This Is Our Mission
We are using the tools of the legal system and the court of public opinion to:
- Fight to give SoCal animal guardians (aka “animal owners”) the basic legal
and constitutional rights they're entitled to but aren't afforded;
Challenge the status quo and fix SoCal's broken animal control system;
Force independent oversight of SoCal's unchecked Animal Services system
and hold personnel accountable when they abuse their authority.
- Instruct people about how to assert their legal rights to protect themselves and their animals.
- Bring California's 30 year-old laws into the 21st century to align them with today's social values:
have courts treat animals as beings, not property (which will allow the justice system to work as it is supposed to).
This Is What We Do
EMPOWER THOSE WHO LOVE THEIR ANIMALS. If you are like most people,
you are unaware of your legal rights as an animal caregiver (or, as some say, “owner”). Animal Services personnel rely on people being uninformed and intimidated so they can do whatever they want without resistance. [more]
NOVEL LAW SUITS TO CREATE CHANGE. File suits to hold Animal Services accountable to file current laws; and to change the laws to protect people's property rights (even before the laws are changed to reflect that animals are not merely property).
"DANGEROUS DOG" CASES. We intervene with local Animal Service
Departments to save family animals from being impounded or killed. [more]
DOG SHOOTINGS. Through law suits and officer training,
we fight to put an end to needless dog shootings by police. [more]
RESCUE GROUP SUPPORT. We help very small rescues,
whose funds are better spent on animals than on legal issues. [more]