Mickey got the better of his urinary blockage

Mickey arrived at TEARS Animal Rescue in November 2021, to be admitted to the Veterinary hospital for immediate treatment for a Urinary blockage. The veterinary staff placed an intravenous catheter to deliver fluids and medicine. He was then be sedated and a urinary catheter was placed to relieve the obstruction and empty his bladder. The…

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Luna – the life of an adopted dog in Cape Town

We brought Luna home a few days before New Year 2022. We’d learned just a few weeks before that our apartment block did, in fact, allow dogs, and that we could finally get a pup of our own, after mooning over every happy dog we passed! She was a foster puppy when we met her,…

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Find must-have pet products for summer

SHOP WITH YOUR HEART Buy your pet food and supplies through the TEARS Online Shop – we provide delivery and collection options! Purchasing your pet food directly from TEARS means profits go into helping animals in need. It’s that time of year again! The sun is up early, it’s getting hotter, and we’re spending more…

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The Decluttered and the Not-Decluttered

We have a neat way of classifying people based on what they have:  the HAVEs and the HAVE NOTs.  Though the distinction aims to divide people into rich and poor, it is indicative of how much weight we, as a society, place on possessions – on “having” something that the others do not.  All too…

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TEARS Veterinary Clinic is here to help

Why do we vaccinate animals? In short; because they are part of our families and we have to care for them. Caring for your beloved pets extends far more than just providing shelter, feeding and playing with them. As our pets are effectively our extended family members, we must also protect them against harmful parasites…

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Don’t miss the new Spring collection

SHOP WITH YOUR HEART Buy your pet food and supplies through the TEARS Online Shop – we provide delivery and collection options! Purchasing your pet food directly from TEARS means profits go into helping animals in need. Our dogs help us keep a routine of daily breaks and walks so that we remain connected to…

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Rupert – The Boy Who Almost Didn’t Make It

Just over a year ago, Rupert was rescued from Vrygrond by the wonderful people of AfriPaw who were made aware of his plight when the owner contacted them looking for help. Rupert, formerly Rex, had been living on the end of a short chain that had been crudely fashioned out of bits of metal and…

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Thank You for a ‘Tee-riffic’ Golf Day Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone who participated in the TEARS “Putts For Rescue Mutts” Golf Tournament at Westlake Golf Club on Thursday 8 September. Thanks to your support and generosity, TEARS Animal Rescue raised over R106,242.00 from our 20 4-Ball Teams and 6 Hole Sponsors, including R11,752.00 from the Heads & Tails Game, Raffle and the Auction. A…

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Gentle Giant Gus

Gus, a beautiful boerboel boy, was rescued and brought to TEARS Animal Rescue as a result of a joint operation with 1 Kennel at a Time and the Cape of Good SPCA. TEARS had met Gus once before his rescue when he was brought to the TEARS Veterinary Hospital seeking treatment for ehrlichia. When he came to…

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Women’s Day Lunch was an unforgettable day celebrating life, friendships and new connections!

What do you get when you combine wine, women and song with a good cause?If you attended the TEARS Women’s Day lunch at Fat Harry’s on Women’s Day you’d know the answer….an unforgettable day celebrating life, friendships and new connections that culminated in much needed income that TEARS can use to extend its rescue, pet food support and veterinary outreach initiatives in…

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