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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

Blake’s Journey of Transformation

Blake, a handsome, 8 year old Great Dane, Boerboel mix was surrendered to TEARS Animal Rescue from a nearby low-income community. His owner was moving to a flat and could no longer keep him. When he arrived at TEARS Animal Rescue, we were absolutely shocked to see a dog so thin emerge from the back…
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Jaco: A Dog Caught in the Crossfire

Today is Change a Pet’s Life Day and we wanted to share the story of Jaco, the first pet’s life we changed at the TEARS Welfare Clinic this year. On the evening of New Year’s Day, TEARS received a call from the Ocean View Police Station asking us to assist. There was a dog that…
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Suede: from Mangy Mongrel to Dashing Doggo

Suede was brought to the TEARS Welfare Clinic after being found and rescued in Ocean View by 1 Kennel At A Time. A concerned community member alerted them to a very skinny dog being hidden away in the backyard. What they found was a shock. A severely mangy, undernourish and tick-infested girl was rushed into…
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