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PostSubject: Pat Patrick's yard raided   Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:29 am

http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/archive/local/77369.php

this is a bad deal guys.....
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PostSubject: Re: Pat Patrick's yard raided   Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:40 am

All I can say right now is WOW
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PostSubject: Re: Pat Patrick's yard raided   Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:41 am

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PostSubject: Re: Pat Patrick's yard raided   Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:53 am

That's absolute and utter BS.
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PostSubject: Re: Pat Patrick's yard raided   Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:46 am

ok guys i just found out that Terry williams the owner of AADR all american dog registry was also one of the guys that got busted.
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PostSubject: Re: Pat Patrick's yard raided   Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:14 am

sedaliapridekennels wrote:
ok guys i just found out that Terry williams the owner of AADR all american dog registry was also one of the guys that got busted.
Yeah I just sent my paperwork into them pukes today! What great fooking timing!


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PostSubject: Re: Pat Patrick's yard raided   Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:56 pm

I really don't know anything about the breeders, so I can't pass judgment, but the comment made there at the end made me sick. "You can't train fighting out of a puppy." First of all, there have been sooo many fight dogs rehabilitated, and puppies seem to be the easiest to rehab...sounds like to me someone is justifying why all of those dogs will probably be put down! I have really lost my faith in people. It seems they are waging more of a war on the dogs than the fighters!
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PostSubject: Re: Pat Patrick's yard raided   Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:18 pm

i wouldn,t worry about it yet. we'le see how things go.
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PostSubject: Re: Pat Patrick's yard raided   Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:22 pm

This is not good at all. I don't know how it all went down or the cold hard facts, so I will not judge thie incident. Wonder where they got there evidence and or PC from? Also makes you wonder who is next?
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PostSubject: Re: Pat Patrick's yard raided   Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:04 pm

well they got a registry which includes names and address of judges dog owners and everything.
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PostSubject: Re: Pat Patrick's yard raided   Thu Feb 21, 2008 5:18 pm

Hmm....
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PostSubject: Re: Pat Patrick's yard raided   Thu Feb 21, 2008 7:29 pm

THIS IS A REPOST
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John Paul GOODWIN. He runs the "Fighting" division for the HSUS. He was not only the founder of CAFT and a member of ALF he was the spokesman for ALF. He is a criminal with a record, he is listed on the FBI domestic terrorists list. He is an EXTREME ANIMAL RIGHTS ACTIVIST/ZEALOT, with a demented agenda. Who will stoop to any means, to get that agenda enforced! And this is the type of "person" that Arizona Law Enforcement has aligned themselves with! That says allot about the merit of these charges! It's all complete BS... And abuse of power.

Typical HSUS scare tactics. They are trying to get the "Game dog community" in flight mode. They are trying to dismantle any support systems in the community. I suggest stay united and stay strong! No one has done anything wrong! There is nothing Illegal, about owning, & breeding pitbulls and registering them with the AADR! The AADR is not a fighting dog registry. There is irrefutable proof of this!

This is an outrageous unjust travisty, that has happened to some great people in the pitbull world! And these people are in need of our help, in times like this! All their assets have been siezed! They took all their funds, and left them with no resources! If you want to do something constructive and help this situation, get resolved victoriously! Then Please donate to their legal defense fund! I am going to try and find out who is representing them and then I will post it on here...
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PostSubject: Re: Pat Patrick's yard raided   Mon Feb 25, 2008 7:52 pm

i have read what the Humain Society had quoted and they all said most of the dogs if not all were very happy healthy dog. none of them really looked like they have been illegally faught there is harldy any scaring if any (not saying they havent been faught though) but i think this is BS. Itsnt it fishy that the judge didnt set a bond for them so they were released and most of the dogs were clamned by the owners again.... so im a little confused, an officer cant arrest some one or a group of poeple for fighting dogs unless they are caught in the "act" so for this guy who has yes a lot of dogs get arrested for having that many and a tread mill or two ... i just dont understand ... you know what im saying?
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PostSubject: Re: Pat Patrick's yard raided   Mon Feb 25, 2008 9:48 pm

yah preatty mutch its just a witch hunt against our breed by the HSUS PETA and ASPCA
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PostSubject: Re: Pat Patrick's yard raided   Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:23 pm

"At the Placita Chivato address, investigators found 22 dogs, eight of which have been verified as fighting dogs, plus dogfighting research materials. At the Helen Road address, they found four firearms and a treadmill used to train dogs for endurance."

That proves nothing. So, if you have a treadmill and a gun, then you are a dogfighter? I think not....

"Detectives Tuesday seized a "rape stand" used in breeding and 50 firearms that may have been traded for dogs, said Sgt. Terry Parish, who heads the Southern Arizona Animal Cruelty Task Force."

Again, I didn't think there was a law against bartering, and how do they know whether the guns were ever related a dogfighting ring? Sounds like a reach to me. Also, a Breeding stand doesn't mean the guy fights his dogs. If he has a kennel, then it means he is breeding his dogs.

"Marsh Myers, director of community outreach for the Humane Society of Southern Arizona, said "99 percent" of the seized dogs are pit bulls."

So this proves what? That the guy has a preference in the breed he owns?

"Investigators don't believe the dogs were participating in fights in Tucson, but were being bred here and then sold to dogfighters across the country."

Is it against the law to breed a dog in Tucson? If so, I see the problem. Also, how can they assume that if someone is breeding gamebred APBT, then it must be for fighting. Geez, Sherlock, ever think they are just great dogs?

The whole thing sounds like just another attempt to hurt the image of our breed, and make all APBT Owners look like criminals.
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PostSubject: Re: Pat Patrick's yard raided   Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:31 pm

yeah there is something fishy about this hole story... i wonder why they clam that he is a dog fighter... just because of the number of "pit bulls" he had?... like the CSI episode were they showed the guy had a tread mill and a rope toy and said he was a dog fighter.... if i had 150 dogs you bet i wouldnt walk all of them... i would have a tread mill to excersise them... crap at least they arent in the backyard forgott about and OBVIOUSLY not faught... they are well taken care of i wonder if i can find pictures of the dogs....

I hope i get called to jury duty and get to be on the jury... LOL but it would be in Tuscan... not Phoenix.... i should see if any friends for Tuscan get called in for jury duty.. LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Pat Patrick's yard raided   Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:10 pm

Jean I completely agree....
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PostSubject: Re: Pat Patrick's yard raided   Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:47 pm

This is Patricks here. You can see me being loaded into the sheriff car in my underwear. How lovely. Those dogs were perfect , healthy, and never fought, ever. We were snitched off by a courier who had more than dogs in his van. He is home now after being give 22 months in jail. He got his get out of jail card for spinning a tale of dog fighting etc about us. We do not fight dogs and I think the beautiful condition of our dogs, as hard as they tried to make us look bad, and they really tried, tells it all. We have a kennel, not chains, and a kennel license, and zoning for a kennel. I didnt realize Goodman was on site as I wouldnt have recognized him. They came with Swat and tanks and crushed our fences and fired off flash bombs and threatened to arrest my 92 year old mother who I am caring for, post stroke. We were dragged from our homes and had red dots on our chests from the guns. We are in our sixties and a good number of the dogs taken were dogs that were just living out their natural lives with us. They had no monetary value, just sentimental value. This is the new American Justice system, they get some scumbag to tell a tall tale about you, esp if you are famous, and then raid you. They took our home, we still arent back in and searched for several days and backhoed our yard. They did this as we are not dog fighters but they spend so much money on this faux investigation and there is so much fraud and deceit by these greedy scum that they now have to cover their own crimes of stealing tax payers money for this farse. Im sure they will do their best to manufacture evidence and find some excuse to kill the dogs. They see to get their kicks killing innocent creatures and esp pups. It is appalling to me how ignorant these people are about dogs in general.
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PostSubject: Re: Pat Patrick's yard raided   Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:14 pm

Well I wish you all the best of luck and got our full support. I know you have produced some awsome dogs and i happen to have one of those dogs and she is a doll. Good luck and keep in touch.
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PostSubject: Re: Pat Patrick's yard raided   Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:42 pm

Just another story of a sad sad situation. To ruin someones life and for what....
I hear all the time that people own bulldogs to boost their own ego's, what are these people getting from this. I doubt it is the heart warming good feeling of saving animals from horrid situations. So they are doing the exact same things as what they are saying we are doing. What a shame. Let's not go after the gang bangers and child molesters, let's go after people trying to live their lives in peace who just happen to own bulldogs....
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PostSubject: Re: Pat Patrick's yard raided   Fri Feb 29, 2008 6:08 pm

What a waste of tax payers money is all I have to say. From the pictures I have seen all the dogs looked healthy and well taken care of. I hope you are able to get them back.

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PostSubject: Re: Pat Patrick's yard raided   Sat Mar 01, 2008 4:19 am

All the best Pat hope everything turns around for the dogs sake and your emotional state I know you care a great deal about your dogs being me and my husband have talk to you ours selves before about purchasing a dog and you don't even ship your dogs. We all on this board stand behind you. I just hope there will be a better outcome then what looks like ahead.


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PostSubject: Re: Pat Patrick's yard raided   Sun Mar 02, 2008 11:39 pm

Yet more proof that these people are trolling our internet sites.. as stated in this article.

http://www.explorernews.com/article/show/21521

Bloodsport bust
Investigators continue to build case against accused ring of fight dog breeders

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By: Patrick McNamara
February 27, 2008

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Late last week, Pima County Animal Care officials were busy removing animals from a Picture Rocks property, the scene of what law enforcement authorities believe to be the epicenter of an extensive fight-dog breeding operation.

Pima County Sheriff’s deputies raided the property, and three others, last Tuesday. The busts netted a man whom authorities say was one of the most renowned breeders of fighting dogs in the country.

Mahlon Patrick, 63, who lives at the property in the 12000 block of West Orange Grove Road, was arrested on suspicion of cruelty to animals and dog fighting.

Police found 115 dogs in kennels at the property, including three litters of puppies.

“We have reason to believe that we have 30 to 40 generations of fighting dogs here,” said Sgt. Terry Parish with the Pima County Sheriff’s Department. Parish, who heads the department’s community problems unit, is also an Oro Valley Town Council member.

The scene at Patrick’s compound the day after the raid remained grim, as investigators catalogued scores of caged animals. Many of the dogs showed the signs of fighting, according to investigators.

Some dogs taken off the property also displayed angular limb deformation in their front legs, the result of generations of inbreeding, said Karter Neal, a Humane Society of Southern Arizona veterinarian aiding with the rescue effort.

Before the dogs were removed, county and Humane Society staff performed physical examinations as trucks lined up to take the animals to undisclosed Pima County Animal Care facilities.

The pit bulls, with reputations for fearlessness and ferocity, appeared hapless and terrified as animal care officials coaxed them from kennels laden with urine and feces.

“They seemed very starved for attention,” said Marsh Meyers, director of community outreach for the Humane Society. “They’re not being socialized like normal companion dogs.”

Investigators also unearthed at least three separate animal gravesites on the four-acre property.

The corpses of six dogs, most of them young, were found buried on Patrick’s compound, Parish said.

The presence of gravesites at the operation didn’t surprise Meyers, who said many in the dog fighting community live by the code “breed the best, bury the rest.”

Other animals were also recovered from the scene, including 30 chickens, two geese, 55 koi fish and two goats.

Patrick and Emily Dennis, who lived on the property, agreed to let the Humane Society take custody of the animals, said Amy Eades, the group’s president.

The pair, released without bond, showed up at the property last Wednesday afternoon to pick up an automobile and clothing. Police barred Patrick from entering the compound, but Dennis was escorted to her trailer by a sheriff’s deputy.

Calls to Patrick at a number found on his Web site, *EDITED*, went unanswered.

Scores of investigators spent much of last Wednesday, a day after the raid, sifting through mounds of evidence scattered across the property, a maze of dog kennels, dilapidated trailers and sheds.

Corrugated steel separated dog cages in five locations.

Police also found in barn a large freezer filled with bags of frozen milk. Parish thinks the bags contained dog’s milk stockpiled to feed puppies produced at the kennel.

Because of the aggressive nature of the dogs, the result of selective breeding aimed at producing fight-worthy animals, it might have been necessary to hand-feed the puppies as a way to protect them from their mothers, Parish suggested.

Law enforcement and Humane Society investigators believe Patrick has bred and cultivated at least two highly sought bloodlines of fighting dogs called Bolio and Tombstone.

“Some of the dogs from these lines were showing up in Latin America and Europe,” Meyers said.

Reviews of pit bull-related Web sites and discussion boards indicated that Patrick, known as “Pat” Patrick in pit bull breeding circles, is a near celebrity of the subculture.

In 2001, Patrick received a lifetime award for breeding achievement from the American Dog Breeders Association, a group that produces publications and a Web site devoted to pit bulls.

Dozens of postings from one online forum called game-dog.com praised Patrick’s dogs.

“Pat Patrick is the man who dedicated his life to breeding dogs … off Indian Bolio and thus creating this magnificent strain,” boasted one poster.

On Patrick’s Web site, a message board boasts of dogs’ bloodlines and advertises puppies available for sale.

Bloodlines dominate the conversations on such forums. Several Web sites and periodicals dedicated to pit bulls also show fixations with bloodlines.

The raid at Patrick’s property was part of a larger law enforcement action that included two separate breeding operations. Police arrested six people in all whom they believe to have connections with dog breeding and fighting.

Juan and Zenaida Verdin, a married couple and associates of Patrick, are suspected of running the fight-training portion of the enterprise, Parish said. The two were also released without bond.

Also arrested were Robert C. Smith and Terry Williams. Police suspect the two of managing a similar fight-dog breeding trade — with a twist.

The pair also runs a Web site called All American Dog Registry, a space dedicated to pit bulls. The site registers pit bulls and sanctions sporting events, such as weight pulls, for the breed. Critics of the site say it’s merely a networking place for the dog fighting subculture.

“All American Dog Registry is a registry created by dog fighters for dog fighters,” Meyers said.

Williams declined comment on his arrest when contacted last week by The Explorer, instead referring all questions to his lawyer, Roberta Jensen.

“I’m outraged that the press has been crucifying these people,” Jensen said. “My clients are innocent until proven guilty.”

The attorney also represents Robert Smith. Both men were released without bond.

Jensen said Smith is a known throughout the world as a dog show judge and expert on American Staffordshire terriers.

Jensen also expressed concerns about the Humane Society’s involvement with the investigation.

“I’m concerned about who Mr. (John) Goodwin is,” Jensen said.

Goodwin, an animal cruelty expert with the Humane Society, has been extensively quoted in relation to this and other suspected dog fighting cases. On many pit-bull centric Web sites and message boards, Goodwin is the focus of scorn. Postings on some sites accuse him of being an animal rights extremist.

According to the Human Society’s Meyers, Pima County is home to some of the biggest players in the world of fighting dogs.

“We do know that southern Arizona has been a hotbed of breeding,” Meyers said.

In fact, according to local Humane Society spokeswoman Jenny Rose, authorities here considered Pima County the country’s No. 1 exporter of fighting dogs.

Pit bull breeding can be a lucrative trade. Meyers estimates that Patrick and other breeders can sell fighting dogs for as much as $10,000 each.

Authorities said Patrick has been in the breeding business since at least the late-1960s.

Last week’s raids netted 150 dogs. Pima County Animal Care Center will house 56 of the dogs, the others will be held with co-operating outside agencies, said Vicki Duraine with Pima County Animal Care.

At least 28 dogs were given over to the Humane Society, which will hold the animals pending the outcome of the investigation.

The challenge facing Pima County Animal Care isn’t in keeping such a large number of dogs, but the fact that the animals will have to be held in segregation for extended periods.

“Some of the dogs are completely isolated,” Duraine said.

Because authorities believe the dogs have been bred and raised solely for fighting, kennels normally intended for multiple animals will hold just one dog, Duraine said.

The dogs are currently considered evidence in a criminal prosecution, which means the county and other agencies will keep the animals until the case reaches final resolution.

“That’s the sad nature of these kinds of crimes,” Eades said. “Normally, you can take the victims and lavish them with better treatment.”

But the dogs will have access to medical care and facilities far more sanitary than the ones they were taken from, Eades said.

The air around Patrick’s compound was heavy last week with the stench of animal waste. Investigators had to cover the ground between two rows of kennels with scrap metal and wood because a stream of raw sewage had filled the passageway.

In addition to the dogs taken from Patrick’s property, Parish said steroids and a cache of weapons were found.

Parish said the sheriff’s department suspects Patrick might have also been trading dogs for guns.

“Often we see people involved in dog fighting rings are involved in other criminal activities,” Meyers said.

With a bust as large as the one last week, however, authorities think the disruption will ripple through the dog-fighting arena.

The case has also attracted the attention of law enforcement authorities from outside agencies, Parish said.

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department has been in contact with U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, and the FBI.

“I don’t think we will end (dog fighting),” Meyers said, “but we put a big dent in it.”


Ty Bowers contributed to this report.




Pima County at center of dog fighting trade, police say

It’s difficult to track just how many people are involved in dog fighting, investigators say.

Most put the number of people involved in the “upper echelons” of the bloodsport at 40,000 nationwide, according to Jenny Rose, a spokeswoman for the Humane Society of Southern Arizona.

Until recently, Pima County was considered the “No. 1 exporter of fighting dogs in the country,” Rose added.

Last Tuesday’s raid at Mahlon Patrick’s kennels in Picture Rocks, during which police seized 115 pit bulls, should put a dent in the local fighting dog trade, investigators and humane society officials said.

The penalties in Arizona are stiff for those who fight and breed fighting dogs. In fact, the state’s penalties for those crimes rank among the toughest in the nation, according to the Human Society of the United States.

In Arizona, dog fighting is a felony, the punishment for which is nine months to two years in prison and up to a $150,000 fine. Spectators at dog fights can receive similar punishment.

When fighting dogs are transported across state lines, federal penalties can result in up to three years behind bars and a $250,000 fine per offense.

Still, dog fighting remains big business, with the dogs but victims of the bloodlust, according to animal advocates.

An estimated 35 percent of the nation’s animal shelters take in at least one pit bull per day, according to a 2000 study by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. That study also found that pit bulls make up 20 percent of the population in one out of four animal shelters nationwide.

-Ty Bowers






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PostSubject: Thats the Media For You   Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:28 pm

THE MEDIA IS FILLED WITH DUMB A$$ES. THIS MAKES ME SO MAD !!
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