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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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Blake’s Journey of Transformation

Blake, a handsome, 8 year old Great Dane, Boerboel mix was surrendered to TEARS Animal Rescue from a nearby low-income community. His owner was moving to a flat and could no longer keep him. When he arrived at TEARS Animal Rescue, we were absolutely shocked to see a dog so thin emerge from the back…

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Jaco: A Dog Caught in the Crossfire

Today is Change a Pet’s Life Day and we wanted to share the story of Jaco, the first pet’s life we changed at the TEARS Welfare Clinic this year. On the evening of New Year’s Day, TEARS received a call from the Ocean View Police Station asking us to assist. There was a dog that…

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Feral Cats: Trap-Neuter-Release

For the last 10 years, TEARS Animal Rescue has supported the feral cats in the Western Cape with a clinic that sterilises on the basis of TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return).   Stray or feral cats are humanely trapped and taken to the TEARS Clinic to be sterilised and vaccinated against Rabies.  After recovery, they are then released back to…

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Christmas Dangers for Pets

The holidays aren’t just tempting for us! There is lots of new sights, sounds, smells and tempting decorations that our pets will check out too. But not all holiday foods and decorations are pet-safe. Be sure to have a close look at this list of Holiday Pet Dangers to keep your pet safe. Food. This…

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Suede: from Mangy Mongrel to Dashing Doggo

Suede was brought to the TEARS Welfare Clinic after being found and rescued in Ocean View by 1 Kennel At A Time. A concerned community member alerted them to a very skinny dog being hidden away in the backyard. What they found was a shock. A severely mangy, undernourish and tick-infested girl was rushed into…

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Easy to make Banana and Oat Doggie Biscuits

These treats are quick to make, and the ingredients are good for your pup.  They’re also cheaper than store-bought treats and are a great way to tell your doggo you love them. The banana in this recipe from @onlythegoodstuffza will supply your pooch with potassium, manganese and vitamin B6. Ingredients 1 cup oats1 cup nutty…

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Home for the Holidays

The holidays are almost here! And what better time to adopt that cat or dog you’ve been longing for? The temptation to present a child, or an adult, with a cuddly canine or fluffy feline on Christmas is hard to resist, but until recently we were told the holidays were not the right time. Children…

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TEARS dog Max Earns Good Citizen Award

Max, a two year old German Shepherd Belgian Shepherd cross, is a great believer in ‘third time lucky’ after being returned to the kennels twice in his short life. When he was returned earlier this year, staff realised that he was sad and confused and they felt that he needed some extra TLC. And so…

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