Online shopping is the best thing in the history of ever, and now, during South Africa’s Covid-19 lockdown, online shopping is booming like never before. These days, there’s almost nothing you can’t do online from the comfort and safety of your home. If you’re looking for a way to shop for all your pet essentials online during lockdown and love the idea of supporting an animal shelter at the same time then you need to check out the TEARS online shop.
In an effort to create a sustainable income stream for animals in need, TEARS Animal Rescue continues to operate its TEARS online shop during lockdown. All profits made from online pet food and supplies purchases – including treats, health and medication, and tick, flea and worm protection – are redirected to providing homeless animals rescue, relief, and protection. Collection and delivery options are available to Cape Town residents.
Shop trust food brands and treats online
Stocking a wide range of premium pet food and pet supply brands, all sold at retail prices, the TEARS shop is convenient and offers a way to give back just by doing your regular pet food shopping online. All profit generated from the TEARS online shop fuels the care TEARS provides and the work they do to help animals and support communities in need.
Each purchase contributes towards the shelter, rehabilitation, and care of 250 companion animals at TEARS Animal Rescue, with proceeds feeding back into numerous TEARS outreach schemes. These include the sterilisation and vaccination of companion animals in vulnerable communities, children’s education programmes, and the rescue of animals in distress across Cape Town’s South Peninsula.
Trusted food brands available from TEARS online include Acana, Eukanuba, Hill’s, Iams, Montego, Field & Forest, Orijen, Royal Canin, Ultradog, and Vets Choice. Also included are premium care products like Bravecto, Broadline, Capstar, Frontline, Milbemax, NexGard, Revolution, Seresto, and Triworm for flea, tick, and worm treatments. Mobiflex, Protexin, Uncanni and From The Barkery supplements and treats are also available to order.
Goods can be arranged for collection within two days of pruchase from TEARS Head Office (Lekkerwater Road, Sunnydale, Cape Town) or delivery within 2–4 working days at R90 courier fee (Cape Town only).
Pay it forward to an animal in need
TEARS Animal Rescue has launched a Pay It Forward Pet Food Appeal in response to the increase in requests the organisation is receiving from pet owners living in low-income communities and who are struggling to feed their pets as a direct result of the Lockdown.
The public is invited to purchase a bag of pet food from the TEARS online shop to feed hungry pets with all purchases made on the site being distributed to those most affected within at-risk communities TEARS supports. Click here to visit the TEARS online shop and pay it forward and fill empty bowls.
Says TEARS Animal Rescue General Manager, Lauren Carlyle, “We cannot underestimate the impact that the COVID-19 Lockdown is having on people who have lost their source of income, been retrenched or been placed on unpaid leave. This doesn’t only have dire consequences on the people living on or near the breadline, but it’s fast becoming an animal welfare crisis.
TEARS is receiving dozens of calls for help from financially compromised pet owners who aren’t able to feed or look after their pets. As conditions continue to deteriorate, we expect an increase in the number of cats and dogs being surrendered, abandoned or left to starve as owners struggle to put food on the table.”
Registered as an essential service during the Lockdown, and with its established infrastructure and operational footprint in low-income communities in the Southern Peninsula of the Western Cape (namely Vrygrond, Ocean View, Redhill, and Masiphumelele), TEARS Animal Rescue has been assisting sick, injured and stray pets as well as distributing donated and sponsored pet food from Ladles of Love, Avi-Products, Marltons and the general public to communities and families most affected by the Lockdown.
“Your contribution offers vulnerable animals a second chance. Whether it’s to pay it forward or to buy your own pet staples, use your shopping power for good by buying from the TEARS Online Shop,” concludes Kruyt.
While TEARS Animal Rescue is closed to the public for the duration of the Lockdown, the TEARS Online Shop, Veterinary Hospital and Mobile Clinic remain open. Please allow for extra lead time on deliveries due to delays