When I write I don’t want you to automatically believe anything & everything I say. I want you to think, I want you to dig deeper.
I provide all of the documents I have and give you an interpretation of what I see. Sometimes it is very straight forward & doesn’t require more than just reading it, sometimes it requires further investigation
Sometimes it only gives part of the story so I keep digging until I can’t find anything more. I strive for integrity in what I write. I am not a journalist, hell I’m barely a blogger but I want to make sure if you have wasted 5 minutes of your day here that you have learned something or maybe can think a different way about something.
Sadly some of the stories I write about are so convoluted that it takes many many stories to sort through the drama that authorities & their cohorts throw in the mix. My case is a perfect example of what happens when groups of miserable women get together & some have a position of power.
I have been trashed & slammed because I have stood up for Steve Markwell at Olympic Animal Sanctuary, even got my own story on craven’s desire ~ a pit bull hating blogger. I have lost friends, had people block me, been personally attacked.
I have stood my ground because I have seen so many of these types of cases turn out not to be ANYTHING they are portrayed to be. Worse yet I have found that some of them are connected by people who have been defeated in one arena who have focused on someone else as retribution
The Bailey Case & The Olympic Animal Sanctuary fiasco is the PRIME example.
TO RECAP: Bailey’s Farm got raided, by Kitsap Humane, charges were dropped but not until they had given away or sterilized most of their animals without a court order, the only animal that died was the cow that Officer Julie Goode DEMANDED the family keep food out for at all times which proved deadly to the cow who bloated & died in the middle of the night. That resulted in the firing or resignation of almost everyone at Kitsap Humane including Officer Goode. So she lands in Forks, where the Mayor & the former Snohomish county chief LIE by omission & don’t notify the citizens of Forks that she was the lead officer in the Bailey case which gives her the perfect platform for revenge, which she IMMEDIATELY utilizes. Then you take a bunch of miserable other women who don’t like the way that Steve is doing anything because they don’t understand the types of animals that Steve deals with, put them all together with an Officer who is trying to save face & they get Scotlund Haisley on board to bring the HSUS agenda into a rural & farming community. Well that doesn’t work, so they start a facebook page, & lie their butts off.
The Peninsula is a very close-knit community, they are out there because they don’t like the big city crap, it is a fishing & farming community. I remember when we lived in Olalla some rich shit came out there & built his house, an imposing ugly creation with brick walls all around it… within a week of him moving there he started calling AC on everyone for barking dogs, howling coyotes, mooing cows, neighing horse, ribbitting frogs. It was ridiculous, last straw was when he called on our dogs a very large group of us walked up to his door & told his stupid ass that is WHY we lived out here. So our animals could live free, so our kids could make noise, so that we could hear the music of the coyotes & the frogs when we went to bed & if he didn’t like it to get some damn earplugs or take his ugly monstrosity of a house & move it back to the city. He never called again but he did get a big security gate. He can’t even go into a store ~ all 2 of them ~ the clerks simply turn their backs on him. No one wants him or his business out there.
A group came together for the Bailey’s like NO ONE has ever seen though which Kitsap Humane was not counting on. NONE of the animals were sick, skinny or in bad shape, they were food animals, no one is going to buy or eat a sick skinny animals
Media Coverage of the Bailey Case and Related Topics
Olalla couple may seek restitution for seized animals
Quote from the article: “Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Claire Bradley wrote in an email that her office did not believe that the county could provide proof strong enough to convict the couple in court.
‘(I)n the interest of justice, we have dismissed the charges against both defendants,’ Bradley wrote. . . . ‘Given the current state of affairs at the Kitsap Humane Society, we are unable to meet our discovery obligations and unable to provide proof beyond a reasonable doubt at trial.'”
Animal Cruelty Charges Dropped Due to Lack of Evidence
The prosecutor’s office admits they couldn’t prove the animals were neglected. Too bad that didn’t stop the involved agencies from taking them, altering them and adopting them out despite the Baileys’ petition to get them back and the judge’s order putting a hold on them.
Prosecutors drop animal cruelty charges against Olalla couple
All charges, both civil and criminal, have been dropped–but the animals are still gone. Lots of activity in the comments below the article.
** Please note that the article is incorrect when it says that the cow carcass was discovered during the raid. Court records show that the Baileys called KHS to notify them of the cow’s death (and that they felt it was due to overfeeding as per KHS’ instructions) more than a week previous to the raid, on 11/2/2011.
The ACOs (animal control officers from KHS) were shown the location where the cow was buried in a visit to the Bailey farm on 11/3/2011, a week before the raid. At that visit Officer Goode’s records note that animals had food and water, dogs had been recently groomed and did not appear to be matted, the number of animals had been reduced, and many enclosures had been freshly cleaned. On that date the Baileys were given a deadline of Dec. 1st to comply with some other things KHS asked them to do.
The next time KHS came to the Bailey property was 11/10/2011, when the raid took place. On that date the ACO’s records again indicate that animals had food and water, some had been recently groomed, water containers had been cleaned, additional shelter had been built, and food was stockpiled on the premises.
Prosecutor’s office charges Olalla couple with animal cruelty
The fact that the Baileys were charged with 2nd degree cruelty most likely means the autopsy did not show the cow died of starvation, as starvation would be a 1st degree cruelty offense in WA. Some very interesting comments under the article.
More than 180 animals seized from Kitsap County property
An article which says the animals were taken because “they just deserve better” and where authorities bring up issues like stormwater infiltration (includes video, slideshow and aerial footage).
Kitsap Humane Society seizes animals from property in Olalla:
This article says most of the animals were of healthy weight according to the veterinarian, cites algae growth in the water as cruel conditions, and says that they did have food on the premises for the animals every time they were inspected (KHS claimed they needed $700 worth of food per week and that all animals must have food in front of them at all times).
Kitsap Humane Society seizes nearly 200 animals
An article saying that KHS got a warrant because of an anonymous phone call.
Owners of animals criticize Humane Society rescue – Port Orchard Independent
Article giving a bit more of the owners’ side of the story. The truly stunning quote in this article is where Jake Shapley, KHS Director, admits the seizure wasn’t actually about the condition of the animals.
Once healthy again, 180 animals will need new homes – Port Orchard Independent
An article where the KHS claims it will cost $700 per WEEK to feed the animals, an amount experienced farmers feel is astronomically inflated for the number and type of animals being fed species-appropriate types and amounts of food.
Suspected Cruelty Case Prompts Kitsap Humane Society’s Largest Ever Animal Seizure
Posted on the 15th of November and updated on the 18th, this article points out that KHS doesn’t have adequate housing or feed to be able to care for the animals they chose to take into their custody. Also in this article is this quote: (KHS Executive Director Sean ) “Compton explained that all the rescued animals will remain in custody until the investigation is resolved . . . “
Barking up a different tree – Kitsap Humane Society wants to forgo nuisance calls in favor of cruelty investigations
Jake Shapley quoted in a 2010 article, saying that KHS is now going to focus solely on finding cruelty cases because nuisance cases and stray animals aren’t lucrative enough.
Jake Shapley | LinkedIn
Linked-in Profile of Jake Shapley, the director in charge at KHS who made the decision to confiscate the animals. According to the qualifications listed here, he appears to have no experience or interests relating to domestic or farm animals previous to becoming KHS director. His training is in archaeology.
Pursuing the ‘cruelty’ scam
Commentary from a writer pointing out how KHS stands to benefit from the seizure.
Guest column: Humane Society wrong in this case to seize animals – Port Orchard Independent
A local, retired farmer stands up and speaks out on the subject . . . will you?
Hearing in animal cruelty case gets testy
Richmond claimed the couple had not received any sort of due process regarding the animal cruelty charges or the seizure of their animals. He said authorities had failed to notify the couple of the charges in writing, and they only heard about their arraignment hearing through documents sent to them by a concerned reporter.
Olalla couple pleads not guilty to animal cruelty charges
Tensions ran high during the first court appearance Tuesday of an Olalla couple charged with animal cruelty. In a 45-minute appearance that included 12 supporters, Simon and Rosalind Bailey pleaded not guilty to second-degree animal cruelty charges.
Kitsap County Humane had a history of abuse of authority evidently. Sadly my experience with them was perfect, we worked together, they were kind fair & polite to me. Other people not so much. I screen garbbed a few comments from the news stories above that made me go WTH???
My point is this whole fiasco caused the shake up of almost the entire staff of Kitsap Humane & in trying to save face they made things worse for themselves. The Bailey raid was merely the tip of the iceberg so to speak…
On January 26th we find out the head of Kitsap Humane is gone
In a move to placate they announce a new director
But now because they can NOT keep their yaps shut when they are behind instead of telling the truth, that this was an illegal seizure that could potentially cost tax payers millions of dollars, they had to blame it on “red-tape”
The main cause & creator of this entire catastrophe? OFFICER JULIE GOODE
Now in interviewing numerous people I have found out I was pretty much the only idiot that didn’t know that the Bailey’s & Steve Markwell were related in the whole county we have motive. Cant crush the Bailey’s want to save face & get yourself a grab in the spotlight? Well she went to work on Steve right away, (when she is not busy t-boning other drivers & getting various other collisions on duty) so much so that he had to retain an attorney long before the facebook page came out & she was removed from his case & told to not have any contact with him. In another act of retaliation she throws in citations & investigations that were never entered & in all truth we don’t even know if they were written then or not, she may have doctored for them for her hero Scotlund Haisley. Now most of her friends went down the crapper for her stupid decisions in Kitsap which makes you wonder how far down she’ll take the city of Forks