Outlaw Bikers Come to the Rescue of Cats in Need
With their slogan, "Abusers are Losers," a fearsome-looking group of tattooed bikers is not what you'd expect to see rescuing kittens and cats. But this group of tough guys does just that for Rescue Ink , helping out when shelters and rescue organizations don't have the bandwidth to do so.
Here's what they say about their work:
We formed Rescue Ink because the problem of animal abuse and neglect has grown beyond the resources of the existing animal welfare agencies. We love the work done by some of the local shelters, but they cannot possibly keep pace with the volume of problems that need to be addressed.
That's where Rescue Ink comes in. We will stop at nothing within the bounds of the law to protect animals at risk. We will intercede without hesitation when we are informed of a situation that needs to be addressed, and we will address it. If we need to convince people to do the right thing ... we can be very convincing, we'll even buy animals if that's what it takes to get them away from abusers.
Rescue Ink is all about zero tolerance when it comes to animal abuse and neglect. Our ranks are growing every day, as Americans from coast to coast are reaching out to join in our efforts. If you know something we should know, give us a call... NOW!
Most recently, they have been helping to evacuate a group of 180 cats from a hoarding situation in Moriches, Long Island. The case was turned over to them by another rescue agency. The home's resident gave up the animals willingly, saying she realized she couldn't afford to feed the cats and didn't know how she ended up with so many.
Rescue Ink volunteer Robert Misseri doesn't believe it was a hoarding case. "This was an upper-middle class neighborhood, with a nice family who had their own business. They went on hard times, and the home went under foreclosure. They can't afford to take care of these animals."
It all started with two unfixed family cats, which multiplied over the years. The family means well, Misseri says, and will not be charged with animal abuse. Though none of the cats were vaccinated or spayed/neutered, they were all in good health. Initially, they rescued kittens and pregnant mothers, and removal efforts will continue for another three weeks until all cats are relocated. They will need time to find both vets willing to work pro bono and foster homes.
If you check out the bios of Rescue Ink's volunteers, you'll see photos of guys who frankly, look a little scary. But read their bios, and you'll find a group of caring, tender-hearted men whose lifelong love for animals led inevitably to Rescue Ink. Dontcha just wanna give them a big hug?