TEARS Impact | January 2024

Thanks to kind-hearted people like you, we’ve started 2024 off with a bang! Here’s what you helped us achieve during January:   303 Sterilisations At TEARS, we’re firm believers that sterilisation will end pet homelessness. Thanks to your support, we are 303 animals closer to ensuring a day of #NoMoreHomelessPets in Cape Town.   792…

Read More

This Year, Unlock the Power of Compassion

Meet Gandalf and Freya, two inextinguishable souls discovered during a devastating fire in Seawinds, near Vrygrond in December last year, where over 100 shacks were tragically reduced to ashes. While they miraculously escaped the flames, the disaster marked the end of a miserable and painful existence. Afflicted with advanced cases of both sarcoptic and demodectic…

Read More

#FromCageToCapeTown

Rescued from the dog meat trade in Cambodia, the lives of 5 dogs are changing forever Every year, millions of dogs are killed for the dog meat trade in Southeast Asia. Both stray animals and family pets are often stolen from their gardens and homes, and violently killed. Working closely with governments and local charity…

Read More

Tracker: A One Way Trip to Happiness

At 6PM on a blisteringly hot Friday evening in the South Peninsula, two friends discovered an injured dog on the train tracks as they crossed to a tidal pool in Kalk Bay. As they approached the dog, they found that it had a missing a leg with what appeared to be a partially amputated tail…

Read More

Josie: Joyful Josie’s Journey

Meet the Gorgeous Miss Josie, a stunning girl who is a complete joy to be around. She’s friendly, playful and happy, and just loves meeting new people – stretching her paw out to say hello and lavishing you with kisses the first chance she gets! Her life didn’t start out so picturesque. In 2017, She…

Read More

Boy George: Our Special Boy George

Boy George is a character at TEARS. Since his rescue in October 2021, he’s bowled us all over with his friendlynature and ability to take life’s ups and downs in his stride. He had been mauled This cuddly teddy bear of a dog has come a long way since his rescue way back then, wherehe…

Read More

Violet: The Tale of the two “Tannies”

On the 31st of January 2021, the TEARS Veterinary Hospital was phoned for an emergency: an injured dog in Ocean View required urgent help. Knowing that time was of the essence, the TEARS Mobile Clinic was dispatched.Upon their arrival, TEARS Animal Welfare Assistants found a beautiful black dog with her skin hanging off in shreds.…

Read More

Sherbet: The Will to Live

Little Sherbet was rescued on the 27th October 2021. Sherbet was lying in the dirt very listless and lethargic. TEARS was contacted and when we saw the pictures, the TEARS Mobile Clinic was dispatched with Animal Welfare Assistant Xolele Qhoki responding to fetch Sherbet. Once at the TEARS Veterinary Hospital, Sherbet was assessed by the…

Read More

Johnny and June: A Love Story

It was mid-June when a community member contact the TEARS Facebook Page with a shocking image of two desperately thin dogs. Despite the poor quality of the image that was sent to us, we could see that the two dogs were suffering serious neglect. The lady who messaged informed us that her landlady’s dogs looked…

Read More

Tallulah’s Life Begins Again

Tallulah arrived at the TEARS Veterinary Hospital in an absolutely shocking and disturbing state. Covered in stinking, faeces-filled dreadlocks that hid festering wounds with maggots and a thin, skeletal dog. The TEARS Veterinary Team attended to her immediately. More than 2-kgs of dreadlocks were removed. Her wounds were cleaned and the maggots removed. She was…

Read More