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Rescue Ink: How Ten Guys Saved Countless Dogs and Cats, Twelve Horses, Five Pigs, One Duck,and a Few Turtles Hardcover – September 17, 2009
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About the Author
Denise Flaim was a staff writer at Newsday from 1994 to 2008 and is the author of The Holistic Dog Book and Getting Lucky: How One Special Dog Found Love and a Second Chance at Angel's Gate. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
I like this. I like these guys' stories. I got a good laugh every now and then, especially with the pig round up. I respect what these guys are trying to do, save the animals one dog or pig at a time. When they can't coax an owner to part with a neglected pet, they build a dog house for it. When families cannot afford to spay or neuter, these guys find a vet to do it for free. When they are not rescuing pets, they are visiting schools and talking to troubled kids or spreading the word and their phone numbers to encourage people to report animal abuse.
I hope there is a sequel. This was about getting to know the guys and their stories. What childhood experiences made them what they are today? Why do they care so much about animals? What made them start this group? And of course, there are rescue stories. I hope there is another, or even a series of books for those of us that don't get the National Geographic channel. I understand they have a show coming out.
Thumbs up, Rescue Ink.
I'm going to buy several more as gifts. A perfect book for kids too....any age.
These guys are really something! The other reviewer ( Doglover )only gave it 3 stars because he/she felt it didn't do the guys justice. That may very well be....I don't know them personally....but after reading this book I sure wish I did...buy it..you won't be sorry.
But "the stereotype of the crazy cat lady in tennis shoes feeding kittens out of pie tins in a vacant lot" is JUST that -- a Stereotype and NOT fact. It reminds me of what the Environmentalists used to be called in the late 1960's: "Little old ladies in tennis shoes" -- again, another very erroneous stereotype.
(BTW-- feeding cats -- who WILL be TNR'd -- in vacant lots with pie tins IS logical. Rescuers -- male and female -- KNOW that light-weight paper plates will blow away in the wind and cause some not-too-happy feelings among the local residents by adding even more litter to the area).
"Cat Ladies" have risked life and limb -- including one woman who single-handedly TNR'd ferals in parts of Bensonhurst and "tamed" the local populace who at first hated the cats, and then... considered the cats as "theirs" to look after, worry about, and care for.
Anyway, getting back to this very-well written and engrossing book -- these guys are a credit to their ilk -- may there be more people (male and female) like them. They are a living testament to the reality that kindness and compassion do not always come wrapped in cute outer trappings, but in a hard-boiled realistic reaction towards the injustices happening to innocent animals and how to combat it.Read more ›
If you've seen the show RESCUE INK UNLEASHED on National Geographic then you know that this is a group of big guys with big hearts. Life's not easy, and most of these guys had some pretty tough breaks in life. They have all the rough edges you might expect of New York City street kids-turned-bikers. Yet, rather than taking a lesser path they've taken a greater one, and help animals in need and educate the public about animal mistreatment. There's always work to do.
Too many people might judge them on their hard biker image, but the only hardness I saw in them was directed toward animal abusers. The general public and especially animals have great friends in the Rescue Ink crew. I encourage everyone to support their cause.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A heartwarming read. The author presents short pieces revealing the good in everyday human beings. It was a joy to read especially if you are an animal lover.Published 17 months ago by Sherry Lersbak
I really enjoyed this as a summer read. I read it in conjunction with David Rosenfelt's Dogtripping and David Grimm's Citizen Canine. All good reads ... Read morePublished 22 months ago by RISA B SIMON
Biker animal lovers, Animals need about another 10,000 of these guys around the country. Instead of whining about change they go out get it with in your face results. Read morePublished on July 17, 2013 by Jeff H
Great book about what Rescue Ink does. Great stories about the guys!
There my kind of guys!!!:) Read it, you will love it!
I have found my new heroes indeed. Reading this book has restored some of my diminishing faith in humanity, and it has the potential to do the same for you.Published on March 27, 2013 by Sheyshey
One of the main objectives of our tattoo website ([...]) is to promote safer tattooing and show the positive side of people who get/have tattoos. Read morePublished on December 14, 2011 by Alan
We got this book in at the Library where I work and I knew just by looking at the cover that my daughter would love it. Read morePublished on June 20, 2011 by Karen