You’re Never Too Tough To Care

One of our pals, Mattie, brought this heartwarming story to my attention. It just goes to show no matter how tough you look on the...

Horst Hoefinger  |  Aug 26th 2008


One of our pals, Mattie, brought this heartwarming story to my attention. It just goes to show no matter how tough you look on the outside, sometimes you’re just a big softie on the inside.

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.

This is such an inspiring story. It really goes to show that the old adage, don’t judge a book by its cover, is true. There’s a great slide show that goes along with the story, well worth taking a minute to view.