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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

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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