TEARS is a Pro-life, non-profit organisation whose core aim is to rescue, rehabilitate, re-unite and re-home lost, abandoned, abused and neglected dogs and cats.
They strive to meet the needs of the underprivileged communities by:
- Providing primary health care such as vaccinations, deworming and parasite control.
- Offering free sterilisations for their companion animals.
- Providing a scheduled daily Mobile Clinic, offering basic health care (vaccinating, deworming, parasite control) and food to the animals six days a week.
- Establishing an essential working relationship with the residents to protect the rights of the animals. Empowering and supporting them through effective education, guidance and follow up.
- Providing a registered clinic on our premises, offering veterinary care for pets for any condition, illness or injury.
Daily they care for +-300 animals at our shelter, providing them with food, shelter, veterinary care, exercise and positive interaction with people until they can be placed in loving homes. To help sustain their operation they have three charity shops, in Bergvliet, Fish Hoek and Sunnydale and a bookshop in Bergvliet.
Noordhoek Farm Village supports TEARS especially over the Christmas period when many pets are left behind or neglected when people go on holiday. TEARS is having a street collection on Sat 17th December at Noordhoek Farm Village and we encourage all visitors to the village to support generously.
Noordhoek Village Tack Shop supports TEARS by selling TEARS Calendars for 2012. They only cost R100. The Tack Shop also has TEARS Xmas Cards for R18 and R20
Look out for a new book entitled “ Who Wants to Go Walkies” – it’s a beautiful coffee table book that helps to raise funds for TEARS to buy eco-friendly kennels for abused and abandoned pets. The book is dedicated to all the selfless people who give up their valuable time volunteering at animal welfare programmes and institutions around the country to help animals in need.
The pictures in the book depict an entertaining and humorous glimpse at the best time of a dog’s day – walkies! Most of the pictures have been shot locally in the South Peninsula. It’s a wonderful Christmas gift. The book will be on sale at Noordhoek Farm Village for R250.00 on the 11th and 18th of December.
How to Help TEARS:
As they do not receive Government funding, they rely considerably on public donations. These donations come from numerous sources such as private individuals, schools, clubs, businesses, corporates, trusts, bequests, organisations, vets, animal feed companies. Read more on donations and to get bank details.
Donations of unwanted goods are welcomed at the Charity Shops and contribute to the monthly income. TEARS accepts a wide range of quality goods including bric a brac , jewellery, collectables, clothes, linen, appliances, household items, furniture and books.
Become an annual member and receive the quarterly newsletter. You will be advised of all TEARS events and notification of the Annual General Meetings. Read More…
- Adults R175
- Pensioners: R50
- Students: R50
- Life Membership: R875
- Corporates: R1750
Join the MySchool/MyPlanet Programme
Add TEARS to your MySchool, MyVillage and MyPlanet card – as South Africa’s Number one community support system, this programmes raises almost 2 million a month for schools and charities.
The MyVillage MyPlanet programme was launched as an extension of the MySchool programme, to provide community minded individuals the opportunity to support a worthy cause without having a prior relationship with a school. All you need to do is add TEARS as a secondary beneficiary, if you already have a card. Simply call the Client Service Centre to do this on 0860 100 445 – there is no need to get a new card! If you don’t have a card – apply online click HERE
All of our animals available for adoption have been rescued from abuse, neglect, starvation or abandonment. People wishing to adopt a pet are interviewed and homechecks are made to ensure that the adopted family are complying with our Adoption Policy and that the adopted pet is being taken care of.
TEARS has many beautiful, homeless dogs and cats, who are all waiting patiently for someone to love. By adopting one of our shelter pets, you secure a place for another.
“Our dogs and puppies are available for adoption at Porter’s Market on the last Saturday and first Saturday of each month”.
We stock a full range of pet accessories including collars, leads, bowls, litter, litter, trays, beds, cushions, baskets, AND Hill’s Science Plan. Please buy your accessories and food from us as you will be contributing to our income.
As a registered charity, TEARS relies entirely on public donations and the generosity of animal lovers. Being a pro-life society, there is no limit on how long a dog or cat can stay with us, but as the number of animals increases every year, so does our need for support from the community, especially for volunteers of all ages.
We are always looking for volunteers who provide us with a wonderful, much appreciated service. If you would like to volunteer your services, here are a few ways in which to get involved:
Kennels: Working one-on-one with the dogs and puppies. Includes jobs such as walking, grooming, rehabilitating and training our shelter animals, as well as spending time with the dogs and puppies, giving them love and attention or finding them new homes.
Cattery: Working one-on-one with the cats and kittens. Includes tasks such as cleaning litter trays to bottle-feeding, rehabilitation and spending time with the cats and kittens, giving them love and attention or finding them new homes.
Animal Rescue: Help rescue animals in distress.
Gardening: Keen Gardeners with green fingers are always needed to beautify our premises!
Home-Checks: We are desperate for Home Checkers – people who are able to visit adopted animals to ensure their well-being and that our conditions of adoption are being adhered to.
Ideal for those of you who find it too heartbreaking to work with the animals.
Our three charity shops are always in need of assistance to sort and price the donated goods, place them onto the shelves and help the general public.
Helping at events, shows, exhibitions or awareness displays.
Baking, knitting, crafts, needlework.
Selling raffle tickets, Christmas cards, etc.
Collection Tins: Place and gather collection tins to raise much needed funds.
Shake a tin and collect money at our annual street collection.
Animal Food Collector: Collect large amounts of donated food from our sponsors &/or donators to feed our shelter pets & those in disadvantaged communities.
TEARS DOG-WALKING PROGRAMME:
The most important thing we can do for our shelter dogs is to help them form positive associations with all kinds of people. The TEARS Dog-Walking Programme has made great strides (excuse the pun) in ensuring that our dogs receive daily stimulation and interaction with people and other dogs. Organised walking takes place on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, from 10am. New walkers are requested to contact Sam on Tel. No. 021 785 4482 to arrange for a short orientation before they start walking.
OPENING TIMES: Daily MONDAY-SUNDAY (inc.public holidays) 8:30am to 4:30pm
ADOPTION HOURS: MONDAY-SUNDAY (inc.public holidays) 10am to 3:30pm
TEL: 021 785 4482 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
ADDRESS: Lekkerwater Rd, Sunnydale