The biggest Slumber Party of the year is taking place at TEARS Animal Rescue on three consecutive Saturdays in November 2023.
Currently in its 10th year, and the most important fundraiser on the TEARS event calendar sees pet lovers of all ages supporting and raising funds for the charity by spending a night cuddling rescue dogs or cats.
The Sleepathon event is not only vital to the charity's sustainability as a rescue, treatment, rehabilitation, and rehoming facility, but it also makes a difference in rescue pets' lives by exposing them to an unforgettable night of treatment and cuddles.
Every registered “Snoozer” is provided with a Welcome Pack that enables them to kick-start their own Back-A-Snoozer funding campaign with some great incentives for those that raise R3000 or more for completing their Sleepathon challenge. There are 100 tickets available per event evening and the target is to sell 300 tickets.
“Snoozers” are required to check-in at the Shelter at 5pm for an evening of face-licking hospitality and a delicious plant-based dinner. Everyone is encouraged to bring sleeping bags and camping gear, as well as snacks and treats to make their sleepover as memorable as possible. The Sleepathon is only officially over at 7am the next morning.
For the past 24 years, TEARS has provided a vital rescue, treatment, rehabilitation and rehoming sanctuary for vulnerable companion animals in the Southern Peninsula. As a pro-life, Public Beneficiary Organisation (PBO) with a Veterinary Hospital, two Mobile Clinics, and a Cattery and Kennel that house up to 230 rescued companion animals, the organisation provides free sterilisation, vaccination, and primary healthcare to at-risk and homeless pets. TEARS relies on the financial support of caring individuals, corporates and Trusts and Foundations to deliver on its mission and mandate to support vulnerable pets and pet owners.