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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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National Wills Week is a valuable opportunity to safeguard the future and takes place from 26 – 30 October 2020. Over 70% of working South Africans don’t have a will – here’s how to get yours for free! The importance of having a Will drafted by an attorney cannot be overstated. If you pass away…

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Community cats is a term used to describe outdoor, unowned, free-roaming cats, who can be feral (wild), shy or friendly. Community cats face many challenges: They must endure weather extremes such as cold, heat, wind and rain Community cats face starvation, infection and attacks by other animals Unfortunately, almost half of the kittens born outdoors…

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