The TEAR Cancer Fund

Financial Relief for Pet Cancer Treatment: The TEAR Cancer Fund

What is the TEAR Cancer Fund?

When the TEAR foundation was founded, the main objective was to support families facing severe financial hardships in need of emergency veterinary care for their pets. Our oncology patients, however, did not meet the TEAR's criteria for providing financial assistance funding. The TEAR Cancer Fund was founded at Oakland Veterinary Referral Services in 2008 to help provide financial assistance to our oncology patients. The TEAR Cancer Fund are designated funds within the The Emergency Animal Relief (TEAR) foundation in which the primary goals are to:

  • Provide support to qualified clients in need of financial assistance by providing grants to help supplement the cost of cancer treatment for their pet.
  • Develop and support research that advances the prevention and treatment of cancer for pets.
  • Sponsor the purchase of new cancer treatments or equipment to provide better treatment options for our animal cancer patients.

With the generous donations made from families designating their funds to be used for pets with cancer, owners of pets diagnosed with cancer now have somewhere to turn to for funding of cancer treatment. The TEAR foundation is tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (EIN 20-4383848).

How Can I Help?

Support the TEAR Cancer Fund at one of our future events. Come experience the joy of being part of a meaningful event and collaborate with a wonderful group of individuals who share our goal of helping family pets diagnosed with cancer. Please let us know if you would like to help sponsor our next fundraising event, or if you would like to be a guest by emailing Dr. Michele Sauerbrey at or calling us at 248-334-6877 Ext. 243. The TEAR foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. Your gift is tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. Tax ID# 20-4383848

For more information, please contact Maria Wing or Dr. Michele Sauerbrey, at 248-334-6877 or by email:

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Dr. Sauerbrey and the entire OVRS team saved the life of our wonderful Logan. Thank you TEAR, and everyone at OVRS, from the bottom of our hearts.

Richard, Sue and Logan


Our family can not say enough about the doctors and staff at O.V.R.S. Thank you O.V.R.S, for everything you’ve done, and everything you continue to do for our Bug-a-boo.

Family of Bug-a-Boo Whitt


Thank you for all your help with Dakota, we really appreciated it. We are truly blessed to have such a wonderful group of people that care about Dakota as much as we do.

The Houle Family