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SHOP WITH YOUR HEART Buy your pet food and supplies through the TEARS Online Shop – we provide delivery and collection options! Purchasing your pet food directly from TEARS means profits go into helping animals in need. Our dogs help us keep a routine of daily breaks and walks so that we remain connected to…
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Rupert – The Boy Who Almost Didn’t Make It

Just over a year ago, Rupert was rescued from Vrygrond by the wonderful people of AfriPaw who were made aware of his plight when the owner contacted them looking for help. Rupert, formerly Rex, had been living on the end of a short chain that had been crudely fashioned out of bits of metal and…
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Thank You for a ‘Tee-riffic’ Golf Day Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone who participated in the TEARS “Putts For Rescue Mutts” Golf Tournament at Westlake Golf Club on Thursday 8 September. Thanks to your support and generosity, TEARS Animal Rescue raised over R106,242.00 from our 20 4-Ball Teams and 6 Hole Sponsors, including R11,752.00 from the Heads & Tails Game, Raffle and the Auction. A…
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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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Women’s Day Lunch was an unforgettable day celebrating life, friendships and new connections!

What do you get when you combine wine, women and song with a good cause?If you attended the TEARS Women’s Day lunch at Fat Harry’s on Women’s Day you’d know the answer….an unforgettable day celebrating life, friendships and new connections that culminated in much needed income that TEARS can use to extend its rescue, pet food support and veterinary outreach initiatives in…
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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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Miracle Mushu

Mushu came to TEARS on the 23rd of December with horrific open wounds that had been inflicted on him by his littermates. TEARS first met Mushu when his owners brought the entire litter to TEARS for vaccination and sterilisation. At that time, we strongly urged the owner to separate the litter as they would begin…
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Bernie Mac finds himself in Hot Water over some table scraps.

Bernie Mac came to the TEARS Veterinary Clinic on the 28th January 2022, from his sweet and caring owner in Vrygrond. He had wandered over into a neighbours house and stole some food off their countertops. The neighbour in her anger threw boiling hot water at him to chase him off. This resulted in Bernie…
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‘Freeze a Jolly Good Fellow’

This morning TEARS Animal Rescue’s Operations Manager; Mandy Store received a phone call from a lady who had just rescued a penguin from dogs in the Masiphumelele township. Mandy headed straight over to Masi to go and collect the penguin who had been attacked by the woman’s two dogs. She picked the Penguin up to…
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Tracker: A One Way Trip to Happiness

At 6PM on a blisteringly hot Friday evening in the South Peninsula, two friends discovered an injured dog on the train tracks as they crossed to a tidal pool in Kalk Bay. As they approached the dog, they found that it had a missing a leg with what appeared to be a partially amputated tail…
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Josie: Joyful Josie’s Journey

Meet the Gorgeous Miss Josie, a stunning girl who is a complete joy to be around. She’s friendly, playful and happy, and just loves meeting new people – stretching her paw out to say hello and lavishing you with kisses the first chance she gets! Her life didn’t start out so picturesque. In 2017, She…
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Boy George: Our Special Boy George

Boy George is a character at TEARS. Since his rescue in October 2021, he’s bowled us all over with his friendlynature and ability to take life’s ups and downs in his stride. He had been mauled This cuddly teddy bear of a dog has come a long way since his rescue way back then, wherehe…
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Violet: The Tale of the two “Tannies”

On the 31st of January 2021, the TEARS Veterinary Hospital was phoned for an emergency: an injured dog in Ocean View required urgent help. Knowing that time was of the essence, the TEARS Mobile Clinic was dispatched.Upon their arrival, TEARS Animal Welfare Assistants found a beautiful black dog with her skin hanging off in shreds.…
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Sherbet: The Will to Live

Little Sherbet was rescued on the 27th October 2021. Sherbet was lying in the dirt very listless and lethargic. TEARS was contacted and when we saw the pictures, the TEARS Mobile Clinic was dispatched with Animal Welfare Assistant Xolele Qhoki responding to fetch Sherbet. Once at the TEARS Veterinary Hospital, Sherbet was assessed by the…
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Johnny and June: A Love Story

It was mid-June when a community member contact the TEARS Facebook Page with a shocking image of two desperately thin dogs. Despite the poor quality of the image that was sent to us, we could see that the two dogs were suffering serious neglect. The lady who messaged informed us that her landlady’s dogs looked…
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