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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

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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Learn More About Snuffles

Learn more about snuffles, how to prevent your cat from developing this disease and what to do if you suspect that your cat is suffering with snuffles. Causes: Feline Upper Respiratory Tract Disease – Cat Flu, also known as “snuffles,” is most commonly caused by feline herpesvirus (FHV-1) and feline calici virus (FCV) in cats.…
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From calamity to cattitude: meet Phoenix

Phoenix was brought to our Clinic with severe burns on his back and on the top of his head. When he was dropped, his rescuers quickly disappeared. The wounds were days old. He was rushed to see Dr. Sebastian Mulange who found that the burns went straight through to his flesh. Though we had been…
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