Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
To further that goal, EARN’s attorneys act as pro-bono or contingency based legal counsel representing individuals who wish to file lawsuits that will protect or expand the rights of animals. EARN is specifically interested in cases that have a systematic influence. While we recognize that every animal is equally important, EARN focuses on cases with the potential to expand animal rights across the board.
EARN’s primary goal is to put an end to the property status of animals.
Existing laws mistakenly treat animals as if they are inanimate objects, no different than furniture or appliances. Because animals are treated as property, they are denied some of their most fundamental rights. Animals are valuable, intelligent beings capable of compassion, altruism, and heroism, and they deserve to have their lives and interests protected.
EARN also educates members of the community about current animal protection laws while working to strengthen or improve those laws. In addition, EARN serves as a rescue organization for animals that have been mistreated, abused, neglected, or abandoned.
When animals suffer, we all suffer, due to society’s failure to treat animals with the dignity and compassion they deserve. But EARN also recognizes that one of the best things about American society is that it inevitably becomes more compassionate and more tolerant over time. Like the suffrage movement or the civil rights movement that resulted in immense progress for individuals who had been mistreated, EARN believes that the animal rights movement is on the verge of making enormous progress for animals who have been exploited and aims to be at the forefront of this critically important movement. We will do everything in our power to engender that progress.
EARN is a voice for animals who cannot speak for themselves.
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.