Skip to content
Call Us:

021 785 4482

Clinic News

Jaco: A Dog Caught in the Crossfire

Today is Change a Pet’s Life Day and we wanted to share the story of Jaco, the first pet’s life we changed at the TEARS Welfare Clinic this year. On the evening of New Year’s Day, TEARS received a call from the Ocean View Police Station asking us to assist. There was a dog that…

Read More

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.…

Read More

Ashton Gives Blood to Save A Sick Dog in Trouble

Ashton has been with TEARS Animal Rescue since August 2017 and he’s done a lot of good since he arrived. Ashton has given blood several times to help other dogs in need of lifesaving blood transfusions. Recently, Ashton gave another donation of blood to save little Tosca who was suffering from severe Billiary and Ehrlichia…

Read More

Skin Cancer Risks

For animals living outdoors, skin cancer is a risk. Cats are particularly susceptible. Cats that have white ears, noses or eyelids are at the highest risk of developing squamous cell carcinomas (cancerous lesions) due to UV exposure. In low-income areas, dogs are often left to roam. In order for cats to keep away from the…

Read More

Django is Unchained from a Horrible Act of Cruelty

The TEARS Welfare Clinic was alerted to Django’s predicament when a little boy went to his neighbour to ask why his best friend, his guard dog Blackie, was bleeding. The boy’s neighbour called TEARS to let us know that there was an injured dog that needed help urgently. The Mobile Clinic arrived in Vrygond at…

Read More

Stark Increase in Emaciated Dogs Being Surrendered

The impact of unemployment and the rising cost of living has dire consequences for the people living on or near the breadline, and in turn, the animals living either as pets or strays, in these impoverished communities. Our hearts never fail to drop when we see the suffering of people and animals so close to…

Read More