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Farewell to a dedicated volunteer

Jaqui   It was with sadness that we learned of Jacqui Longman’s passing on Sunday 13 November. Jacqui was a dedicated TEARS volunteer. She was always willing to help wherever she was most needed. Her fellow volunteers remember Jacqui as “a lovely lady with a...

Fireworks season is cruel to animals

TEARS Animal Rescue staff have just two days to prepare for the flood of lost and terrified animals who will wind up at our shelter when the firecrackers begin to explode on Saturday 5 November. Like animal welfare organisations throughout the country, we know that...

Who will be SA’s Top Pet Slimmer?

The search is on for South Africa’s top pet slimmer. Ten finalists have been selected and the winner – the 2016 Hill’s Pet Slimmer of the Year – will be announced on 1 November. The judging panel – Abi Ray (ex East Coast Radio presenter and MC); trend analyst...

Dieting goes to the dogs

National Obesity Week – 15 to 19 October 2016 Obesity is a massive problem in South Africa, with up to 70% of women and a third of men classified as overweight or obese. And it’s not only a problem for people – it seems the four-legged members of the family are also...

Feral cat ladies of the night

By Brenda Kerr I’ve been crazy about cats and involved with them one way or another most of my life – which is quite a bit of time, I can tell you (although I must say – cat people never get old, they just need to stretch more). I’m delighted we have a feral day...