Every year the Deep South Lions Club hosts their charity bike ride in support of the The Emma Animal Rescue Society (TEARS) animal rescue shelter. Despite the Covid-19 restrictions, the club has managed to pull off another successful event.Deep South Lions Club President, Rory Stier said although the charity bike ride was part of the club’s annual community engagements, it was important to support those in need due to the ongoing pandemic.
The organization, which stretches from the Western Cape to Namibia managed to collect goods to the total of R15 000 were donated. “The turn-out was amazing we had over 100 bikers who joined us and about 30 cars as well. People brought the animals at the shelter food and blankets. Everyone came with something for the animals, and as a club we couldn’t be happier,” said Stier.
The charity bike ride took place on Sunday morning in an effort to source essential items for animals currently housed at TEARS, in Masiphumelele. TEARS operations Manager, Mandy Store said: “TEARS Animal Rescue is overwhelmed by the generosity of the Deep South Lions Charity Bike Ride in support of vulnerable companion animals. “It has warmed our hearts and boosted much-needed pet food donations. During the Covid-19 crisis,
TEARS has been actively feeding dogs and cats in the low-income communities that we support. This relief has gone a long way towards helping pet owners support their pets during a time of so much financial uncertainty and scarcity.A massive thank you to everyone who took part in the rally! “she added.