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COVID-19 Lockdown Protocols

TEARS Animal Rescue will continue to provide essential and emergency services to animals in need from indigent communities across the Cape Peninsula’s deep south, namely Ocean View, Masiphumelele and Red Hill. TEARS has implemented the following protocols during the COVID-19 Lockdown: Staff and Customers: The TEARS Kennel and Cattery are closed to the public. TEARS…

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Housetraining 101

Housetraining your dog or puppy requires patience, commitment and lots of consistency – this is all new for your dog and you have to teach him or her what is expected. Accidents are part of the process, but if you follow these basic housetraining guidelines, you can get the newest member of your family on…

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TEARS Animal Rescue’s Kennel Evacuation – The Great Escape

Thank you so much for the overwhelming response to foster TEARS rescue dogs and puppies! We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of the animals in our care during these uncertain and challenging times, and being in a home with people who can provide a loving and safe environment, is the ideal solution until…

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Get ready for the puppy breath: it’s International Puppy Day!

On 23 March the world celebrates one of our most favourite days of the year – Puppy Day! And we’ve put together a compilation of cute TEARS puppies to celebrate. You’re welcome! As we “Aaaah!” at the cuteness that is International Puppy Day, you might consider joining in on the celebrations by adopting a puppy…

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Are You Ready for a New Puppy?

Adopting a puppy can be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make. In addition to gaining a loyal friend who will bring endless joy and companionship to your life, by adopting a puppy from a shelter you are directly saving a life. When you bring home a rescue pup, you free up space for another…

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TEARS’ COVID-19 Response

As a direct response to the COVID-19 National Disaster, we are taking measures to protect our staff, volunteers and customers from the risk of infection, as well as supporting vulnerable cats and dogs across the communities we serve. We are keeping a close eye on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic, and would like to reassure you that we will continue to do as…

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Gremlin Pups Mange Transformation

The Gremlin pups were surrendered from the Redhill Settlement at a few weeks old suffering with a bad case of sarcoptic mange. This highly contagious form of mange causes flaky, infected, irritated skin and quite a bit of hair loss. Despite their obvious discomfort, these sweet pups really had a great outlook. The healing began…

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From Rags to Richmond

It’s never too late for second chances, and no one knows that more than Richmond. He was first seen wandering the streets on New Year’s Day: frightened, severely underweight and running off whenever anyone tried to approach him. He remained elusive and it took two days to convince Richmond to hitch a ride to TEARS…

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TEARS Success with GlobalGiving Project

TEARS Animal Rescue is working as a part of the GlobalGiving community to help alleviate misery for animals in Cape Town. Thanks to the donations and efforts of many of our supporters, we are proud to now be a vetted non-profit. By being vetted by GlobalGiving, we hope to be able to reach much larger…

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Fact or Fiction? Sterilisation Myths Busted

Every year, thousands of healthy dogs and cats in South Africa are euthanised simply because there aren’t enough homes to go around. TEARS is working hard to reduce the homeless pet population, and sterilisation (spay and neuter) is one of the most effective tools at our disposal.  Spaying (female) and neutering (male) helps curb the…

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