Schools involved with TEARS

Schools have made such a huge difference in countless animals lives through their involvement and collaborations with TEARS.


Teaching students about animal welfare and responsible pet ownership in schools will play an important role in reducing the need for intervention and will help to protect the welfare of tens of thousands of animals in the future.

At TEARS, we believe that it is so important to educate children about animals from a young age. Taking care of pets is a huge responsibility and there is a lot involved in making sure that your pets are well looked after, loved and cared for. Children are the future and we are very eager to engage the youth in animal welfare and the plight of the less fortunate out there.

Schools have made such a huge difference in countless animals lives through their involvement and collaborations with TEARS. We are so thankful for all the schools that have reached out to us, your support has been truly amazing.

If you are interested in talks at your school or would like to do any collaborations or want donation tins at school, please feel free to contact TEARS on

We are able to bring one or two animals to our school talks if you would like, however with bringing them along we are only able to do talks after 10:00 AM.

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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Purrfectly Imperfect: Joe’s Living Life to the Full

Joe lost a leg in an accident, but that just means more room for love and cuddles! Joe was a homeless cat struggling to survive on the streets of Mitchell’s Plain until a kind Samaritan discovered him in their garden in December 2023. What unfolded next revealed the harsh realities Joe had faced as a…

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This Year, Unlock the Power of Compassion

Meet Gandalf and Freya, two inextinguishable souls discovered during a devastating fire in Seawinds, near Vrygrond in December last year, where over 100 shacks were tragically reduced to ashes. While they miraculously escaped the flames, the disaster marked the end of a miserable and painful existence. Afflicted with advanced cases of both sarcoptic and demodectic…

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Romy’s Heartwarming Tale of Second Chances 

On a weekend marked by cruelty, 8-week-old Romy faced the harshness of the world after a harrowing incident with a group of children. Kicked and left bruised and frightened, Romy’s fate took a positive turn when a compassionate rescuer swooped in, bringing her to TEARS Animal Rescue for safety. Under the watchful eye of the…

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Atlas Get’s His Second Chance at TEARS Animal Rescue

TEARS Animal Rescue has reported a 70% increase in rescues compared to this period last year, as pet owners living in under-resourced communities struggle to feed and care for their pets. While TEARS provides vital pet food support to responsible pet owners as a means of mitigating the risk of community pets succumbing to malnutrition…

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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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Food Shelter Love – Hill’s Pet Nutrition

Hill’s Pet Nutrition is a renowned pet food company that has been dedicated to improving the lives of pets for over 75 years. Through its various programs, the company has demonstrated its commitment to making a difference in the lives of neglected and malnourished pets, particularly those from low-income communities. One of the beneficiaries of…

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Alaska and Gideon – My little Heroes

My dogs have changed my life. This statement may sound a little generic and somewhat overused, but there is no other way to put it. It’s the truth however, the bigger truth is that they have actually SAVED my life. For many years I battled with addiction, depression and eating disorders. When my best friend…

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It’s a Hard Knock Life No More for Hardy

A pit bull; scared, scarred, emaciated and defeated- brought to an already overflowing shelter, in the midst of a national crisis pertaining to power breeds. Not much is known of the dog’s background and he’s too weak to conduct a reliable temperament test. The marks on his body coincide with old dogfighting injuries, which if…

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Nikolai Was Rescued in the Nick of Time

Poor Nikolai has been waiting for his chance at TEARS for some time. With desperation reaching a peak, TEARS has been forced to place animals in need of rescue onto a waiting list as we simply do not have space to accommodate them. Nikolai was one of the vulnerable pets on the waiting list, biding…

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