When you think of biker gangs, you think of big, burly men with tattoos and beards. When it comes to this group of guys, you’re right about their outward appearance, but don’t read a book by its cover!
In reality, bikers with tattoos who look intimidating have saved numerous animals in the US. They investigated cases of animal ᴀʙᴜsᴇ, came to violent owners and convinced them to give their pets away. The men made agreements with animal shelters, have helped animals with rehabilitation, and found new families for cats, dogs, and horses. And such an organization was born. The Rescue Ink organization was taking away animals from bad owners when the police were helpless.
Rescue Ink was a prominent biker gang between 2008 to 2014. They found a niche in cases that law enforcement simply couldn’t tackle. If a dog had a “proper” shelter per the wording of the law, law enforcement couldn’t seize a dog left in the cold. But the bikers would either convince the owner to surrender the dog, or even better, build or buy a better cold-weather doghouse.
“Some people like to think of us as superheroes. The truth is, we are super animal lovers (and protectors). Through the years, and many caseloads, obstacles, and downright challenges, we remain strong and dedicated to our mission.”
Rescue Ink cooperated with the police and public organizations. They did all they could within the boundaries of the law to protect animals from ᴀʙᴜsᴇ. Their work depended fully on donations. The men made agreements with numerous rescues and veterinarians and were a valuable resource in some pretty heinous cases. They managed to stay within the boundaries of the law, cooperate with police and handle over 1,000 emails and up to 250 phone calls every day. They’ve rescued everything from dogs and cats to horses and a boa constrictor. One member went as far as taking a kitten wherever he went because he had to bottle feed it every couple of hours.