ANIMALS

A Group Of Tough Bikers Come Together To Rescue Animals From Their Mean Owners

Date April 10, 2019

At first glance, one would assume these tough and tattooed-up biker guys are no different from the gangs that are known for wreaking havoc more than for actually helping out, but these men are quite unique.

Rather than break stuff and promote violence, the Rescue Ink is doing the opposite. They are rescuing animals from cruelty.

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This group of tough-looking animal-lovers came together in 2007 when they discovered their shared interest in helping animals and, since then, they have been able to save countless creatures.

They are aware that their burly exteriors and tattoos make them look menacing, so they have actually taken advantage of that when helping animals escape bad homes.

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Joe Panzarella, the leader of the pack, once told People that cops have certain boundaries within the law so, when they approach animal abusers, the perpetrators may take advantage of their knowledge of these officers' limits.

However, because of the appearance of the Rescue Ink, the abusers are usually unsure of what is going on and have no clue what might happen next, so they are more likely to be cooperative and think twice before getting violent.

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Panzarella also talked about how they were able to give a dog named Spike a better life. He said that the animal's owner initially fell in love with the dog as a puppy, but as it grew up, they lost interest.

The dog was outside [in a pen] 24 hours a day, in the rain, the sleet, the snow...

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The dog was in a terrible state for three years until one day someone contacted the Rescue Ink and the group went to the home to talk to the owners, who eventually relinquished the dog to them.

Panzarella said that even though they had witnessed similar situations when it came to animal abuse, each animal was special to them and, with each rescue, their desire to help even more animals was reignited.

The Rescue Ink works hand-in-hand with law enforcement, the ASPCA, Animal Control, PETA and the Humane Society.

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These are big, tough men but they have tender hearts. Thanks to them, many animals were able to escape truly awful situations.

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