EBARR was founded in 2008. It was born out of the belief that there was a need in the community for a high quality rescue group that accepts cats and dogs (under certain conditions) from the community. Since our inception we have had thousands of adoptions of orphaned animals; many community surrenders and cats and dogs that were at risk of being euthanized at the local animal shelters.

Our goal is to reduce abuse of animals and
prevent more animals from entering shelters.
— Nicole Martinez, President of EBARR

What We've Achieved

We have overcome all of our obstacles and can now say we are stable.  We still have an hugely challenging job, however we continue to hold our head up high and do what we do.  

With every animal saved and every animal who finds a forever home, we know there are hundreds behind who may not.  This is incredibly motivating and incredibly heartbreaking, however we figure out how to move past every single challenge.   

Even though we experienced major leadership transition in 2016 as well as lost our boarding facility, we never gave up on any of the animals and proud to say that each one went into a home.



  • Saved over 300 animals in 2017
  • Saved countless animal from the community at risk of severe medical issues in the near future. 
  • Started an adult cat program in 2017 to help cats who generally slip through the cracks at adoption events.  they now get highlighted and the chance for forever homes that they deserve.
  • Intervened early to stop puppies from maturing and producing more unwanted litters.
  • Over 100 adoptions during 2016 even during the hardest year in Ebarr history.
  • A very few individuals have overcome crazy obstacles to save this rescue in the last 2 years, by continuing to put our needs aside.  We believe we are needed in this community of animals and animal lovers.