(if you are down in the dumps and this doesn't make you smile even a little, it's time for a meds check. :) this is my new favorite tv show, well, after Flashforward and the Seinfeld reunion coming up on Curb... new york former bad guys rescuing animals??? i mean, what is better than this? really? okay, i just heard that the Rating thing is broken so no more ranting about people not Rating this post. i want this show to stay on the air and this is my small action. i mean, shit, i'm as depressed as a bipolar 2 gal gets but still trying to share good things with you people. oh, and remember, Folkie Friday starts this week. also considering TV Tuesday since i'm basically a walking talking TV Guide.)
About Rescue Ink Unleashed (on NatGeo cable channel at 10 PM on Fridays! if you have comcast, it's 273.)
“If you don’t like us from the way we look, we can’t help that. But if you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem, so stay out of the way.”
— Joe Panz, Leader, Rescue Ink
In New York’s war on animal abuse, some of the worst offenders are pursued by a group of tattooed motorcycle-riding tough guys on a mission to save animals in danger. They call themselves Rescue Ink, and these are their stories.
Princess cowers in her new environment as Rescue Ink's Big Ant introduces the frightened pit bull to her new forever home.
Rescue Ink's Joe Panz with a rooster on a farm in upstate New York where Rescue Ink relocated some stray chickens to from the streets of Queens.
Rescue Ink's Big Ant (Left) and Batso volunteer at an adoption fair to help find the pit bull mix Ebony a permanent home.
Rescue Ink transforms this old ambulance into a hot-rod animal rescuing machine.
Members of Rescue Ink gather to discuss a game plan on how to catch a group of stray chickens running amok in Queens, New York.
(And, btw, wtf????? people are not rating this thing and im' pissed off. at least rate this for these guys and what they are doing, for freak's sake!!!! i rate everytihng i read unless it's pure pure carp/crap. people!!!! come on. i'm in a deeep bipolar 2 depression and i made the effort to post this shit to cheer myself and others up.)
Read more: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/rescue-ink-unleashed/all/Overview45#tab-Photos/1#ixzz0T0qffjNy
In a metropolitan area with more than 20 million residents, thousands of animals — dogs, cats, and even chickens and piranhas — are neglected, abused, hoarded or housed illegally. A few years ago, eight tough guys from the mean streets, who frequented hot rod shows and tattoo parlors, discovered their strongest bond was actually a passion for animals — and they formed a rescue organization like no other. Some have violent and turbulent pasts, complete with run-ins with the law, but all are seeking redemption and solace in their mission to save animals from human abuse.
This new weekly series that documents this unlikely group of animal activists on their crusade to save helpless, abandoned and abused animals. The eclectic band of brothers — composed of club bouncers, security guards and even a retired New York Police Department (NYPD) detective — is on call 24/7 to take on cases no one else will. They’re not cops, animal experts or even animal control. They’re just big guys with even bigger hearts and a desire to save animals from deplorable living conditions and abusive or simply misguided owners.
Read more: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/rescue-ink-unleashed/all/Overview45#tab-about-the-show#ixzz0T0q1nRgQ