Find must-have pet products for summer

SHOP WITH YOUR HEART Buy your pet food and supplies through the TEARS Online Shop – we provide delivery and collection options! Purchasing your pet food directly from TEARS means profits go into helping animals in need. It’s that time of year again! The sun is up early, it’s getting hotter, and we’re spending more…

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The Decluttered and the Not-Decluttered

We have a neat way of classifying people based on what they have:  the HAVEs and the HAVE NOTs.  Though the distinction aims to divide people into rich and poor, it is indicative of how much weight we, as a society, place on possessions – on “having” something that the others do not.  All too…

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Rupert – The Boy Who Almost Didn’t Make It

Just over a year ago, Rupert was rescued from Vrygrond by the wonderful people of AfriPaw who were made aware of his plight when the owner contacted them looking for help. Rupert, formerly Rex, had been living on the end of a short chain that had been crudely fashioned out of bits of metal and…

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Thank You for a ‘Tee-riffic’ Golf Day Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone who participated in the TEARS “Putts For Rescue Mutts” Golf Tournament at Westlake Golf Club on Thursday 8 September. Thanks to your support and generosity, TEARS Animal Rescue raised over R106,242.00 from our 20 4-Ball Teams and 6 Hole Sponsors, including R11,752.00 from the Heads & Tails Game, Raffle and the Auction. A…

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Women’s Day Lunch was an unforgettable day celebrating life, friendships and new connections!

What do you get when you combine wine, women and song with a good cause?If you attended the TEARS Women’s Day lunch at Fat Harry’s on Women’s Day you’d know the answer….an unforgettable day celebrating life, friendships and new connections that culminated in much needed income that TEARS can use to extend its rescue, pet food support and veterinary outreach initiatives in…

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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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‘Freeze a Jolly Good Fellow’

This morning TEARS Animal Rescue’s Operations Manager; Mandy Store received a phone call from a lady who had just rescued a penguin from dogs in the Masiphumelele township. Mandy headed straight over to Masi to go and collect the penguin who had been attacked by the woman’s two dogs. She picked the Penguin up to…

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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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Our Skye’s the Limit!

Beautiful Skye is a man for all seasons. At the Cattery, he was resident in our feral cat section. To begin with, he seemed to fit the description of ‘feral’ as he kept to himself and shied away from people. Rob came to TEARS Animal Rescue in 2020 with the intention of adopting Skye. He…

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