Rescue Ink’s Position on Adult Bullying

adversity_03Is the online rumor mill all that different from playground cruelty? We hear stories about bullying more than ever these days, but is society getting better at helping kids, teens—and even adults—cope? Every day the staff at Rescue Ink finds itself, and the organization, at the forefront of sensational posts and headlines. Every day we have to use what we know (and teach) about bullying to minimize its effects. Some days are more challenging than others, especially since operating a non-profit with limited resources already comes with its own set of challenges. We rely solely on the donation of the public, and our outward appearance makes all the difference between whether the public chooses our organization as a recipient of their kindness and generosity, or not.

The core members of Rescue Ink have spent countless hours, and years, educating children and adults alike on the dangerous affects of bullying. We could fill this forum with lots of stories behind how adult bullies behave the way they do because of what happens at home and in their personal lives. They mostly share the same traits—impulsiveness, insecurities from having been ostracized, and mercilessness. The latter being the most harmful to others. Bullies can detect a hot button from miles away and depress it with remarkable accuracy. Instead of challenging this keen ability into something positive, they choose the low road, the road more traveled, and gain a false sense of camaraderie from their bully cohorts.

Adult bullies are no different than the schoolyard type, choosing to misuse what might be considered their unerring talents for locating delicate issues. Sometimes the recipient is a spouse, an elderly parent, their child’s schoolteacher or coach. Often it is a person, a system, or an entity or an organization that—in their mind—has “done them wrong.” Once bullies have determined their targets, they will swat at what they perceive to be the most vulnerable spots daily, both verbally and physically. Sometimes to any singular ear, and when possible, on any online forum available for their ranting.

At Rescue Ink, we’re not very tolerant of this behavior. We know who the bullies and the bully groups are—by name, by face, and by their predictable habits. They seem to hide in the shadows and expose themselves at times when they feel it will gain the most impact or cause the most sensation (at least, in their minds). They pool their resources, travel in online packs, and have no shame in exposing their ill will to anyone who will listen or read. As an organization we consistently choose to look past their mostly impotent actions, but at times we react with a counter post or defense mechanism. This takes us away from our daily responsibility—caring for abused and neglected animals—and so we limit our rebuttals with the full understanding that the general public, and our friends, fans and supporters, are educated enough to know why. If you have been the recipient of online abuse from a single person or group regarding your support of Rescue Ink, please alert us via email at contact@rescueink.org.

Rescue Ink will always adhere fearlessly to our mission “The Advocacy and Protection of All Animals.” Thank you for your continued support.

The Rescue Ink Team

Rescue Ink Announces New “One Dollar Saves a Dog” Program

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Every dog does not live a ‘Dog’s Life’ right here in our own country.  

While many people spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars buying puppies, there are thousands of amazing dogs of all ages who are minutes away from being put down, who are abandoned by owners who aren’t equipped to handle the responsibilities of owning a dog (or other pet), and who are abused so badly that they have to be taken away from their owners to avoid permanent harm or death.

And while there are many people who are committed to adopting and rescuing dogs at risk, there are more dogs that need good forever homes than there are people stepping in to adopt one.

At Rescue Ink we make it our business to ‘educate’ animal abusers in whatever legal way necessary.  Often we take in to our shelter dogs who have been severely abused, and are in need of medical attention, re-socializing, feeding and loving care.  And we need your help to do so.

We are proud to announce our new One Dollar Saves a Dog program.

We need your support.  The program is similar to programs offered by many zoos and aquariums across the country, where for a donation pledge you can ‘adopt’ a giraffe, or a rhinoceros, for example.  You don’t take the giraffe home, you don’t have to feed it or walk it or care for it.  But your donation supports the cost of food, housing and medical care – which is a lot more than most people think.

Our One Dollar Saves a Dog program works the same way.  You pledge and donate only $1 a week – that’s less than you spend on a coffee at Starbucks every day.  Your dollar goes a very long way.

You can help pay for urgent medical care, feeding, housing and care.

Every penny of your One Dollar a week goes towards the care of a special dog who needs to eat, sleep and be cared for safely, until we can find a forever home for him or her.  When you pledge a commitment of One Dollar a week, your donation helps us accomplish our mission to end animal abuse and save as many beautiful lives as we can.

Please think about what you could possibly do with One Dollar A Week that could be a better use of such a small amount.  For the dogs here at Rescue Ink, your One Dollar A Week is like a million.  We’ve spent a ton of money rebuilding our shelter which was destroyed completely in Hurricane Sandy, and we are expanding our facility for dogs, cats, rabbits and other animals who have been abused or are in need of medical care, housing and most of all human love until we can find the right adoptive home for them to live their lives surrounded by love and people who really care.

To become a donor or for more information please visit our donation page now at www.rescueink.org/donate.html

Rescue Ink is a 501c(3) non-profit animal welfare organization, ID# 26-2694976, which exists for the advocacy and protection of all animals.

Rescue Ink and ThoranSoft Introduce Facebook App – RISA

Combining technology and strength to fight and stop animal cruelty
The RISA App helps the public report crimes of animal abuse and neglect

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The facts are clear—animal abuse is a bridge crime. Most serial killers, pedophiles and rapists started off by abusing animals, at one time or another in their lives. They practice on animals, and when they feel confident or can’t feed that sickness inside anymore, they move on to something they deem to be helpless, which is usually a small child, woman or elderly person.  These are the people that Rescue Ink seeks out on a daily basis.

The new RISA application, developed and donated by ThoranSoft, Inc., collects worldwide, pertinent information on abuse cases specifically for Rescue Ink. The information is then acted upon as fast as humanly possible, with the most heinous cases taking first priority.  The information is also translated into statistical data for public viewing. When a municipality, lawmakers, universities or other rescuers need information on abuse and neglect in a specific area, they can have this data at their fingertips. This will help to pass laws as well as help people know where to focus their attention and prove certain patterns of abuse and neglect over time. The more people report abuse and neglect, the more statistical data this application will have.

The new RISA App also serves other functions. It is a portal to information on existing abuse laws throughout the United States and Quebec, CA. as well as linking rescued shelter animals to potential adoptive families. Visit the RISA App page for links to information on these topics, as well as general information about the app.

ThoranSoft, experts in Web and Business Intelligence application development, uses cutting-edge technology in all of the apps they build. They have developed and donated RISA to Rescue Ink for a simple reason – they are animal lovers and are against the abuse and cruelty brought upon innocent beings. For more information on ThoranSoft, visit them online at www.thoransoft.com.