Abusers intimidating animals
It's not uncommon to see people walk in the other direction when they face a big biker with a ton of tattoos. that is until they find out that this very biker belongs to a gang that has saved numerous animals in the US.After investigating cases of animal abuse, they would go to really violent owners and convince them to give their pets away. They were determined to see it through as they made agreements with animal shelters, helped with the rehabilitation of abused animals and found them new, loving families. And it all started with a group of volunteers from New York.The gang worked with the police and public organizations in order to protect animals from abuse, within the boundaries of the law. But people knew about them and didn't hesitate to call them for help.The team received anywhere between 1,000 to 3,000 messages per day from all around the world... With 250 calls per day and so many emails, they were able to rescue a lot of dogs, horses, cats, pigs, chicken, fish and on one occasion, a 5-foot boa constrictor.
In domestic abuse situations, an abuser harms animals in the home to intimidate or threaten their human victims and to show power and control.
(Arluke & Luke) • A 1983 study found that in 83% of the homes where children were being abused, animals were also being abused or neglected.
(De Viney, Dicket & Lockwood) The connection between animal cruelty and humane violence is clear, and according to a study by Lockwood and Church, “The FBI identifies animal cruelty as one of the several juvenile behaviors with increasingly violent behavior.” In 2015 the FBI decided to categorize animal cruelty as a “Group A” felony, making it easier for them – as well as local law enforcement – to track cases.
Another member waded into a pond near a sewer to save a duck. The truth is, we are super animal lovers (and protectors).
Through the years, and through many caseloads, obstacles, and downright challenges, we remain strong and dedicated to our mission," they stated on their site.