Announcing the TEARS 2020 Calendar

The TEARS 2020 Calendar has gone to print and is available for pre-order! This year we were very fortunate to partner with Ingrid Alice Irsigler, renowned fashion and advertising photographer, and her incredible team. The calendar features some of South Africa’s most talented models and our very own cats and dogs.

The calendar shoot took place over two days in five locations – Red Hill, Vrygrond, the TEARS Cattery in Sunnydale, the TEARS Charity Centre in Retreat, and Witsands beach. “It was key to shoot this calendar in the communities where TEARS work. This shoot wasn’t just about imagining a better future for homeless, abused and neglected animals but about drawing attention to the communities that TEARS assists.” – Ingrid Alice.

The site for the Vrygrond shoot was Dreamland, the home of Uncle Fred, which he built over 32 years. He is a pillar in his community where he wants to create community gardens so that his neighbours can buy vegetables at affordable prices and the profits can go into developing the area. TEARS has been working with/in the Vrygrond community since 2007.

Ingrid and her team of internationally published models, stylists, makeup artists, production crew and graphic designers have produced a top-end, high-quality calendar for 2020. This is the 12th annual TEARS calendar and we believe it is our best yet. Buy one before they sell out! All proceeds from the sales of the calendar go directly to TEARS so we can continue to provide essential services to low-income communities and rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home unwanted, abandoned and neglected companion animals.

Pre-order your TEARS 2020 Calendar here –