04/30/2012 12:01 pm ET

Brooklyn Man Rescues Abandoned, Missing Pit Bulls

Imagine, for a second, that Captain Ahab dwelled not on a boat bobbing through the ocean, but right here in Brooklyn. He swapped his spear for a sturdy steel cage, and he's searching not for a big white whale, but a big black pit bull.

It’s an association that’s hard to shake when listening to Sean Casey, whose animal rescue facility takes in roughly 150 unwanted pets each month, describe the process of searching for a set of pit bulls who have been roaming the Midwood area for the past three years.