Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue is an all-volunteer group. Everyone from the rescuers, to the foster coordinator, to the webmaster to the photographer works for Badass in their “free time.”  This also includes the wonderful women who volunteer to run our social media channels including our Facebook page, Twitter Handle, Pinterest account and this here blog.  It’s a lot of work to be sure, but stories like this from the Badass community make it all worth it.  Do you have a story about how our photos, videos and content have inspired you to adopt a Badass dog or maybe foster or volunteer with another animal rescue group?  We’d love to hear from you!  You can use the Submission form on this blog or email
Thank you to Suzanne L. for sharing her story today.
I am an animal lover and follow many animal related blogs on Tumblr. A few months ago, the Badass Animal Rescue blog was “recommended” to me as a blog I might enjoy and after reading just one of their posts I was an ardent follower. Something about the way they named their adoptable dogs after famous people, the way the dogs’ foster parents described them, acknowledging their uniqueness and eccentricities and of course, the group’s mission to rescue dogs from high-kill shelters, had me hooked. We had lost our 15 1/2 year old Sheltie last October and were waiting until we returned from a trip abroad to find a new four-legged family member.
We completed the Badass Adopters application and waited to be approved before we attended any events. We didn’t want to “fall in love” with an animal and not be able to take her home immediately. We followed the stories of several dogs via Facebook and Tumblr. We were able to narrow down our search somewhat: by sex, size and age and became entranced with Tilda Swinton. Tilda attended a few adoption events before we received our final approval from Badass. My husband and I are in our 60s and we felt like teenagers – when will we be approved? Will Tilda still be available? Long story short, we were, she was - and she’s been part of our family now for three joyful weeks. And hey all lived happily ever after :)