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Rescue, Rehabilitate, Rehome

Improving the lives of animals, together.

You are their HERO

With your support, TEARS’ team is able to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome domestic animals in need across the South Peninsula.



Your contribution provides homeless and rescued animals with veterinary care under the direction of our veterinarian and veterinary assistants who focus on sterilisation, vaccination, injury, illness diagnosis and treatment.



Public generosity turns hopeless into hope. Our rehabilitation experts and animal behaviourists help transform the abused and neglected into happy, healthy animals that get a second chance at life within a loving home.

You can apply to assist with dog and puppy training and rehabilitation by contacting for our schedule.



Once fed, sheltered, socialised, rehabilitated and loved, TEARS rescue animals are ready to find their forever homes - with your help!

Nothing makes us happier than when you find a space in your heart and home for a rescue pet. To find your new furry forever-friend, visit our Adoption page.

Rescue Success Stories

Celebrate Animal Rescue Successes with Us

Be part of the solution in changing tears of Sadness into tears of Joy.

Your support enables TEARS to impact the lives of thousands of animals in desperate need.

Because of friends like you, we are able to provide the hopeless with hope, giving rescued dogs and cats a second chance at finding their forever homes!

Alana: Emaciated to Beautiful

Alana was rescued from a life tied to a short chain in a small and dirty yard in Ocean View. When she arrived at TEARS Animal Rescue, we were absolutely shocked to see a dog so thin and in desperate need of veterinary care. Upon Alana’s arrival, she was immediately rushed to the TEARS Welfare…

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Frosty Finds his Forever Home

Frosty spent 974 in a shelter and now he’s got a home! Join us in saying goodbye to our longest stayer! He has gone through a total transformation from the terrified, skinny, mangy boy that we first met. His journey towards his sweet and playful demeanour now is all thanks to the dedicated work and…

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Boots: beating rickets

At six weeks old, little boy Boots and his sister were rescued from absolute squalor off streets of Ocean View in Cape Town on death’s door. Lethargic, severely dehydrated and malnourished, underdeveloped for their age, full of demodectic mange, worms, fleas, ticks and intestinal parasites; things weren’t looking good for Boots at all. But worst…

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Aladdin: the white kitten

This is Aladdin’s Story. I was taken away from my family at the age of 5 weeks old – how cold it is to be on your own without your Mom & siblings to snuggle! I hid just between a few bricks holding up a shed and that kind of sheltered me. I was lucky…

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