There are three things that get my attention: Animals, New York, and Bikers. Combine all three? I’m in love.
As the Creative Director for PetsNPatients*, and as someone who has worked with animals in the past, I have seen first hand how animals can heal and what true unconditional love is. As an animal lover who has serious issues with people who abuse their pets, I am 100% behind what these guys are doing.
Joe Panz, one of the members of Rescue Ink, says in their video introduction that “You don’t send a Boy Scout after a bad guy.” and he’s right. Pets, animals in general, need all of us. Our pets trust us and rely on us for their care. If we aren’t there for them, who will be?
Rescue Ink is a new show premiering on the show later this month on the 25th.
From their site:
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.
You gotta love it. I might be a bit behind as half the world already knows about Rescue Ink, but these guys are incredible and their mission even more so. Go on, check ’em out, you know you want to.
Rescue Ink’s site [ http://www.rescueink.org/ ]
Rescue Ink on MySpace [ http://www.myspace.com/rescueink ]
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PetsNPatients is a Chicago-based non-profit that seeks to provide resources for non for profit pet care targeting patients at risk of loosing their pet due to serious health challenges by illness or accident by providing a “band-aid” of interim pet care.