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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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Skin Cancer Risks

For animals living outdoors, skin cancer is a risk. Cats are particularly susceptible. Cats that have white ears, noses or eyelids are at the highest risk of developing squamous cell carcinomas (cancerous lesions) due to UV exposure. In low-income areas, dogs are often left to roam. In order for cats to keep away from the…

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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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National Wills Week

TEARS Animal Rescue is proud to partner with Neil Parker Attorneys for National Wills Week , 16 -20 September.  During National Wills Week, you can have a Will drafted with Neil Parker Attorneys for free, by calling Hazel Parker on 021 785 3232 to make an appointment. The importance of having a Will, one drafted…

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Top 10 Reasons to Adopt an Adult Cat

So, you decided to expand your family by getting a cat. Cats are fantastic animals and pets to have. Who doesn’t love the touch of their soft fur, their curious nature, striking characteristics, and their adorable purrs when they curl up on one’s lap? When most people think about getting a cat, they imagine tiny…

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TEARS Women’s Day Pamper Lunch is a Roaring Success

We are incredibly grateful for the success of the event and would love to make this an annual Women’s Day fundraising celebration! We thank everyone who attended for your support, for your photos and messaged of support for our work! We hope to see you all again next year and look forward to seeing you…

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Django is Unchained from a Horrible Act of Cruelty

The TEARS Welfare Clinic was alerted to Django’s predicament when a little boy went to his neighbour to ask why his best friend, his guard dog Blackie, was bleeding. The boy’s neighbour called TEARS to let us know that there was an injured dog that needed help urgently. The Mobile Clinic arrived in Vrygond at…

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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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Stark Increase in Emaciated Dogs Being Surrendered

The impact of unemployment and the rising cost of living has dire consequences for the people living on or near the breadline, and in turn, the animals living either as pets or strays, in these impoverished communities. Our hearts never fail to drop when we see the suffering of people and animals so close to…

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Sarah Graham Partners with TEARS Animal Rescue for Woman’s Day

TV CHEF and COOKBOOK AUTHOR, SARAH GRAHAM HOSTS WOMEN’S DAY PAMPER LUNCH IN CAPE TOWN TO RAISE FUNDS FOR ANIMALS IN NEED. One of South Africa’s most popular TV chefs, food bloggers and cookbook authors, Sarah Graham, is hosting a Women’s Day Pamper Lunch at the prestigious The Yard Restaurant at the V&A Waterfront, to…

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