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…

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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…

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Parvo Virus Outbreak Cape Town & Surrounds

During the last month the number of confirmed, positive parvo cases have been steadily climbing at TEARS Animal Rescue in Sunnydale, Cape Town. As the recent article circling on social media from other welfare groups also confirm, we are seeing more and more positive cases recently and this is sufficient evidence to believe there to…

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Ted is Totally Transformed

On Christmas Day, the TEARS Emergency phone received a call from a woman who was looking at a dog running thought the streets in the worst condition she had ever seen. She was in a low-income community and was watching a matted, terrified little dog scurry around in a desperate search for food. The lady…

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Partnering with the Marchig Animal Welfare Trust

TEARS Animal Rescue is one of the leading organisations in the sterilisation and management of Feral Cats in the Western Cape, and our Feral Cat Project aims to reduce feral cat populations and enhance the lives of feral cat colonies through a Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) programme. TNR represents an effective solution for feral cats by stabilising…

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Let Your Legacy Be Their Refuge

National Wills Week is a valuable opportunity to safeguard the future and takes place from 26 – 30 October 2020. Over 70% of working South Africans don’t have a will – here’s how to get yours for free! The importance of having a Will drafted by an attorney cannot be overstated. If you pass away…

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What is a Community Cat?

Community cats is a term used to describe outdoor, unowned, free-roaming cats, who can be feral (wild), shy or friendly. Community cats face many challenges: They must endure weather extremes such as cold, heat, wind and rain Community cats face starvation, infection and attacks by other animals Unfortunately, almost half of the kittens born outdoors…

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Emma: Dumped to Cherished

Meet Emma. This Cavalier King Charles Spaniel cross puppy was discovered at the dump in Vrygrond in early June. She was only 7-8 weeks old, small, starving and scavenging for any little shred of food she could find among the trash. Despite her young age, she had obviously been thrown out at the dump to…

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COVID-19 Lockdown Protocols

TEARS Animal Rescue will continue to provide essential and emergency services to animals in need from indigent communities across the Cape Peninsula’s deep south, namely Ocean View, Masiphumelele and Red Hill. TEARS has implemented the following protocols during the COVID-19 Lockdown: Staff and Customers: The TEARS Kennel and Cattery are closed to the public. TEARS…

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