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Subject: DawnWatch: Rescue Ink tonight on the National Geographic
Channel! 9/25/09
From: "DawnWatch" news@dawnwatch. com
Date: Fri, September 25, 2009

Many of you will remember a New York Times story from August last year about a band of tattooed bikers who rescue animals. (The DawnWatch alert on that article, "Heaven's Angels," is at http://tinyurl. com/yb7ta6x) Well, now there is a reality show about them, starting tonight, Friday September 25, on the National Geographic Channel at 10pm. You can find out all about it at http://tinyurl. com/nx928l And I can't resist sharing here what the National Geographic website has to say about the new show, Rescue Ink:

“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.

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.

The website also has links to help you donate to the group, volunteer, or buy Rescue Ink t-shirts, bags and more. Check it out at http://tinyurl. com/nx928l

And please send appreciative comments to the National Geographic Channel at http://channel. nationalgeograph contact

I send appreciation to Elizabeth Boren, who was the first to make sure we knew about this series. Thanks to all who dropped a line.

Happy watching!

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