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T.E.A.R.S. of Seminole County

Together Every Animal Receives Support

Tears Inc. is a volunteer driven, 501c3 non-profit organization
founded to support abused, abandoned, and relinquished animals throughout central Florida.

Our Mission:

To work in unison with Seminole County Animal Services, and with other local shelters and groups, to improve both the quality of life and shelter living conditions for these animals and the prospect of starting a new life in a new forever home or foster home. Our goal will be achieved through charitable fund-raising events, community education of the need to spay/neuter pets and through support of adoption events. TEARS Inc. encourages respect, compassion and kindness to all animals everywhere. 

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TEARS is the last chance a dog or cat has before its euthanized.  So far, we have managed to say “YES” to every animal we have been called on to help.  Last year we spent over $20K with medical needs.  Dogs and cats like Tyke, Forest, Seminole, Magnum, Kneehi and Rena would not be here today if it wasn’t for our supporters.  Please help us get ahead of 2016’s needs by donating. Help us say “YES” to the calls we will get in this new year.  Thanks!


Urgent Need

Home Needed!

corduroyCorduroy just came into the shelter after being picked up as a stray.  His owners were found through his microchip but were quick to sign him over stating they “didn’t want him anymore”.  We are looking into an injury to his rear right foot and he will be getting the care he needs.  In the meantime, this 106lb gorgeous hunk of a boy is looking for a family that won’t turn their backs on him.  He’s the typical large dog who thinks he’s a lap puppy and enjoys human attention….mostly likely because he didn’t get much in his previous home.  If you’d like to meet his giant, 2-year-old baby, please give us a call at 407-314-1052.


News & Events

Ernie’s Walk Results

ernieswalk logoWe want to thank all the volunteers, the walkers, the vendors and everyone behind the scenes who helped make our 2nd Annual Ernie’s Walk a success. We raised $11,160.09! This will help us continue our mission of help save the animals that come through Seminole County Animal Services! This walk was organized in memory of our dear friend and founding member, Ernie Hill. We know that he would have been so proud of everyone coming together to help the homeless animals!  A BIG thank you to Jason Morrow who captured the day perfectly with his camera and video making skills and also to Mickey Polulack for donating his music and emcee talent!

So that you don’t miss one of our awesome fundraisers or adoption specials, please visit our EVENTS page and mark your calendars for the dates you won’t want to miss!


We are always looking for new volunteers to help with our mission.  If you are wanting to team up with a fun group AND make a difference to the life of an animal, please CONTACT US.  We have many opportunities for you to be involved…contact us today!

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Can’t adopt but want to make a difference in the life of a homeless pet?    THANK YOU!!


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Contact us to see how you can make a difference in the life of a homeless animal.