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    Thumbs up Rescue Ink: Tattooed bikers against animal abuse

    About 15 years ago, a group of animal-loving, tattooed bikers in the New York area began acting on behalf of abused animals. The men volunteered at shelters and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty Toward Animals, and they tried to solve cases of missing or abused animals that other organizations had neither the time nor the resources to address.

    About a year ago, they took up the name Rescue Ink, and now work full time investigating cases of animal abuse. Members of the group recently responded at a site in Elmhurt, Queens, where a caller had reported that five pit bulls were caged in the back of a used-car lot.


    The men approached from the back and several of them climbed up a stack of cement slabs to peer over a wall into the lot. In a large enclosure behind a chain-link fence, four pit bulls stared back at them, tails wagging, coats sleek and mouths wide open, like smiling crocodiles.



    As it turned out, the dogs were not confined and in fact had ample space. Mike Tattoo (real name Mike Ostrosky), second from left, with Anthony Missano, known as Big Ant, and other members of Rescue Ink, advised the owner of the lot that the dog house, seen against the brick wall, needed more shade.



    In the car dealership's garage area, they found a female pit bull with a litter of pups yelping in a room behind her. Nick Maccharoli, who goes by the name Batso, right, rubbed the dog's head, and she wagged her tail. He fed her a treat from his pocket and patted her neck. "Aw,"he said, "she's O.K., she's a good girl."



    When members of Rescue Ink reached the dogs' owner by phone, they asked if he needed help placing the puppies. Big Ant adopted one, and the owner agreed to let the bikers take the mother and the other three female dogs to be spayed and returned to him at no cost.






    Desi Calderon, who goes by Des, is known as "the Cat Man." He had been carrying the rescued cat everywhere for the past week and a half. "This little guy has to eat every few hours," he said.



    Since they started doing this work, two of the Rescue Ink members have lost their construction jobs. They spend their nights researching and making phone calls, and spend fair amounts of money on pet food and vet bills.



    Tough Guys and Puppies - The New York Times > N.Y. / Region > Slide Show > Slide 12 of 12

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    Oh....I'm in love with these guys. LOVE. I don't care what they look like. They have hearts of gold.

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    They are so cute holding those puppies and kitties.
    I especially like the last picture, that man looks so happy just holding a little kitty.

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    wow! what a generous heart these guys have...the pictures are so
    cute! thanks for sharing this beautiful story

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    I love them too!! It is SO nice to read a happy animal story for a change!

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    They are just adorable

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    they are true heroes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KrisNine View Post
    Oh....I'm in love with these guys. LOVE. I don't care what they look like.
    Oh me too!!!!!
    "the place you live in is that much more drab and empty that they're gone"

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    Great story!! I bet they could scare the crap out of animal abusers!!!
    I'm not quite drunk enough to really care, but is this her violation of her violation of her violation of her violation of probation or her violation of her violation of her violation of her probation????? ~MontanaMama on LL's latest arrest.

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    Awesome guys. Who cares what they look like.

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    Lovely! Men who love animals just warm my heart! And those pitbull pups are adorable.
    If you reveal your secrets to the wind you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.

    - Kahlil Gibran

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tati View Post
    Lovely! Men who love animals just warm my heart! And those pitbull pups are adorable.
    Pitbull puppies are just the cutest, fattest, roly-poly things ever!!!

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    Love the way that kitten is looking up at that man

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