There is a common belief that individuals belonging to various subcultures, such as metalheads or bikers, lack empathy. However, one can challenge this notion by looking at the example of the Rescue Ink biker gang, who has been actively involved in rescuing pets for several years.
Operating in Long Island, New York, an area known for its prevalence of dog fights, the gang takes on the mission of dismantling these rings. Through daring raids, they forcibly rescue the helpless animals from their abusers.
Recently, the gang has expanded its efforts to ensure that pet owners treat their animals well and refrain from abuse. In some cases, they even seek assistance from private detectives to gather evidence against neglectful or cruel owners.
To further support their cause, the gang has established their own shelter. Initially, they rented a house on the ocean shore, but after it was deemed unsafe due to a 2011 storm, they have now transformed a large hangar into a dog sanctuary with well-equipped enclosures.
Their work goes beyond rescue as they also focus on socializing the animals and finding them loving homes through adoption.
It is worth noting that many members of this tattooed biker gang had previously led immoral lives, with some having served time in jail or being associated with criminal organizations. However, their involvement in this noble cause has allowed them to reintegrate into society and become valued members once again.