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We love turning hopelessness to Hope.  Healing Hearts one at a time. 

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 of the TEARS Mobile Clinic. 

Blake was skin and bone and weighed a meagre 32kgs. Our vets were concerned that he had an intestinal tumour or absorption/intestinal ailment which was causing severe weight-loss. Results from a few tests and lab work indicated that this gentle giant had no medical concerns and that he was just suffering from starvation. 

Blake was put on a diet plan to help him put on weight as part of his journey back to health. Blake ate Hill’s Pet Nutrition Science Plan™ Puppy Healthy Development™ which is loaded with nutritious high-quality ingredients that are gentle enough for digestion after being without for so long. Blake’s life was transformed thanks to Hill’s Pet Nutrition. 

Blake quickly put on weight and with his super sweet personality, this BFG became a firm favourite with staff and volunteers. Four months after his rescue and weighing in at a healthy 52kgs, Blake’s dreams of a loving family came true. He is now a much-loved member of the Hooper household and living the seaside life as a Kommetjie beach bum! His favourite past times are snuggling on the couch with his little humans, going for walks and enjoying each day of his wonderful new life.



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