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Animal Welfare Clinic

Providing veterinary care to companion animals in need.

What we achieve, together

The TEARS premises in Sunnydale houses animals in need of veterinary care which includes radiographs, diagnostics, surgery, and treatments, as well as stray and the abandoned animals that TEARS seeks to rehabilitate and rehome.

One of the core aims of the clinic is to control the unwanted births of dogs and cats in low-income areas, and sterilisation of all treated animals is mandatory. In addition, all animals in our care are chipped, dewormed, treated for external parasites (ticks and fleas) and monitored by our expert team.

When processed, abandoned or surrendered animals are taken to our Adoption Centres for rehabilitation and rehoming.



Sterilisation is the primary means of reducing overpopulated domestic animal populations and disease, and preventing animals being born into a life of suffering, neglect and starvation.
Vaccination prevents the spread of diseases such as rabies, parvovirus, and canine distemper virus in dogs; and feline enteritis, feline panleukopenia and feline respiratory disease, or snuffles, in cats.
Regular flea and tick dipping and deworming interventions hosted in communities improve the condition of animals but also reduces the spread of zoonoses (diseases transmitted from animals to humans) in densely populated communities where there is over-crowding and poor sanitation.

The TEARS Feral Cat Project ensures that feral cat colonies are humanely trapped, brought through to the TEARS clinic where they receive a health check, are sterilised and then released back to their original home. Populations are supervised, fed and monitored by colony caregivers to ensure the wellbeing of the cats.


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Clinic News

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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