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Skin Cancer Risks

For animals living outdoors, skin cancer is a risk. Cats are particularly susceptible. Cats that have white ears, noses or eyelids are at the highest risk of developing squamous cell carcinomas (cancerous lesions) due to UV exposure. In low-income areas, dogs are often left to roam. In order for cats to keep away from the…

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Django is Unchained from a Horrible Act of Cruelty

The TEARS Welfare Clinic was alerted to Django’s predicament when a little boy went to his neighbour to ask why his best friend, his guard dog Blackie, was bleeding. The boy’s neighbour called TEARS to let us know that there was an injured dog that needed help urgently. The Mobile Clinic arrived in Vrygond at…

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Stark Increase in Emaciated Dogs Being Surrendered

The impact of unemployment and the rising cost of living has dire consequences for the people living on or near the breadline, and in turn, the animals living either as pets or strays, in these impoverished communities. Our hearts never fail to drop when we see the suffering of people and animals so close to…

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