“Rescue Ink” – Tough Men Helping Puppies
Do I get the channel Nat Geo (that’s coolspeak for National Geographic)? I’d better find out, because there’s a new reality show called Rescue Ink - and it’s about tough men who help animals.
According to Good Morning America, the show features eight New York tough guys, sporting scowls and plenty of tattoos who call themselves Rescue Ink and dedicate their time to rescuing cats and dogs who have been neglected, abandoned and abused. They are “seeking redemption and solace in their mission to save animals from human abuse,” according to Nat Geo. Check out the promo:
The group formed after its members all read a story about someone in their neighborhood tying a dog to a tree and setting it on fire. “Right then and there we decided we were not going to let this happen again with anyone doing something about it,” member Joe Panz said.
They’re known for taking the jobs that other animal rescuers can’t handle. Some rescue organizations sneak in to take abused animals away from owners in the dead of night, but the Rescue Ink dudes are more badass. “What we do is we go to the guy’s house, knock on the front door and confront the problem,” Big Ant said. “We like to say we give him an education… We have all the time in the world to come back.”