USA: Give Your Support to ‘Rescue Ink’ – Tough Guys on a Mission to Save Animals in Danger





All photos – New York Times.


“If you don’t like us from the way we look, we can’t help that.

But if you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem, so stay out of the way.”
Joe Panz, Leader, Rescue Ink
Subject: DawnWatch: Rescue Ink

From: “DawnWatch” <>
Many of you will remember a New York Times story from August last year
about a band of tattooed bikers who rescue animals
. (The DawnWatch alert
on that article, “Heaven’s Angels,” is at
Well, now there is a reality show about them, starting tonight, Friday
September 25, on the National Geographic Channel at 10pm.

You can find out all about it at And I can’t resist sharing here what the National Geographic website has to say about the new show, Rescue Ink:

In New York’s war on animal abuse, some of the worst offenders are pursued
by a group of tattooed motorcycle-riding tough guys on a mission to save
animals in danger. They call themselves Rescue Ink, and these are their

In a metropolitan area with more than 20 million residents, thousands of
animals — dogs, cats, and even chickens and piranhas — are neglected,
abused, hoarded or housed illegally. A few years ago, eight tough guys
from the mean streets, who frequented hot rod shows and tattoo parlors,
discovered their strongest bond was actually a passion for animals
— and
they formed a rescue organization like no other. Some have violent and
turbulent pasts, complete with run-ins with the law, but all are seeking
redemption and solace in their mission to save animals from human abuse.

This new weekly series that documents this unlikely group of animal
activists on their crusade to save helpless, abandoned and abused animals

The eclectic band of brothers — composed of club bouncers, security guards
and even a retired New York Police Department (NYPD) detective — is on
call 24/7 to take on cases no one else will. They’re not cops, animal
experts or even animal control.

They’re just big guys with even bigger hearts and a desire to save animals from deplorable living conditions and abusive or simply misguided owners.

The website also has links to help you donate to the group, volunteer, or
buy Rescue Ink t-shirts, bags and more.

Check it out at

And please send appreciative comments to the National Geographic Channel

I send appreciation to Elizabeth Boren, who was the first to make sure we
knew about this series. Thanks to all who dropped a line.

Happy watching!
Yours and the animals’,
Karen Dawn

(DawnWatch is an animal advocacy media watch that looks at animal issues
in the media and facilitates one-click responses to the relevant media
outlets. You can learn more about it, and sign up for alerts at You may forward or reprint DawnWatch alerts if
you do so unedited — leave DawnWatch in the title and include this
parenthesized tag line. If somebody forwards DawnWatch alerts to you,
which you enjoy, please help the list grow by signing up. It is free.)


“The mature man lives quietly, does good privately, takes responsibility
for his actions, treats others with friendliness and courtesy, finds
mischief boring and avoids it. Without the hidden conspiracy of goodwill,
society would not endure an hour.”

— Kenneth Rexroth



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