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Success stories

Emberly: Emerging from the Flames

In late July of this year, Masiphumelele burned leaving over a thousand people homeless and taking one man’s life. With tight and cramped living conditions, fires in townships spread fast and cause widespread damage. The animals living in the townships also suffer burns, homelessness and injuries from fleeing from fire. TEARS Animal Rescue responds during…

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Coby’s Miraculous Recovery

Handsome Coby came to the TEARS Welfare Clinic after a bad accident. Young Coby escaped from his yard and was hit by a car right in front of his owner who was trying to get him back into the yard in Ocean View. His owner brought Coby to TEARS for emergency veterinary care. Upon examination,…

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Alana: Emaciated to Beautiful

Alana was rescued from a life tied to a short chain in a small and dirty yard in Ocean View. When she arrived at TEARS Animal Rescue, we were absolutely shocked to see a dog so thin and in desperate need of veterinary care. Upon Alana’s arrival, she was immediately rushed to the TEARS Welfare…

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Frosty Finds his Forever Home

Frosty spent 974 in a shelter and now he’s got a home! Join us in saying goodbye to our longest stayer! He has gone through a total transformation from the terrified, skinny, mangy boy that we first met. His journey towards his sweet and playful demeanour now is all thanks to the dedicated work and…

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Boots: beating rickets

At six weeks old, little boy Boots and his sister were rescued from absolute squalor off streets of Ocean View in Cape Town on death’s door. Lethargic, severely dehydrated and malnourished, underdeveloped for their age, full of demodectic mange, worms, fleas, ticks and intestinal parasites; things weren’t looking good for Boots at all. But worst…

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Aladdin: the white kitten

This is Aladdin’s Story. I was taken away from my family at the age of 5 weeks old – how cold it is to be on your own without your Mom & siblings to snuggle! I hid just between a few bricks holding up a shed and that kind of sheltered me. I was lucky…

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