Johnny and June: A Love Story

It was mid-June when a community member contact the TEARS Facebook Page with a shocking image of two desperately thin dogs. Despite the poor quality of the image that was sent to us, we could see that the two dogs were suffering serious neglect. The lady who messaged informed us that her landlady’s dogs looked…

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Tallulah’s Life Begins Again

Tallulah arrived at the TEARS Veterinary Hospital in an absolutely shocking and disturbing state. Covered in stinking, faeces-filled dreadlocks that hid festering wounds with maggots and a thin, skeletal dog. The TEARS Veterinary Team attended to her immediately. More than 2-kgs of dreadlocks were removed. Her wounds were cleaned and the maggots removed. She was…

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Thelma’s Life is Transformed

Thelma and her friend Louise were rescued in late January from Hangberg Township in Hout Bat by Network For Animals and Shaygam Shelter. Once in the care of rescuers, she was immediately transported to the TEARS Veterinary Hospital for emergency veterinary intervention. Once examined by the TEARS Veterinary Team, it was found that Thelma had…

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Our Skye’s the Limit!

Beautiful Skye is a man for all seasons. At the Cattery, he was resident in our feral cat section. To begin with, he seemed to fit the description of ‘feral’ as he kept to himself and shied away from people. Rob came to TEARS Animal Rescue in 2020 with the intention of adopting Skye. He…

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Parvo Virus Outbreak Cape Town & Surrounds

During the last month the number of confirmed, positive parvo cases have been steadily climbing at TEARS Animal Rescue in Sunnydale, Cape Town. As the recent article circling on social media from other welfare groups also confirm, we are seeing more and more positive cases recently and this is sufficient evidence to believe there to…

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The Benefits of Keeping Your Cat Indoors

TEARS Animal Rescue often assists cats that are injured or lost due to night time wandering. We recommend that cats are kept indoors at night to keep them safe. Domestic cats face a wide range of risks when wandering at night. All too often, veterinarians see cats that have incurred an injury or an infection…

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Mange Puppies Make A Remarkable Recovery

Thando, Niah and Amari were rescued from a low-income community by the TEARS Mobile Clinic. The three puppies were skeletal and absolutely covered from heads to tiny toes in mange. When examined by the TEARS Welfare Clinic veterinary team, it was found that the pups were approximately 2 months old and had probably suffered with…

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Ted is Totally Transformed

On Christmas Day, the TEARS Emergency phone received a call from a woman who was looking at a dog running thought the streets in the worst condition she had ever seen. She was in a low-income community and was watching a matted, terrified little dog scurry around in a desperate search for food. The lady…

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Partnering with the Marchig Animal Welfare Trust

TEARS Animal Rescue is one of the leading organisations in the sterilisation and management of Feral Cats in the Western Cape, and our Feral Cat Project aims to reduce feral cat populations and enhance the lives of feral cat colonies through a Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) programme. TNR represents an effective solution for feral cats by stabilising…

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Kingsley Is Now Living a Kingly Life

I’m Kinglsey. I was taken away from my Mom and siblings at only 4 weeks old. I can only remember how distressing that felt not to have their warmth, cuddles and love. In my new home, after a day of getting cow’s milk and porridge, I was starting to feel sick and Aunty Ingrid from…

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