Wink’s Spirit Shines Brighter Every Day

Your donations provide critical care and new beginnings for rescued pets On 28 May 2024, TEARS received an anonymous call out about a young puppy who was badly bitten by an adult dog in the under-resourced community of Vrygrond, in Cape Town. The TEARS Mobile Clinic went to collect her, and on arrival they were…

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TEARS to host free Rabies Vaccination Drive to mitigate risk to pets

The WESTERN CAPE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE has issued a media statement today confirming a case of dog rabies in the Southern Peninsula of Cape Town after a pet dog residing in the Capri area contracted the disease. The infected dog, which had exhibited symptoms such as fever and increased aggression, together with three other dogs…

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Escaping Tragedy and Overcoming a Harrowing Ordeal

Remi has shed her bandages, and is ready for love. Meet Remi, a courageous survivor with a heart full of love! Remi escaped a harrowing ordeal that sadly claimed her furry companion. Rescued from the tragic aftermath of a shack fire, she emerged with singed fur and severe burns. Remi was surrendered to TEARS for…

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Our Pizza Place Puts a New Spin on Pet Adoption

Local Pizza Chain Collaborates with TEARS Animal Rescue and Aid4AID to Promote Pet Adoption Our Pizza Place, a beloved local pizza take-away, is bringing a creative and compassionate touch to their take-away experience. Co-owner Jacques van Velze proudly announced the launch of a new initiative – featuring posters of dogs and cats up for adoption…

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MySchool’s Impact: How Emma Found Hope and Healing

Rescued from the neighbouring under-resourced community of Masiphumelele, Emma’s journey to recovery began when her owners surrendered her to the TEARS Mobile Clinic. Neglected, emaciated and suffering from severe dermatitis caused by an infestation of ticks and fleas, Emma arrived at TEARS crushed both in body and spirit. Compounding her malnutrition and the discomfort caused…

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TEARS 2024 Calendar Competition Winners

Thank you to everyone who entered their beloved TEARS pets into the 2024 TEARS Calendar Competition in celebration of “second chances” and the commemoration of 25 years of rescuing, treating, rehabilitating, and rehoming vulnerable pets. Every single TEARS pet is a winner in our eyes, but in terms of the brief, we made our selection…

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Against All Odds: Valora’s Triumph Over Tragedy

TEARS and local residents rescued an abandoned female Pitbull from inevitable demise after she was hit by a train. They found her lying along the tracks, where she’d been for about a week, with her front leg severed. They’ve named her Valora because it means brave.  On 14 April, Valora’s traumatic story began when it…

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Hey There, Delilah

Meet Delilah. She arrived on the 13th of November 2022 at death’s door. Rescued from a nearby low-income area, emaciated, skeletal, covered in ticks, fleas and fly larvae, the TEARS Veterinary Team was not confident that this little angel would pull through. A filthy mess, her paw pads, gums and ears were pure white when…

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