Once again the time has come for OVRS’ annual Companion Animal Classic! Now in its fifth year, this event has become perennial favorite fundraising event for TEAR Foundation, and this year will be no exception.

This year’s event will be held on Wednesday, June 26, at the Pine Trace Golf Club in Rochester Hills. Registration and breakfast begin at 8 a.m. with the shotgun start firing at 9 a.m.

This year’s Companion Animal Classic will benefit TEAR and its efforts to provide the pets in our area with emergency care, even when their owners cannot afford the costs.

With many of our community members still feeling the impact of the economic downturn these past years, it is not uncommon to find that many pet owners are still struggling to pay for emergency medical care for their pets. Thankfully, many pets are able to receive the lifesaving care they need thanks to TEAR Foundation.

What is TEAR?

Every year, hundreds if not thousands of families have to make the choice between providing life-saving emergency treatment for their beloved pet or saying goodbye before they’re ready. More often than not, the balance of that decision hinges on the financial considerations of the treatment needed and the realities of the family’s pocketbook.

Luckily, the pets and pet owners of Southeastern Michigan have a resource to assist them when tragedy strikes. TEAR (The Emergency Animal Relief) Foundation is a community-supported assistance program founded by the veterinarians of OVRS to help pets and their families when they need it the most.

TEAR’s main objectives are:

  • 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

“Fore” Legged Friends

We hope that you are as excited as we are for this fun fundraising event! Even if you are not a golfer, this event offers many terrific ways to get involved and support the good works provided by TEAR Foundation.

Volunteer and sponsorship opportunities are still available, and online registration is open—so what are you waiting for? This is the perfect opportunity to come together and support the companion animals in crisis throughout our community.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or for more information.

We hope to see you there!