School teacher wants to lead the way when it comes to giving back

Grade 2 school teacher, Michelle Coyne is a woman on a mission. Last year at the annual TEARS Sleepathon, she came home with the dog in whose kennel she spent the night.

This year, she has promised husband Dennis, that she won’t add to their already extensive menagerie, but she does want to raise significant monies for the deserving animal welfare organisation.

TEARS Animal Shelter, located in the Kommetjie area and with charity shops in Tokai and FishHoek, is a non-profit pro-life organisation that provides essential support for the animals in some of the poorest communities in the deep South (and beyond). It supplies food, medication, vaccinations and sterilisations at little or no cost to the owners.