Rescue Ink is a rescue group that is, as they claim, not for your mother! This is a NYC based group with massive amounts of attitude, whose purpose is not just to rescue animals of many species, but to educate people about animal abuse and neglect.
While writing the post about Operation Roger, which is an animal transport group based here in Texas , I became aware of the Animal Rescue Flights group which is another non-profit group of private pilots donating their time and planes to transport rescued animals across the country. They worked with Rescue Ink on a particularly heart rending case. And that is how I became aware of this organization. However, they have had quite a bit of press in the past.
This is a , how shall I say it, a very “colorful” group of volunteers. They have attitude. And they proudly proclaim it. As their home page states “This Ain’t Your Mother’s Rescue Group.” They are a group of rather intimidating looking guys , well muscled and well tattooed. And they have a distinct philosophy that they are ready to share with everyone. These guys feel they have been given a second chance and all animals deserve the same opportunity. They have rescued over 1000 animals ranging from chickens, to dogs, to horses. Incidentally, I learned quite a bit from reading about one of their rescued colts. There are, essentially, the equivalent of puppy mills in the horse world. For an eye-opening look at how the horse industry works read the story of Neveah and Adajio.
It appears that most of their fundraising events are in the New York area, which is unfortunate because I would love to attend one. On October 29th , they are having their First Annual Rescue Ink Foundation Halloween Fund Raiser. An expected crowd of 1,000 people will have the opportunity to mingle with many luminaries, and will also be treated to some fine entertainment ranging from tarot card readers to the finest tattoo artists, to fire dancers and live music.
After talking to people involved in these rescue groups that I have recently written about I am reminded that it takes many, many people to make these rescue efforts successful. It takes people from all over the country, with all sorts of backgrounds, politics, and attitudes to make it happen!