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.

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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From Mangy to Marvelous

Paxton was surrendered to the TEARS Mobile Clinic Team during one of our regular Veterinary Outreach Community Clinics that we co-host with AfriPaw in Vrygrond. With only sparse tufts of fur on this back, Paxton was almost completely hairless and his raw and scabby skin was barely clinging to his bony frame. Once he arrived at TEARS, Paxton was assessed by the TEARS Veterinary…

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Mickey got the better of his urinary blockage

Mickey arrived at TEARS Animal Rescue in November 2021, to be admitted to the Veterinary hospital for immediate treatment for a Urinary blockage. The veterinary staff placed an intravenous catheter to deliver fluids and medicine. He was then be sedated and a urinary catheter was placed to relieve the obstruction and empty his bladder. The…

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Luna – the life of an adopted dog in Cape Town

We brought Luna home a few days before New Year 2022. We’d learned just a few weeks before that our apartment block did, in fact, allow dogs, and that we could finally get a pup of our own, after mooning over every happy dog we passed! She was a foster puppy when we met her,…

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Gentle Giant Gus

Gus, a beautiful boerboel boy, was rescued and brought to TEARS Animal Rescue as a result of a joint operation with 1 Kennel at a Time and the Cape of Good SPCA. TEARS had met Gus once before his rescue when he was brought to the TEARS Veterinary Hospital seeking treatment for ehrlichia. When he came to…

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One Bird Too Many (gall) Stones

Bird arrived at TEARS from Adopt-a-Pet in August 2021. He started displaying vomiting and losing weight. Dr Tracy Dicks came to TEARS Veterinary Clinic to observe Bird, she had a look at him and asked to have him checked at her practice.  Dr Tracy Dicks diagnosed Bird with Cholelithiasis – a medical condition that can…

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