About Us

We have seen and heard about the things that happen to domestic animals when they fall into the wrong hands. After seeing horror stories time and time again, we asked ourselves what can be done.

 

A domestic animal is abused every 10 seconds in the United States and the outcome for that animal usually relies on the after care given to them.

 

That is where we come in.

We are an organization of motorcycle enthusiasts who ride to raise awareness for these animals and stand up with one voice and say we will not let the fate of these animals go unheard.

We ride and hold events to raise funds for these victims of abuse and neglect.

We also promote proper pet ownership so we can help teach how to stop the abuse and neglect.

We stand together ready to help those who can’t ask for it themselves.

So no more asking yourself what you can do.

Here is your answer.

Help us help them, either by donating to the cause or joining the fight by becoming a member.

 

You can make a difference!

We are a group that has for over a decade been focused on our mission and our cause. We are a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, run exclusively by volunteers. Every dollar raised helps owner-less animals in need. We are proud to say we have helped hundreds of animals and will continue to do so in the years to come. 

OUR MOTTO

“To Say Nothing, To Do Nothing, Stops Nothing.”

OUR MISSION

Bikers Against Animal Cruelty, Inc (B.A.A.C.) is an organized group of compassionate motorcycle enthusiasts who advocate against domestic animal cruelty and neglect, promote responsible pet ownership and help to defray costs of emergency veterinary care for the voiceless and owner less victims of domestic animal cruelty and neglect.

OUR VISION

To encourage a world where animals are treated with respect and dignity.

OUR CORE VALUES

We do what we can to aid and advocate for animals in need with trust, integrity, honesty, respect, simplicity, and synergy.

 

B.A.A.C. is not a rescue group, but we work with many different rescue organizations. Through our volunteer efforts we strive to improve the lives of abused, neglected and unwanted domestic animals everywhere through financial and material support, public outreach and education.  The main goals of B.A.A.C. are to bring awareness to the general public of the different types of domestic abuse and cruelty; advocate for domestic animal welfare and educate on responsible pet ownership.  Through our awareness efforts, we try to significantly decrease the number of unnecessary domestic animal abuse and cruelty cases.

 

The primary mission of our fundraising activities is to help defray the costs of veterinary care for the most severe cases of domestic animal abuse and neglect of strays or surrendered pets on a case-by-case need.

 

B.A.A.C. supports those domestic animals that have no one else looking out for them. B.A.A.C. also helps with the overpopulation of these animals by our Spueter program which helps low-income households to spay or neuter their animals by paying for it.

In 2007 a group of 22 friends who all enjoyed riding motorcycles and doing tribute rides, got together after a largely publicized case of animal cruelty. They all found a common ground as to a good cause to ride for.  Finding out there wasn’t another group riding for animals or with direction of helping these animals after the abuse, they had agreed and founded the organization we have today. Bikers Against Animal Cruelty. 

 

For over a decade we have grown continuously. We have helped hundreds of animals in need and doing more every day. We strive to always do better and our past reflects that. Overcoming all challenges and obstacles we continue to keep our focus.

Dear Reader,

     I became a member of B.A.A.C. in 2012 and from that moment I knew I was where I belonged. Currently B.A.A.C has just over 50 active members as well as many volunteers and I have to say they are some of the finest people I know. Like most, we work full-time jobs and we have spouses, children, families, pets and obligations that fill our remaining free time, yet we still find time to answer daily emails, attend monthly meetings and give hours on Saturdays and Sundays to help animals in need.

     It’s an honor to be involved with such an outstanding group for such a critical cause. For me, it started on March 24, 2010 when my wife and I adopted a dog from TN, that we named ‘Memphis’. We had no idea that a Parvo (Canine Parvovirus) surviving pup would turn our world right side up from that point forward! Within the first couple of weeks of having Memphis we were volunteering with dog rescue which opened our eyes to an entire new world. The reality of homelessness, cruelty and neglect was palpable and there was no way I could sit back hoping that someone would do something. It was too urgent, too meaningful and my morals (and wife) wouldn’t allow it.

     So when I heard of B.A.A.C. I knew I needed to join. In my opinion animals are completely and utterly defenseless against humans. Imagine being alone, scared, unable to communicate your needs or understand the language and all you can do is trust that strangers will have your best interests in mind to care for you, feed you, keep you safe, healthy and free from harm by their hand or anyone else’s. That utter helplessness is what keeps myself and the rest of our members fighting. Awareness and education are very powerful tools. All too often people tell us “I don’t want to know, it’s too sad” or “I can’t even watch those commercials” or “I can’t look at those posts” and we get it, there are many sleepless nights across this organization. But ignoring a problem only empowers it. Turning our back, closing our eyes and pretending it does not exist might be a nice existence, but it’s not reality, and doing so will never stop the suffering, neglect or the torment. Ignoring this problem enables the guilty and silences the victims.

     That is why B.A.A.C.’s motto is ‘To Say Nothing, To Do Nothing, Stops Nothing’. We give everything we have to our mission in the hopes that one day; there will not be a need for groups like us, that one day animal cruelty will be regarded as one of history’s greatest tragedies. But that can only be accomplished when people start to care, speak up and take action. Check with your local community or government to see what you can do to help, believe me, they can use it.

Best Regards,

Greg Belcher

President, B.A.A.C

B.A.A.C. officially started in September 2007. It began as a grassroots effort focused on providing supplies to shelter animals and financial assistance for ownerless cruelty victims so the animals could receive lifesaving medical treatment. Many non-profit groups have limited funding,  so they reach out to organizations like B.A.A.C.  to help offset the potentially life saving costs of treatment. The public outrage of the 2007 Michael Vick animal cruelty case amplified the need to help spread awareness of the daily abuse inflicted on innocent pets who cannot govern their own lives or ask for help.

 

Since its inception, B.A.A.C. has helped dogs, cats, horses, pigs, and a goose receive urgent medical treatment for issues caused by humans. If a problem arises that is out of our scope, we will find the right avenue that will help.  B.A.A.C. members are expected to adhere to their state animal cruelty laws and work with local authorities and Animal Control Officers. 

 

The primary mission of our fundraising activities is focused on helping shelter & rescue organizations provide urgent medical care to owner-less victims of animal cruelty and neglect. We donate funds directly to the treating medical facility to ensure the funds are allocated directly to the specific victim’s bill.

 

Additionally, our fundraising affords us  the ability to provide:

  • food and material support for non-profit organizations, shelters and pet food pantries

  • outreach and education materials to increase public awareness of animal cruelty

  • funding to families to help with the cost of spay/neuter surgery through our Speuter Program

 

We do not rescue or foster, but we support reputable organizations that do by helping with pre-adoption home checks and filling transportation needs. We also attend court cases in support of animals who were preyed upon, abused, and/or killed at the hands of humans; help with donation drives during natural disasters; and spread education and awareness through our events, social media, and website.  

 

Animal cruelty is a huge problem found in many aspects of everyday life. It includes direct (deliberate) to indirect (neglect) by the hands of the most awful people, to simply uneducated people; from factory farms and puppy mills to personal pets. It is an immeasurable problem that encompasses many different animals and scenarios. This makes the idea of ending abuses seem like a very large and unachievable goal. Therefore, we are left with a choice – we could throw our hands up in defeat because the problem is too large – or we can each work on a small piece of the problem, eventually making a positive difference. 

 

Some of our members are vegan, some vegetarian and some are neither, but these personal preferences do not stop us from helping the dog that was set on fire for fun, or the kittens thrown out of the window on the highway, and many other disgusting and horrific acts of animal abuse that we see each day. No matter what, each member of this organization devotes their best to the mission we proudly support.

 

We encourage everyone to become familiar with the animal laws in their state. Know what is legal and illegal, and to know when to put the problem in the hands of the professionals. It’s best to do everything to bring attention to a perceived problem and be wrong, than leave an animal to fend for itself.  

 

Silence enables the guilty – Speak up, ask questions, learn, educate, and spread awareness so one day organizations like ours will not need to exist.

 

Be a voice for the voiceless, and remember – 

To Do Nothing, To Say Nothing, Stops Nothing.

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Bikers Against Animal Cruelty

P.O. Box 68

North Haven, CT 06473

Our Mission: An organized group of motorcycle enthusiasts

who advocate against animal cruelty and neglect while

promoting proper pet ownership

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