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TEARS Success with GlobalGiving Project

TEARS Animal Rescue is working as a part of the GlobalGiving community to help alleviate misery for animals in Cape Town. Thanks to the donations and efforts of many of our supporters, we are proud to now be a vetted non-profit. By being vetted by GlobalGiving, we hope to be able to reach much larger…
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Fact or Fiction? Sterilisation Myths Busted

Every year, thousands of healthy dogs and cats in South Africa are euthanised simply because there aren’t enough homes to go around. TEARS is working hard to reduce the homeless pet population, and sterilisation (spay and neuter) is one of the most effective tools at our disposal.  Spaying (female) and neutering (male) helps curb the…
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Blake’s Journey of Transformation

Blake, a handsome, 8 year old Great Dane, Boerboel mix was surrendered to TEARS Animal Rescue from a nearby low-income community. His owner was moving to a flat and could no longer keep him. When he arrived at TEARS Animal Rescue, we were absolutely shocked to see a dog so thin emerge from the back…
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Jaco: A Dog Caught in the Crossfire

Today is Change a Pet’s Life Day and we wanted to share the story of Jaco, the first pet’s life we changed at the TEARS Welfare Clinic this year. On the evening of New Year’s Day, TEARS received a call from the Ocean View Police Station asking us to assist. There was a dog that…
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Feral Cats: Trap-Neuter-Release

For the last 10 years, TEARS Animal Rescue has supported the feral cats in the Western Cape with a clinic that sterilises on the basis of TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return).   Stray or feral cats are humanely trapped and taken to the TEARS Clinic to be sterilised and vaccinated against Rabies.  After recovery, they are then released back to…
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Christmas Dangers for Pets

The holidays aren’t just tempting for us! There is lots of new sights, sounds, smells and tempting decorations that our pets will check out too. But not all holiday foods and decorations are pet-safe. Be sure to have a close look at this list of Holiday Pet Dangers to keep your pet safe. Food. This…
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