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Emma: Dumped to Cherished

Meet Emma. This Cavalier King Charles Spaniel cross puppy was discovered at the dump in Vrygrond in early June. She was only 7-8 weeks old, small, starving and scavenging for any little shred of food she could find among the trash. Despite her young age, she had obviously been thrown out at the dump to fender for herself.

Community member Mike found her desperately searching for food. He grabbed her, took her home and phoned the TEARS Mobile Clinic to please collect Emma as it was obvious that she was in serious need of veterinary care.

Upon her arrival at TEARS, Emma was given a full veterinary assessment by TEARS vet Dr. Patti Foster. It was determined that Emma was malnourished, extremely thin and suffering with both chronic mange and a secondary skin infection.

She began treatment immediately and went into foster care with TEARS Operations Manager Mandy Store. Emma enjoyed love, cuddles and attention. She loves all animals, especially cats! Emma has soft spot for children and will play all day. She is a very clever girl and exceptionally responsive.

Emma’s treatment was monitored by the TEARS Welfare Clinic veterinarians. She responded very well to treatment and increased to a healthy weight. As soon as she was all healed up, Emma was adopted! She is loving life in her happy home.



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