Long Island tattooed-dude animal rescuers are so soft on pets, they come down hard on abusers.

Credit: National Geographic Channel, 2009

Rescue Ink member Batso and his dog Inka

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Members of Rescue Ink, a Long Island-based animal rescue group. With Denise Flaim they've written "Rescue Ink: How Ten Guys Saved Countless Dogs and Cats, Twelve Horses, Five Pigs, One Duck and a Few Turtles" (Viking, September 2009)

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Members of the Rescue Ink organization pose with animals they have rescued at the Save-A-Pet Animal Rescue and Adoption center in Port Jefferson Station. Each member uses a single name and does not reveal their real name for privacy. (April 12, 2008)

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