Eleuthera Animal Rescue Society (E.A.R.S) is a registered non-profit, volunteer-based animal welfare organization dedicated to promoting responsible pet ownership and helping abused, abandoned and stray dogs, cats and other animals. Currently we are a small group of committed individuals who have been working for the past several years to provide basic veterinary care along with spaying and neutering of animals on our island.  This has given us a greater understanding of the importance of community participation. E.A.R.S sees the need to further extend our scope by not just expanding our present network of volunteers, advocates, foster caregivers and veterinarians, but also by working with other organizations both locally and internationally, to create a larger outreach program to educate and support governmental and non-governmental agencies in promoting animal welfare and recognition of the proven link between animal abuse and violent crimes against people.