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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]



    

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Possible Signs of dogfighting


 Scared dogs:

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.


Dogfighting Publications:

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.

Springpole/Jump pole:
A large pole with a spring hanging down to which a rope, tire, or animal hide is affixed that the dogs jump to and dangle from for extended periods of time.  This strengthens the jaw muscles and back legs.  The same effect is achieved with a simpler spring loaded apparatus hanging from tree limbs.  A variation of the springpole, is hanging a cage, into which bait animals are placed.  The dogs repeatedly lunge up towards the cage.

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).

Housing Rural and Urban:
If dogs have shelter at all, it is usually a 55 gallon chemical barrel with the lid cut off and turned on it's side. If there is any food or water at all, it is typically algae and/or maggot infested.  The dog wears perfect circles in the ground the length of the chain, and they are just inches between each circle. 
Urban housing, can be crates stacked on top of each other in a room.  Basements are usually used for housing in Urban dogfighting.
 
Bait dogs:
Animals are tied up while other dogs tear them apart or sometimes they are confined in an area to be chased and mauled by the dogs.  Teeth can be pulled or filed down so the bait animal can not cause harm to the fighter dogs.

Breaking sticks:

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.


TREADMILLS:

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.

 Fighting Pits:
Pits are often constructed with plywood and measure 14-20 square feet, with walls 2-3 feet high.  Pits can also be constructed with chain-link fencing or makeshift materials such as hay barrels.  Fighting pits will often have scratch lines.  Look for blood stains.

Weight Scales:

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.

 Wash Tubs:
 Prior to a fight, handlers wash and examine their opponents dog under a referee's supervision in order to remove any poisonous or caustic substances that might have been applied to the dog's coat. ( A method of cheating)

Laws in PA

 
Dogfighting Paraphernalia- Third degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in prison and $2,500 fine.

Dogfighting- First degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison and $25,000 fine.