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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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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The Benefits of Keeping Your Cat Indoors

TEARS Animal Rescue often assists cats that are injured or lost due to night time wandering. We recommend that cats are kept indoors at night to keep them safe. Domestic cats face a wide range of risks when wandering at night. All too often, veterinarians see cats that have incurred an injury or an infection…

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TEARS Sleepathon 2020 is open for limited bookings!

Cape Town – TEARS Animal Rescue, a non-profit animal welfare organisation serving the Western Cape’s South Peninsula for the last twenty-one years, is excited to announce that its’ annual flagship fundraising event, the TEARS Sleepathon, will be taking place on Saturday the 14th, 21st and 28th of November 2020. For the sake of adhering to…

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Exciting New Home for TEARS Charity Shop

The TEARS Charity Shop in Fish Hoek  has moved to larger premises after outgrowing its previous home. The newly decorated and creatively fitted shop officially opened its doors on Saturday, 1 August. Situated just five doors away from its previous location in Recreation Road, Fish Hoek, the move will allow the Charity Shop to stock…

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Adoption Advice for New Pet Parents

Adopting a pet can be one of the most rewarding decisions you’ll ever make. In addition to gaining a loyal friend who will bring endless joy and companionship, adopting from a shelter or rescue group means you are directly saving two lives: when you bring home a rescue pet you’re freeing up a space for another…

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Mandela Day in Cathkin Informal Settlement, Heideveld – Collaboration Between Breadline Africa and TEARS

On 18 July 2020, as part of a Mandela Day initiative, TEARS and Breadline Africa collaborated to distribute kennels, blankets, food and bowls to needy animals in a severely impoverished community, Cathkin Informal Settlement, in Heideveld, near Athlone, which is home to +/- 500 people. Breadline Africa have been working in the Cathkin, providing food…

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How to Build a Kennel for Vulnerable Pets

Winter is here and there is no ignoring the cold chill in the air. During the nights, the temperature drops even further and our minds drift off thinking of the poor cats and dogs that are outside without adequate shelter. You can help give them some warmth and security. Building a kennel for a pet…

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