Funding, Animal Welfare, Oct. 7, 2021, 8:37 a.m.

Spend the Night Cuddling Shelter Animals


TEARS Animal Rescue, a non-profit animal welfare organisation serving the Western Cape’s South Peninsula for the last twenty-two years, is excited to announce that its’ annual flagship fundraising event.....

the TEARS Sleepathon 2021, will be taking place on Saturday the 13th, 20th and 27th of November 2021.

A much anticipated event, the Sleepathon is hosted at the TEARS Animal Rescue Kennels and Cattery in Sunnydale and invites animal lovers of all ages to dedicate one night to cuddling a rescue pet.

Tickets cost R230 per person and registered “Snoozers” are provided with a Welcome Pack that enables them to power their passion for animals into fundraising to help TEARS sustain and grow its rescue, treatment, rehabilitation and rehoming service for homeless and neglected pets. Donations to the TEARS Sleepathon helps to fund to the TEARS Mobile Clinic and TEARS Veterinary Hospital that provides vital healthcare, including free vaccinations and sterilisations, for pets from low-income communities.




















Head of Fundraising at TEARS, Lara Van Rensburg says, The TEARS Sleepathon is one of our favourite and most important fundraising events of the year. In addition to its’ role as a critical revenue generator for the organisation, it has a massive positive impact on the animals in our care. We like to believe that our Sleepathoners’ also enjoy the experience as much as our shelter animals do, and weve been fortunate in the past to facilitate some adoptions as a direct result of the Sleepathon.”

Tickets can be bought via the TEARS Online Shop, with 100 tickets available per event. Participants are encouraged to sign up as individuals, corporate teams, or as a family or group of friends with the invitation to secure additional donation pledges from family and friends towards the successful participation in the TEAR Sleepathon 2021.

“Snoozers” will be required to check-in at the Shelter at 6pm for an evening of pawsome 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.


















TEARS‘ mission is to rescue, treat, rehabilitate and rehome vulnerable companion animals in need. As a pro-life, registered, non-profit organisation, TEARS relies on the support of caring individuals and corporates for funding and to assist it in fulfilling its mission to bring relief to animals in distress, whether through rescue, pet care education, or medical assistance.

Local businesses and lifestyle brands wanting to engage with an audience of animal lovers while supporting a good cause can take up exclusive sponsor/partner packages that provide a variety of association rights and exposure benefits. For more information or to book please email or visit

The TEARS Sleepathon 2021 is taking place at the TEARS Animal Rescue Kennels (4 Lekkerwater Road, Sunnydale, Cape Town, 7975) and the TEARS Cattery (Wenga Farm, 21 Kommetjie Road, Sunnydale, Cape Town, 7975). For more information visit or email To buy a ticket: