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Posted by2 months ago

Prince Frederick, Maryland, dogfighter Edward Stanley Williams III didn't just have pitbulls. He had a Jack Russell-type dog, which means he either kidnapped pets from people's yards OR people on Craigslist, Facebook, Next Door or some other social media app handed him bait animals. SEE COMMENT.

r/maryland - Prince Frederick, Maryland, dogfighter Edward Stanley Williams III didn't just have pitbulls. He had a Jack Russell-type dog, which means he either kidnapped pets from people's yards OR people on Craigslist, Facebook, Next Door or some other social media app handed him bait animals …
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Op · 2 mo. ago · edited 2 mo. ago
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Article about Williams:

https://www.somdnews.com/recorder/news/local/calvert-man-charged-with-dog-fight-related-cruelty/article_ef91f0e4-6b0a-5f31-b974-24f57ba2453f.html

If you know someone who was fighting dogs with dogfighters Rodney Rance of Lusby, Maryland, or Charles Hall II of Chaptico, Maryland, it's never too late to report them to the FBI.

https://twitter.com/pets_in_danger/status/1430143542693974051

Know something about ANY dogfighters? Submit a tip to the FBI:

https://tips.fbi.gov/

How to tell if your neighbor is fighting dogs (and, thus, killing cats, kittens, rabbits, goats, pigs and other animals):

http://thisisadvocacy.org/2021/11/02/report-dogfighting-9-signs-your-neighbor-is-fighting-dogs-and-killing-dogs-cats-kittens-and-rabbits/ [The Humane Society of the United States pays $5,000 for information leading to the arrest/conviction of dogfighters, but reporting them to the FBI *typically* ensures they get a lengthy prison sentence: http://thisisadvocacy.org/2021/10/24/department-of-justice-dogfighting-related-press-releases/.]

Have a drone, helicopter or small airplane? Look for:

Crop circles like this:

https://twitter.com/pets_in_danger/status/1451642695416520706

Dogs separated from each other like this:

https://twitter.com/pets_in_danger/status/1479150407188467717/photo/1

Dogs in makeshift wooden houses or barrels like this:

https://twitter.com/pets_in_danger/status/1543620337602109440

Catmills that look like this:

https://twitter.com/pets_in_danger/status/1451644207211372546

Please send video/photos to https://tips.fbi.gov/

Dogfighting has increased across the country: https://twitter.com/pets_in_danger/status/1487155663193186309 AND a lotttt of people are "rehoming" pets via Craigslist, Facebook, Next Door and other apps, where these [censored] are lying in wait with fake profiles. Dogfighters don't always look like you expect them to look: https://twitter.com/pets_in_danger/status/1423932672544546818. Please sign and share: https://chng.it/pLjxqmhXPP.

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Pitbulls get stolen out of people's yards too! Someone tried to get my pittie by climbing over our fence. Luckily I was just inside the door and was able to run out and scare him off.

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Op · 2 mo. ago

Correct. That's happened several times in Ohio recently. One was taken from a family at gunpoint. People let their dogs outside all the time, thinking, "I'm just letting him/her out to pee..." They don't realize all of this is going on:

Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania maps: https://twitter.com/pets_in_danger/status/1458849298003673088?s=20&t=MeV6e7GKsjNIk9wXrcCVJA

Florida map (see tweet and the RT): https://twitter.com/pets_in_danger/status/1531992601615908866?s=20&t=MeV6e7GKsjNIk9wXrcCVJA

Those are just the people who got caught. The Humane Society of the United States and the greedy ASPCA have estimated since the 2007 Vick case that we have 40k dogfighters and people breeding dogs for them and 100k street fighters. That's an average of 2,800 per state (give or take. There are more in Florida and Georgia than Alaska, for example). Those numbers don't include people obtaining animals for them. And if you spend any amount of time on YouTube, you'll see that 140k is a gross underestimation these days.

Hopefully your comment helps warn people. (Side note since Christmas is coming: Blink cameras are cheap and help put dog thieves and other evil people in jail. Some cities have handed out Ring cameras to help prevent crime. It'd be nice if more followed suit.)

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Not my female pittie I had, but my male Brindle, would EAT someone if they tried to take him away.

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If you ever need to use Craigslist or social media to pass pets on to new owners, always ask for some money, like $50. Dog fighters definitely go through looking for free animals to use as bait.

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Op · 2 mo. ago

Many dog fighters sell cocaine, heroin and other drugs. Other dog fighters are doctors, lawyers and even landscaping business owners like this guy in New York City: https://twitter.com/pets_in_danger/status/1432383688503877632?s=20&t=AJjH7M6M0FgYbOCMGPF30A.

If they want your cat, kitten, dog, rabbit or any other animal, they'll buy it, as evidenced by this woman in Columbus, Ohio, who originally posted a free kitten and then charged a $50 "rehoming fee" after I warned her about what's going on on Craigslist and STILL got the kitten killed: https://twitter.com/pets_in_danger/status/1437039678272806924?s=20&t=98wP6b08rHTRM8tWqcyEKA.

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exactly. pretty much anything you want to get rid of actually. if you genuinely want it to go to someone who will put it to good use, offer it up for a small amount of money. this will weed out people who don’t “truly” want it. This is important for animals

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Op · 2 mo. ago

I am one, but that is not what this post is about, so I'm not letting you change its focus. Too many cats, kittens, dogs, rabbits and other animals are being killed. This needs to be discussed.

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Vegan message?

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· 2 mo. ago

Your broccoli feels pain too.

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