Dedicated to Southeastern Michigan's Communities: The Emergency Animal Relief Foundation (TEAR)
OVRS believes charitable giving and community involvement is an important responsibility. That’s why we are dedicated to the Southeastern Michigan veterinary communities through involvement both as individual citizens and as a hospital. OVRS is pleased to have founded The Emergency Animal Relief (TEAR) foundation, a non-profit organization initiated by the support staff and management of OVRS.
TEAR's main objectives:
- To provide charitable funding for emergency medical care for sick and injured animals brought in by “Good Samaritans”
- To provide support to qualified clients in need of financial assistance by providing emergency grants to help supplement the cost of care
- To sponsor clinic research for the advancement of veterinary medicine
- To enhance community education of veterinary medicine
Join a Fundraising Event
Support the TEAR Foundation at one of our future events. Come experience the joy of being part of a meaningful event and collaborate with a wonderful group of individuals who share our goal of saving the lives of animals in need of emergency veterinary care. Please let us know if you would like to help sponsor our next fundraising event, or if you would like to be a guest by emailing us at TEAR@ovrs.com or by calling (248) 334-6877 Extension 279.
Our Latest Fundraisers
The Fifth Annual Companion Animal Classic Golf Event
The TEAR Foundation, along with the many "four legged friends" the foundation has helped save, would like to invite you to participate in our Fifth Annual Golf Tournament, being held on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at the Pine Trace Golf Course in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Click here for more detailed information.
Ready to register? Click here to download the registration form.
Sponsorships are still available at a range of levels. Click here for more information.
The Third Annual Bugaboo Whitt Memorial Bowling Fundraiser
Thanks to everyone who joined us in making the Third Annual Bugaboo Bowling Fundraiser the best one yet! Thanks to your contributions of nearly $3,000 the lives of 6 animals will be saved or enhanced through the TEAR Foundation. Thanks for your support, and we look forward to seeing you again next year!
The Bugaboo Whitt Memorial Raffle
Building on the success in 2012, the Bugaboo Whitt Memorial Raffle is back for 2013, giving you another chance to win an amazing basket of the "Best of Detroit"! Click here for more details and to buy your tickets today!
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Our foundation is funded solely by contributions from compassionate individuals who want to help us with what we do best—HELP Animals.
TEAR Foundation - “Our Family Pet Wall”
TEAR Contribution Form
Help save a pet’s life by contributing to the Good Samaritan Fund at the OVRS TEAR Foundation
A Special Thanks to our Sponsors -- TEAR Foundation
The following is a list of the generous sponsors of the 3rd Annual Companion Animal Classic Golf Event. Click here for more information.
Faithful Companion -- Platinum Sponsor
Schechter Benefits Advisors -- Gold Sponsor
BCN Services -- Silver Sponsor
Novartis Animal Health -- Hole Sponsor
Westie Rescue Michigan -- Hole Sponsor
Hills Pet Nutrition -- Hole Sponsor
Elanco -- Hole Sponsor
Pfizer Animal Health -- Hole Sponsor
Royal Canin -- Hole Sponsor
A Special Thanks to our Sponsors -- Cliome Collins Cancer Fund
The Emergency Animal Relief (TEAR) Foundation “Our Family” wall is located in the lobby of the Oakland Veterinary Referral Services. This commemorative wall represents a permanent tribute to a beloved pet or person in your life. The tile you purchase for placement on “Our Family” wall will serve not only as a lasting legacy for a loved one, but also as a way to benefit animal health. Whether you purchase a tile or make a general contribution, the donations received will provide funding to Good Samaritans, animal rescuers, non-profit organizations and pet owners to help them care for animals in life-threatening situations.
To the Staff of Oakland Veterinary Services,
Just saying “thanks” and adding, too, it was especially nice of you for the care, services and compassion you provide.
God Bless each and every one of you for the wonderful things you do. I hope this will help.
Max and Oliver
To all involved, please use this small donation to help in the care and treatment of precious “Miracle”. As long as there are people in the world who see this type of tragedy as a cause worth fighting for there will always be HOPE. Thank you all for your dedication and kind, loving hearts. Please give that puppy a kiss for me.