In a dark and rainy parking lot at City Hall in Forks, under the watchful gaze of three police officers, a half-dozen supporters of AARF, and a representative from OAS who handed off the dog, Leroy was reunited with Enajibi at Forks City Hall on December 20, 2013.
Clallum County Undersheriff Ron Peregrin who leaned over to give Leroy a pet, had said earlier “Its difficult, because when you have laws to follow, its not like we don’t have feelings too.”
Owner Steve Markwell Markwell has been under fire for neglecting the dogs after volunteers filed a complaint in 2012. The City of Forks police department investigated and found horrific conditions but said legally they were unable to do anything about it. Markwell claims he has 125 dogs inside and believes he is their last hope. Many of the dogs were turned over to him by rescues and shelters who deemed them dangerous. Mounting evidence of animal cruelty has prompted many of them to ask for their dogs back. Markwell refuses and only lets a few trusted volunteers enter the premises.