Honey's RAID (Raising Awareness in Dog-fighting)
Honey's Raid is about educating the community on organized dog fighting in Pennsylvania. We offer free presentations to high schools, junior high schools, police departments, utility companies, or anyone who would like to attend a class. We educate on the signs of dog fighting and how one should handle such acts. When requested we can set up educational stands a local businesses.
We offer free presentations at Elementary schools, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts for children on "How to care for and treat and animal"
If you would like to schedule one of these presentations please contact Jennifer Crider or Cathy Crider at 717-472-6218, or email us at [email protected]
Possible Signs of dogfighting
Fighting scars can be found on the face, front legs, hind ends, and thighs. Puncture wounds, swollen face, and mangled ears are also telltale signs of fighting. If you see dogs with these characteristics contact law enforcement or animal control immediately.
Heavy chains :
Dogs have very heavy chains wrapped around their necks, generally in lieu of collars; they build neck and upper body strength by constantly bearing the immense weight of the chains.
Dogfighters keep track of winning dogs and bloodlines through underground publicatios such as SPORTING DOG JOURNAL. Other titles include SCRATCH BACK, INTERNATIONAL DOG JOURNAL, and CERTIFIED CONTENDER REPORT. It's illegal to ship these magazines through the U.S. Mail.
Vitamins, Drugs, and Vet Supplies:
Although these items may have legitimate uses, they are often found in connection with illegal dogfighting operations. A few commonly used drugs includes Dexamethozone (Steroid), Amoxicillin (Antibiotic), Canine Red Dog (Iron Supplement), and Winstrol V (Steriod).
These are used to pry open a dog's mouth in order to break up a fight. They are about a foot long, flat on one side, and often bloodstained.
Dogfighting training equipment such as treadmills are used to build dogs endurance. Homemade slate mills, or even electric can be used for a treadmill. Look for a chain or harness used to tether a dog to the treadmill.
Before the fight, handlers weigh the animals. This ensures more of a fair fight.
Rape Stands :
Rape stands are often used for breeding purposes. Of course when breeding fighting dogs it can be very dangerous to both of the dogs, this is where the RAPE stand comes into play.