TEARS announces rescue intake capacity and warns of pet homelessness and adoption crisis

Admin@adcyxagency.co.za May 22, 2024, 12:45 p.m.

TEARS Animal Rescue has announced that it can no longer accept rescue intakes as the organisation has 363 pets in its care at its Kennel and Cattery and in foster …

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SANCCOB's Chick Rearing Unit in Cape Town is approaching full capacity.

SANCCOB March 11, 2024, 6:46 p.m.

At the moment, we have 101 African penguin eggs being kept warm and safe in our incubators and 70 chicks and hatchlings in our Chick-Rearing Unit (CRU).

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Africa’s largest vulture relocation marks a conservation milestone

wcc-admin Jan. 23, 2024, 11:57 a.m.

The first phase of a project to secure the future of wild vulture populations in southern Africa has been successfully completed with 160 Cape and African White-backed vultures settled into …

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500 Khayelitsha dogs to be sterilised in one month.

Madzananda Animal Clinic Jan. 23, 2024, 11:43 a.m.

Four local animal welfare organisations are joining forces to launch a groundbreaking sterilisation project in Khayelitsha, targeting 500 female dogs between February 6th and mid-March 2024.

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wcc-admin Dec. 14, 2023, 9:53 a.m.

TEARS Animal Rescue has announced that its Kennel is temporarily closed as the organisation is currently 88 animals over capacity with 338 animals in its care - including those in …

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Braveheart rages against the dying of the light

SANCCOB Nov. 23, 2023, 9:47 p.m.

An ode to poet, Dylan Thomas, if ever there was one. AP447 was rescued from Stony Point. She came to SANCCOB on the 18th of July with a serious abdominal …

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Rogz Academy Newsletter - November 2023

Rogz Academy Nov. 14, 2023, 12:23 p.m.

Blink and the year is almost done! Take a moment and checkout our latest Rogz Academy Newsletter to see what our Rogz’s non-profit organisation has been up to for the …

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Disabled Khayelitsha dogs get a second chance at happiness

Madzananda Animal Clinic Nov. 2, 2023, 10:40 p.m.

The staff at the Mdzananda Animal Clinic in Khayelitsha have expressed their pride in the extra lengths they go for every individual pet. “It’s not just a shelter; it's a …

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Africa’s largest vulture relocation project gets the green light

wcc-admin Oct. 28, 2023, 9:16 a.m.

The largest relocation of vultures ever undertaken reached a critical milestone, when approval was granted to move a first tranche of 155 birds to a new home in the Eastern …

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SANCCOB's 2022-2023 Integrated Report

SANCCOB Oct. 22, 2023, 8:03 a.m.

Thank you to all who have contributed to the success of our conservation initiatives at SANCCOB

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The Mdzananda Animal Clinic’s staff were brutally attacked while trying to do good in the community.

wcc-admin Oct. 14, 2023, 1:33 p.m.

The organisation recently launched “The Fencing Project” - an initiative to build fences around community members’ yards. The aim is to create more safe homes for people who wish to …

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African Penguins are starving - AP594. A beautiful “Blue”, admitted to SANCCOB, Cape Town 02 October

SANCCOB Oct. 11, 2023, 2:38 p.m.

The mournful clamour of starvation that eminates from within his almost skeletal body, portrays the harsh reality being faced by many African penguins at present. He is starving.

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TEARS Launches Ambitious Vaccination Campaign to Protect Community Pets

wcc-admin Oct. 10, 2023, 3:25 p.m.

Launching this month, and coincide with World Animal Day last week, TEARS Animal Rescue will be undertaking a ground-breaking 6-month fundraising and community vaccination campaign to protect 3000 at-risk dogs …

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TEARS Animal Rescue - Call for Foster Volunteers

info@klassikdigital.co.za Aug. 15, 2023, 8:51 a.m.

TEARS Animal Rescue has launched a precautionary call-to-action campaign encouraging Capetonians to sign- up as temporary emergency foster volunteers in the event of a natural disaster

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Dog food donation handover at Animal Anti-Cruelty League Bellville

Animal Anti-Cruelty League July 16, 2023, 10:54 a.m.

July is about making a difference to the world, as part of activities planned for Mandela Day.

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TEARS Animal Rescue appeals to Capetonians to support vulnerable pets this Mandela Day

info@klassikdigital.co.za July 4, 2023, 4:32 p.m.

Cape Town - Mandela Day, an annual global initiative that honours the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela on his birthday, July 18th, is fast approaching.

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Pick n Pay pledges R100 000 to SA Guide-Dogs Association 70 Days of Giving initiative

info@klassikdigital.co.za June 20, 2023, 11:22 a.m.

After sponsoring Luca, a black Labrador puppy, to be trained as a visually impaired helper from the SA Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind, Pick n Pay Pet Club is continuing …

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TEARS Valora's story - 4 May 2023 - Brave Pitbull recovering after losing her leg in a train acciden

info@klassikdigital.co.za May 8, 2023, 12:45 p.m.

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 …

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info@klassikdigital.co.za Dec. 5, 2022, 3:32 p.m.

In just a few days, international wildlife charity Born Free will be on the frontline, fighting for the future of the world’s wildlife, at the most vital conference on biodiversity …

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Tick the TEARS Sleepathon Off Your Bucket List

info@klassikdigital.co.za Oct. 6, 2022, 12:30 p.m.

TEARS Animal Rescue, a non-profit animal welfare organisation serving the Western Cape’s South Peninsula for the last 23 years

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Conserving rhinos is about more than just stopping poachers

info@klassikdigital.co.za Sept. 21, 2022, 10:52 a.m.

Saving Africa’s rhinos will require a multidimensional strategy, with private game reserves and national parks cooperating and anti-poaching efforts working in tandem with education campaigns.

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Companion animal welfare frontline zoonotic disease prevention low income communities

info@klassikdigital.co.za Sept. 21, 2022, 10:35 a.m.

Animal welfare PBOs battle to secure vital SED funding despite their investment in human welfare.

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Ten lions in urgent need of a new home!

info@klassikdigital.co.za Sept. 14, 2022, 10:40 a.m.

This is one of our biggest lion recues. Not one, not two but ten lions are in urgent need of a new home.

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One health, zero deaths – it’s time to radically address rabies

info@klassikdigital.co.za Sept. 9, 2022, 11:56 a.m.

The global theme for this year’s World Rabies Day, which takes place on 28 September, is ‘Rabies: One Health, Zero Deaths.’

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Behind every rescued animal there stands a group of unsung heroes

Animal Anti-Cruelty League Sept. 2, 2022, 8:38 a.m.

Congratulations to our Adoptions team for rehoming 68 animals last month! A total of 37 cats and 31 dogs found their forever homes and this has opened more space for …

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WWF South Africa urges nature lovers to #WearItWild to help celebrate and protect our wildlife.

info@klassikdigital.co.za Aug. 31, 2022, 1:03 p.m.

Unleash your wild side during WWF South Africa’s #Wear It Wild fun campaign and take on the special persona of your favourite animal, be it the long-legged giraffe, the hefty …

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Fair Lady saved from abuse

info@klassikdigital.co.za Aug. 31, 2022, 10:43 a.m.

On the afternoon of 22 July the stars aligned and Fate intervened to save one horse from abuse.

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ACCL Cape Town Animal Adoption

info@klassikdigital.co.za Aug. 2, 2022, 11:14 a.m.

If you were looking for a little inspiration before starting your dog training path, well you have missed out on our Adoptions Obstacle course on Mandela Day.

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Well-maintained carts make loads easier to pu

info@klassikdigital.co.za July 22, 2022, 3:04 p.m.

The cart itself makes a big difference to how easily the horse can pull a load. The majority of carties here in Cape Town use wooden, flat-bed carts that they …

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“Once upon a time” and “and they all lived happily ever after”

info@klassikdigital.co.za July 7, 2022, 1:05 p.m.

Between “Once upon a time” and “and they all lived happily ever after” lies the most important part of a story, a hero’s life, the crucial moments, where challenges are …

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Support the adoption animals of AACL Cape Town

Animal Anti-Cruelty League June 30, 2022, 2:34 p.m.

In Loving Memory of Mr Nelson Mandela we will sterilize 67 cats. He once said “our society need to establish a culture of caring” and we will never stop caring …

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They’re Starving. Feed Hungry Pets

info@klassikdigital.co.za June 29, 2022, 11:33 a.m.

TEARS Animal Rescue has experienced a significant increase in surrenders since the beginning of COVID. Lower-income communities continue to suffer the knock-down effects of COVID.

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info@klassikdigital.co.za June 25, 2022, 9:19 a.m.

TEARS Animal Rescue is urging pet owners to make sure their cats are fully vaccinated after recently identifying an increase in laboratory confirmed cases of Feline Panleukopenia.

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Pack a Wagging Winter Shoebox for a pet this winter

info@klassikdigital.co.za June 14, 2022, 12:57 p.m.

Our clinic is packed to the brim and all our pets need special care to stay warm. Our easy and fun Wagging Winter Shoebox drive is the perfect way for …

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The more you know, the better

info@klassikdigital.co.za June 9, 2022, 12:02 p.m.

We live in the information age, and we love sharing knowledge with you to make you an even better pet parent. In this edition, we're breaking down common health issues …

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Register to Volunteer at TEARS Animal Rescue for Mandela Day 2022

info@klassikdigital.co.za June 7, 2022, 11:53 a.m.

Choose a cause that is close to your heart this Mandela Day and gift your 67+ minutes of volunteering to TEARS Animal Rescue.

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No hoof no horse: Farrier care for working horses

info@klassikdigital.co.za May 23, 2022, 8:04 a.m.

Golden Boy is still a young horse. He managed to hurt himself in his stable. He had a hairline fracture as well as an injured suspensory ligament.

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AACL-CT Turns 53

Animal Anti-Cruelty League May 16, 2022, 12:56 p.m.

We are very excited to be celebrating our 53rd Birthday this month. Between our Epping and Bellville branches we have been able to assist 60 000+ animals this last year, …

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Together we can feed pets in need

info@klassikdigital.co.za April 6, 2022, 4:14 p.m.

A number of animal rescue organisations across South Africa have seen an influx of surrendered pets as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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What's happening at the AACL-CT?

Animal Anti-Cruelty League March 25, 2022, 12:30 p.m.

Support the adoption animals of AACL Cape Town.

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info@klassikdigital.co.za March 18, 2022, 9:38 a.m.

TEARS Animal Rescue, based in Sunnydale, is the only animal rescue organization that operates a limited after-hours veterinary support service to welfare pet owners in the Southern Peninsula.

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Benefits of Neutering Your Dog

info@klassikdigital.co.za Feb. 25, 2022, 8:55 a.m.

Spaying or castrating your dog (also called de-sexing or neutering) is very common practice in many places, and is considered a part of responsible dog ownership by many experts, assuming …

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info@klassikdigital.co.za Feb. 14, 2022, 1:40 p.m.

Since the start of 2022 TEARS Animal Rescue has recorded an increase in the number of animals that need rescue and emergency veterinary treatment.

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What Membership means to the Animal Anti-Cruelty League-Johannesburg™

Animal Anti-Cruelty League Feb. 7, 2022, 12:05 p.m.

Show your support by becoming a member of the Animal Anti-Cruelty League-Johannesburg™ (AACL-JHB™).

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Help your local shelter in honour of Betty White

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Jan. 18, 2022, 7:48 a.m.

Betty White has shown a lifelong commitment to helping all animals in need, actively promoting and protecting animal interests in her entertainment projects and personally adopting rescued animals.

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The Spur Corporation commits to using only cage-free hens by 2025

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Jan. 12, 2022, noon

“This is a great victory for laying hens in South Africa,” says Coalition of African Animal Welfare Organisation (CAAWO) Program Director, Mandla Gqamlana.

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Dotsure.co.za to donate R200 000 to animal shelter

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Jan. 12, 2022, 11:45 a.m.

It has been a very challenging year for non-profit organisations and animal shelters as funding coffers have run dry, due, in part, to the global pandemic.

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TEARS launches fundraising campaign aimed at easing the plight of Community Cats

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Dec. 10, 2021, 11:40 a.m.

Leading pro-Life animal rescue and veterinary charity based in Sunnydale in Cape Town, TEARS Animal Rescue, has launched a fundraising campaign ahead of Christmas to raise R500k and highlight the …

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Help us raise R300 000 for the horses at our Recovery and Rehabilitation Centre

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Nov. 19, 2021, 2:51 p.m.

On Tuesday 30 November we will be hosting an eight-hour-long livestream from the Recovery & Rehabilitation Centre in Gordon’s Bay.

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Four ways you can help the AACL shelter

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Nov. 17, 2021, 9:38 a.m.

Always wondered how you can help the AACL Cape Town? There are many ways to get involved and make a difference in the lives of the animals who find themselves …

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Hamper worth R17 000 up for grabs!

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Oct. 25, 2021, 5:13 p.m.

In partnership with Sierra Animal Foundation, we have put together a raffle you don't want to miss!

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Spend the Night Cuddling Shelter Animals

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Oct. 7, 2021, 8:37 a.m.

TEARS Animal Rescue, a non-profit animal welfare organisation serving the Western Cape’s South Peninsula for the last twenty-two years, is excited to announce that its’ annual flagship fundraising event.....

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riaan@wecanchange.co.za Sept. 21, 2021, 12:16 p.m.

South Africa’s most famous retired Springbok Centre and International Hall of Fame member, Danie Gerber is one of several ‘old school’ national rugby greats who will be playing in TEARS …

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Protecting pets from accidental and deliberate poisonings

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Sept. 3, 2021, 10:58 a.m.

It’s every pet owner’s worst nightmare. You come home and your pet is behaving out of character, lethargic or even struggling to get up.

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Compassion Education needed to reduce violence against animals

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Aug. 25, 2021, 7:25 p.m.

TEARS Animal Rescue, a Pro-life NGO based in Sunnydale in Cape Town, rescues and treats approximately 1050 animals every month.

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riaan@wecanchange.co.za Aug. 5, 2021, 2:04 p.m.

The Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (GDARD) would like to inform the public of an outbreak of Rabies in the Cradle of Humankind area.

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JEFF Fitness membership up for grabs and more

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Aug. 5, 2021, 8:07 a.m.

JEFF is giving away five 1-month Life Memberships to TEARS Online Shoppers. Every time you shop during August and September, you'll be entered into the draw to win!

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To Our Supporters, We Thank You, TEARS!

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 30, 2021, 6:42 a.m.

As an organization committed to supporting vulnerable pets and pet owners in at-risk communities TEARS has witnessed the escalating hardships experienced by many people and animals over the past few …

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Thousands of Animals at Risk of Being Exported Live by Sea Need Your Protection!

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 13, 2021, 9:19 a.m.

Nelson Mandela Day is a significant day for us all at the National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA), not only because of the great sacrifices he made for our country but …

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Law enforcement officials harness technology to combat trafficking in shark products

riaan@wecanchange.co.za June 29, 2021, 11:42 a.m.

Recognising the challenges faced by law enforcement officials, WILDOCEANS (a programme of the WILDTRUST) through their ‘Shark & Ray Protection Project’, the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE)....

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TEARS appeals to Capetonians to help feed hungry community pets.

riaan@wecanchange.co.za June 23, 2021, 1:15 p.m.

With the third wave of COVID19 underway, leading Veterinary Clinic and Rescue non-profit organization (NPO), TEARS Animal Rescue is appealing to the public to help them feed hungry community pets …

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Register for Mandela Day at TEARS

riaan@wecanchange.co.za June 9, 2021, 9:53 a.m.

Choose a cause that is close to your heart this Mandela Day and gift your 67+ minutes of volunteering to TEARS Animal Rescue.

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Mdzananda Animal Clinic Floods - Emergency Funds Needed

riaan@wecanchange.co.za May 27, 2021, 8:54 a.m.

Last week the rain flooded our shelter. Our homeless dogs had to be moved to our small hospital cages; we had no other space for them. It’s only the start …

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TEARS Animal Rescue welcomes the City’s proposed amendments to its Animal Keeping Policy

riaan@wecanchange.co.za May 7, 2021, 10:15 a.m.

TEARS Animal Rescue joins other regional animal welfare charities in applauding the City of Cape Town’s proposed amendments to its’ Animal Keeping Policy (2005) that is out for public comment …

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riaan@wecanchange.co.za May 1, 2021, 7:34 p.m.

A Greener World has added Certified Organic to its portfolio of respected food labels, offering another competitively priced, rigorous certification option

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How advancements in diagnostics are keeping pets healthier, for longer

riaan@wecanchange.co.za April 30, 2021, 10:42 p.m.

From House M.D. to Grey’s Anatomy, diagnostics in human healthcare have become the norm. We expect doctors to be able to figure out what’s wrong with us – and more …

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TEARS Animal Rescue operates at the coalface of animal and community welfare

riaan@wecanchange.co.za April 8, 2021, 7:37 p.m.

The TEARS Animal Rescue Veterinary Clinic and Mobile Clinic work jointly to mobilise free veterinary and primary healthcare services to vulnerable companion animals.

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Parvovirus Outbreak Cape Town & Surrounds

riaan@wecanchange.co.za March 12, 2021, 7:19 p.m.

During the last month the number of confirmed, positive parvo cases have been steadily climbing at TEARS Animal Rescue in Sunnydale, Cape Town.

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The One Health approach – critical in preventing the next pandemic

riaan@wecanchange.co.za March 4, 2021, 6:11 p.m.

If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that the health of humans and animals are inescapably linked. This isn’t a new revelation, though.

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A Greener World - ANDREW GUNTHER

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Feb. 28, 2021, 8:34 p.m.

It is with huge sadness that we share the loss of A Greener World’s Executive Director, Andrew Gunther, who passed away suddenly on Friday, 19 February.

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TEARS is hosting an ADOPTATHON DAY for Adopt-a-Pet dogs and cats.

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Feb. 28, 2021, 7:17 p.m.

TEARS Animal Rescue is hosting an ADOPTATHON DAY at its Kennel and Cattery on 6 March from 10AM to 3PM to find homes for Adopt-a-Pet dogs and cats.

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Zoetis SA, Paws 4 U spread some love to under-recognised healthcare workers this Valentine’s Day

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Feb. 18, 2021, 5:29 p.m.

COVID-19 hasn’t only impacted the daily lives of working families and school kids. Health and medical facilities have shut their doors to visitors to keep their patients and frontline healthcare …

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riaan@wecanchange.co.za Feb. 12, 2021, 6:45 p.m.

Boschrivier Farm uses sustainable agriculture methods to earn Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW certification for its pasture-raised pigs and laying hens.

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riaan@wecanchange.co.za Dec. 18, 2020, 7:13 p.m.

It is absolute devastation in Masiphumelele after a raging fire fuelled by wind ripped through the community last night.

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riaan@wecanchange.co.za Dec. 1, 2020, 8:14 p.m.

The TEARS Online Shop offers some festive Christmas products that include TEARS Animal Rescue Christmas Stockings, Christmas cards and calendars, Christmas-themed dog and cat toys as well as fun Christmas …

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riaan@wecanchange.co.za Nov. 1, 2020, 5:22 p.m.

A service dog training facility based in Cape Town since 2016 needs funds to facilitate the training of Medical Service Dog Heroes and TheraPets.

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Rescued from a Failing Zoo, Two Lionesses Celebrate First Year at new South African ‘forever home’

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Oct. 30, 2020, 6:03 p.m.

After being rescued from the miserable conditions in a failed zoo in Southern Spain and moved to the Born Free Rescue Section at Panthera Africa Big Cat Sanctuary, lionesses Alpha …

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How pets have kept us sane during the pandemic

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Oct. 22, 2020, 11 a.m.

The month of October is Mental Health Awareness Month with the objective of educating the public about mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and stress, all of which have …

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Mdzananda Animal Clinic - Give a New Leash on Life and get a free buff!

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Sept. 8, 2020, 5:05 p.m.

Face masks and buffs are going to be around for a long time. Now you can get your very own buff and give a pet a New Leash on Life.

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#WorldRangerDay! We salute you all!

SANCCOB Aug. 2, 2020, 6:24 p.m.

In celebrating World Ranger Day, we honour those who are out in the field, protecting our natural treasures and cultural heritage, tirelessly dedicating their skills and time on a daily …

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Join the BIG Fight Against Live Export By Sea

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 26, 2020, 5:16 p.m.

Live Export Update: NSPCA in court to defend sheep. The case will be heard on the 6th August!

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Continuum of care is the future of animal health, says Zoetis

riaan@wecanchange.co.za May 13, 2020, 6:38 p.m.

There is a clear shift in traditional ways of practicing veterinary medicine. Animal health companies, such as Zoetis, are revolutionising animal healthcare by providing veterinarians with integrated solutions to predict, …

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Dear Animal Warrior

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Feb. 27, 2020, 7:21 a.m.

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) confirms that an urgent application to the High Court has been launched to interdict the impending export by sea of live sheep to Kuwait. …

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