull Counter Culture moves heaven and earth to save these media maulers..then in the next breath they tell you how the dog fighters culled manbiters!

They are not regulating themselves.

Anonymous said...

re kno's retirement fund

" ill be happy to donate .357 to the worthy cause "

id be happy to provide a whole box so that one cartridge could be put to good use .

Anonymous said...

the pit droolers are always chanting "blame the deed, not the breed" then when one o dere goddogs tears someone or something up , they want a stay of proceedings ,a well deserved dirtnapp in other words. slippery fuckers are pit-droolers.

Anonymous said...

satans pointy-eared spawn

Anonymous said...

To where has Decatur site disappeared?

Wanted to ask you what can be answered to people, who say disliking pits is a demonstration of racism, since pits are associated with Africans Americans in US.

(I am glad you allowed Anonymous comments since I couldn't comment before.)

Dayna said...

I was wondering the same about dogsbite Decatur. Has it been hacked? That is my go to site to check the daily maulings.

Anonymous said...

(trying to out snark snarky here)

Can people who dislike bed bugs be considered racist because the "new wave" of the critters came in with immigrants?

Also, I never had any feelings for or against "'Fro picks" in the '70's, but that's likely due to the fact very few people were killed by them.

Is hating RAP racist, or just a sign of old age?

Is hating drive by shooters the same as being racist?

Hell, I hate confederate flags. Does that make me a reverse racist?

orangedog said...

Not hacked, just busy. I hope she will be back soon too!

scurrilous amateur blogger said...

nothing nefarious like hacking. dogsbite decatural is experiencing technical difficulties only and will be up and running shortly.

Anonymous said...

a drive-by shooting is a bit like a mutant home invasion or a sidewalk grip n rip or a snak n dash . the ignorant part is when you think dogs and humans are comparable and that one excuses the other , ie that since humans do sometimes kill its ok so dogs to sometimes kill. kinder-logic .

Anonymous said...

hating rap is just a backlash of resentment at seeing too many brown ass-cracks glaring at you in the headlights.

Anonymous said...

i dont hate the confederate flag but i shure hate that redneck cracker and his shitbull sitting in that jacked up piece of shit pick-up truck .

Anonymous said...

pit droolers are just like big kids , psychopathic , selfish and unempathetic . when their mutants tear up children , seniors and our pets we should be understanding and magnanimous . its all the fault of people not their dogs. where to go now ? okay , lets ban people . kinda a conundrum ,i would say .

Anonymous said...

chipit : the ultimate killer of cracker-spawn .....needs the most educating and phony excuses of any trailerdawg , a mix of the wonderfull pit mauler nanny dog with a lethal injection of chi 10 ib rat dog . way too much dawg for your average crack ho outawork trailer dad household .

Jake said...

@anonymous -

You could point out that bull dogs were also associated with the KKK, and that they were commonly used to maul and maim runaway slaves. Nothing racial about it really. Low lifes of every color think it's cool to own a dangerous thug dog.

Anonymous said...

some pit nutter laughed at my term " pit bull terrierist " as though people all over are not terrorized by ugly shitbulls and what they do, sometimes, to people and other animals. its not insignificant that pitnutters stand back as if scared, when their mutants go to work .

Rumpelstiltskin said...

Pitbull are sorta terrorists. Laying in wait until its time to attack. Pitbull owners have potential time bombs in their homes. It's crazy.

Anonymous said...

yep , but i dont lose much sleep over nannies revenge on cracker spawn .
ever heard the term "justice boner"?

Anonymous said...

To acscribe racism to dog issues is demeaning to African Americans, and is a completely racist posture adopted by racist people! They are calling African Americans the equivalent of dogs. RACISM HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH DOGS, ONLY PEOPLE. Using racism as a weapon to enable dog fighting and dog selling is as racist as it gets.

scurrilous amateur blogger said...

regarding the issue of racism, i am not sure who is responsible for this, but i believe this meme was started for two reasons. first, the nutters need to be able to justify their lies so they need to elevate dogs to a status like that of anne frank. who wouldn't lie to the nazis if they knocked on doors looking for jews? second, i believe it's an attempt to play on white american guilt so they can shut down the debate.

Anonymous said...

5 months later after this article and that Warehouse is still full of dogs. it is so sad.

scurrilous amateur blogger said...

it's pathetic that a state with tough felony animal cruelty laws would allow this blatant cruelty to continue.

Anonymous said...

In light of Matthew Randazzo being named as a “co-conspirator” in a lawsuit alleging that he and Steve Markwell fraudulently represented their intentions in a successful effort to extract a $50,000 donation to a controversial animal shelter in Forks, WA, you might be interested in Matthew Randazzo’s recent history – especially given his current high level job working as a “Senior Advisor” to Peter Goldmark, Commissioner of Public Lands. Not a bad landing for someone who hasn’t been to college and has no relevant work experience - but does have a remarkably questionable history, as outlined below.

After trying unsuccessfully to insinuate himself with various animal welfare organizations on the Olympic Peninsula, Matthew and Melissa Randazzo (his wife) got involved with the Northwest Raptor & Wildlife Center in Sequim. With Melissa taking charge of the Center’s website, this involvement mainly took the form of changing the mailing address for donations to the Center from the Center’s PO Box to their home – without the knowledge of the Center’s director, Jaye Moore. Moore estimates that a great deal of money sent to the Center found its way into the Randazzo’s pockets before she gave them the boot. Jaye Moore would be glad to verify this – and much more concerning the Randazzos – and she can be reached at 360-681-2283.

You might also inquire into the deep dissatisfaction with Matthew Randazzo during his tenure as the head of the Clallam County Democratic Party. He caused many long-standing Democratic volunteers to leave the organization, and was accused of sabotaging campaigns of local Democratic candidates who didn’t hire him to manage their campaigns. (Candidates were also pressured to hire Melissa Randazzo to do their campaign websites, logos, etc.) There were also accusations of fairly significant amounts of petty cash being used as personal spending money by both Randazzos.

As an addendum to the above…Randazzo owes his political “placement” to his mentors: State Rep. Steve Tharinger (D), State Rep. Kevin Van De Wege (D), and State Senator Jim Hargrove (D). These are the three men who installed Randazzo as head of the Clallam County Democratic Party, and these are the three men who installed him in Peter Goldmark’s office when he got squeezed out of the CCDP due to all of his problems and – to say the least – questionable behavior. Contact information for Randazzo’s enablers follows:
Steve Tharinger/360-786-7904/
Kevin Van De Wege/360-786-7916/
Jim Hargrove/360-786-7646/
Peter Goldmark/360-902-1004/

You could also inquire into Matthew Randazzo’s being fired from the North Olympic Land Trust (located in Port Angeles) for failing to perform his job duties, as well as making the female employees there uncomfortable with his sexist language. His response was to have his mother, who is an attorney in Louisiana, threaten to sue them. Needless to say, the threat was baseless, and no legal action resulted.

In other words, you could check into how a trail of controversy and allegations of lying and unethical
(if not criminal) behavior follows Matthew Randazzo wherever he goes. This being the case, one might well ask why he has been given the cushy job he holds with Washington State – especially given, as mentioned above, the fact that he has no higher education or relevant work experience. Doing a Google search for Randazzo in the Peninsula Daily News is a good place to start. This guy is a con man, and a sociopath, and I speak from personal experience. Much of the money from the $50,000 donation was literally gobbled up by the Randazzos - they, and Markwell, loved to eat out every night, but Melissa Randazzo was the only one of the three with a real, paying job. So that $50,000 really helped them a lot, but didn’t do a damn thing for those poor dogs in Forks.

scurrilous amateur blogger said...

interesting comment. i looked at the randazzos last spring when i researched this and came away with the same impression of the, con artists. this may make its way into the updated blog post on markwell thanks.

scurrilous amateur blogger said...

just to clarify, 1051 Oak Court Sequim, WA 98382, the address listed om the wildlife center's page for donations, is the private residence of the randazzos?

Anonymous said...

Very interesting anon Dec 22
Randazzo came from California. Markwell said that he visited his friends in San Francisco the Randazzos a few years ago. They haven't been in WA for too long.

SO who told Hargrove to bring in this CA rinher and why? Was he spying on some Democrats to hurt their campaigns so that CA- connected WA Democrats could prevail?

Tamra Fletcher said...

It is unbelievable that a mentality exists today that a specific breed is born with a "bad dog" gene. There may be animals, as there are humans, that have an organic abnormality that has triggered actions of violence and other damaging behavioral issues, but these are rare, otherwise serial killers would be more prevalent then they are and dog attacks would occur on a minute to minute basis. To blame a breed like Pit Bulls, to pronounce them inherently violent defies logic. Any animal can become aggressive if they are taught to be. It is a survival tool, only necessary because of mankind. Bad owners make bad dogs. When you have an animal there is an implied responsibility of ownership: feeding, safe housing, vetting and training. All animals need training if you expect them to behave in situations where other people are present. It is not only called courtesy and responsibility but is a prudent measure of safety for the people and establishments visited, but also important for the safety, and in view of present sentiments the life of your dog. Trolls, heritics and the ignorant are always clamoring to malign the bit bull breed, due to self interest and false information. Pit Bulls are a very strong breed, as are Rottweilers, Shephards, Chows, Mastiffs..., and can cause serious injury and death. That is why law enforcement uses mostly Geman Shephards. BSL is a condition of society to look for fault anywhere but at themselves. Generalization is a product of faulty logic. Because Mexicans have raped and kiilled, does that pronounce them all rapists and killers? Only in a mind that is looking to discredit this nationality. Because LE has shot and killed members of the public without justification, does that make all cops murderers? Only In the minds of those who have reason to fear, as do thieves, thugs and those who deserve swift action. One would think that in today's access to information people would be educated of the facts, but reality tells us that the majority are sheep who don't think for themselves, and allow erroneous opinion to guide their believes. That is the reason the country is in a state of decay, the likes of which have caused enormous damage, pain and suffering on its citizens; and is the reason why the ignorance of people perpetuates the notion that pit Bulls are intrinsically killers. And for those trolls and tools, your lack of intelligence is showcased every time your ignorant posts are seen. I would tell you to get a real life, but that would be like telling a politician to stop speaking, and we know that will never happen