Miracle Mushu

Mushu came to TEARS on the 23rd of December with horrific open wounds that had been inflicted on him by his littermates. TEARS first met Mushu when his owners brought the entire litter to TEARS for vaccination and sterilisation. At that time, we strongly urged the owner to separate the litter as they would begin…

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Bernie Mac finds himself in Hot Water over some table scraps.

Bernie Mac came to the TEARS Veterinary Clinic on the 28th January 2022, from his sweet and caring owner in Vrygrond. He had wandered over into a neighbours house and stole some food off their countertops. The neighbour in her anger threw boiling hot water at him to chase him off. This resulted in Bernie…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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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Thelma’s Life is Transformed

Thelma and her friend Louise were rescued in late January from Hangberg Township in Hout Bat by Network For Animals and Shaygam Shelter. Once in the care of rescuers, she was immediately transported to the TEARS Veterinary Hospital for emergency veterinary intervention. Once examined by the TEARS Veterinary Team, it was found that Thelma had…

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