current authorTEARS of Seminole Countyoriginal authorBeth Helmstetter

Animal Welfare organization

TEARS of Seminole County

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TEARS of Seminole County

TEARS Inc. is a volunteer-driven, 501(c)3 non-profit organization, founded to support abused, abandoned and relinquished animals within Seminole County Animal Services (SCAS). Our mission is to work in unison with SCAS to improve both shelter living conditions and quality of life for these homeless animals. Unlike private shelters, SCAS must take in every animal brought to them and provide it with food and basic medicine, regardless of whether or not they have the space or adequate staffing to care for them. If a dog or cat comes into the shelter needing medical attention, either it’s put up for adoption in hopes that someone adopts it and gets it the medical help it needs, or it’s euthanized. The shelter is also not permitted to raise additional funds in order to support its efforts which means the support TEARS offers is critical to the animals that come in needing medical care.


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