Many Tears Animal Rescue is a small rescue centre based in Wales. They primarily take ex breeding dogs but also take in a number of dogs from pounds, public hand-ins and dogs from rescues abroad too. Although small in size, they are always busy and have around 250 foster carers who look after dogs in their homes, as well as the kennels in Carmarthenshire. Many Tears rehome approximately 3,000 dogs per year.
How Do Many Tears Animal Rescue Provide Vital Care to Dogs in Need?
Many of the dogs come to the centre having never lived in a home before and they often arrive needing veterinary care. The on site vet and volunteer vets spay and neuter all the adult dogs in the rescue. This is as well as carrying out other procedures such as treating ear and eye infections, hernia operations and so on. They also regularly have dogs that need more specialist care including those that need orthopaedic surgeries, heart operations and cataract surgery. The costs of these can be vast but can transform the lives of the dogs.
All dogs are carefully rehomed via an online adoption form, informal chat and following a successful homecheck. Many Tears strive to find the right home for each dog and also have a MatchMaker application service which can help find the right dog for an adopter.
How is the Centre Funded?
Many Tears are constantly in need of help in the form of volunteers and are always looking for people to help at the rescue, as well new fosterers and home checkers all over the UK. In addition, they are constantly in need of financial help to keep the rescue going. They receive no funding and rely on the kindness of volunteers and their fundraising efforts to keep them afloat. Many Tears is a Not For Profit organisation and visitors are welcomed daily between 11am and 3pm. They are always grateful for any offers of support and donations of items which can be found on their Wish List.
Bringing People Together Through a Love of Animals
At the rescue itself, Many Tears run education and friendship programmes for the community. This allows people to come together through their love of animals. People can learn everything from horse management and responsible animal ownership, to friendship groups for those feeling lonely or wanting the opportunity to meet with others for tea and companionship. They also host educational school visits and work closely with other organisations whose service users can benefit from being around animals.
The Many Tears staff team are friendly, enthusiastic and passionate about what they do and they are lucky to have many wonderful volunteers and fosterers around the U.K.
This May, Many Tears Animal Rescue are taking part in our charity poll. Cast your vote for them and help them to continue their work providing care to animals in need. There is always a way to get involved and there is further information on their website at www.manytearsrescue.org.