Nov 2, 2020

HEARTFELT THANKS TO OUR GLOBAL GIVING SUPPORTERS

VRYGROND - SIVE GREETS A COMMUNITY DOG
VRYGROND - SIVE GREETS A COMMUNITY DOG

Dear Friends of TEARS on the GlobalGiving Platform

HEARTFELT THANKS TO OUR GLOBALGIVING SUPPORTERS

With many countries experiencing a second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, one has to wonder when this will all end.  In the vulnerable communities we serve, we see the terrible hardships being suffered by people – no jobs, no food, and no hope for the future!  Sadly, many people are being forced to surrender their pets, as the pandemic takes its toll, and people are without work.  Our kennels and cattery are full, with abandoned and surrendered dogs, but, at least they have a haven and we are able to care for them and provide support for our impoverished communities.

TEARS Animal Rescue has been blessed, with our caring community continuing to support our efforts in the impoverished communities we serve.   We are also extremely grateful to our supporters on the GlobalGiving Platform, who, in spite of difficult times, continue to donate to our cause, Help Alleviate Misery for Animals in Cape Town.  Since our Project was registered on GlobalGiving last year in June, we have received 86 donations, and are so thankful for the numerous disbursements which have been made by GlobalGiving, as follows:

30.07.19 – US$4 421.21 - R59 483.80

27.11.19 – US$   275.82 –    3 947.74

26.02.20 – US$   976.40 -   14 335.71

29.09.20 -  US$  264.70  -     4 393.84

TOTAL     US$5 938.13  - R82 161.09

 The much-needed funding has enabled us to:

Sterilise 150 dogs and cats, providing them with a better quality of life, and helping to prevent hordes of animals from being born into a life of suffering, abuse and neglect.

Provide vaccinations, (including rabies), deworming and flea treatment to 150 companion animals and by so doing, uplifting their lives, and helping to prevent them from contracting fatal viral diseases, such as distemper and parvo-virus in dogs and puppies, and feline panleukopenia virus, feline parvovirus, and feline infectious enteritis in cats and kittens.  These diseases cause untold suffering in our four-legged friends, and by vaccinating them, we are ensuring that they have the best chance at survival and a healthier life.

 Heartfelt thanks to our GlobalGiving friends for your care and compassion in supporting our Project in Vrygrond.  Without donor support we would not be able to help alleviate the misery suffered by thousands of animals, and your empathy is therefore so appreciated. As we approach the end of what has been a very difficult and challenging year for each and every person globally, we extend our best wishes to you all, and sincerely trust that we can all look forward to a happier and healthier year ahead.

 Take care.

 Warm regards and grateful thanks

MARILYN HOOLE

PROJECT LEADER

31.10.20

VRYGROND - COMMUNITY CATS
VRYGROND - COMMUNITY CATS
OVERCOME HEIGHTS - PART OF VRYGROND
OVERCOME HEIGHTS - PART OF VRYGROND
Jul 7, 2020

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT, GLOBALGIVING FRIENDS

TEARS' MOBILE CLINIC IN VRYGROND (CAPRICORN)
TEARS' MOBILE CLINIC IN VRYGROND (CAPRICORN)

GLOBALGIVING REPORT – JULY 2020 HELP ALLEVIATE MISERY FOR ANIMALS IN CAPE TOWN

Dear GlobalGiving Supporters

The Covid-19 pandemic, resulting in the world being in lockdown, has had a profound effect on people in all walks of life, with animals feeling the impact as well. Our hearts go out to the owners and pets in the areas we serve; so many of them struggle at the best of times, and now, with the pandemic and lockdown, their suffering and battle to survive is compounded. At this time of uncertainty and instability it has been so heart-warming to witness the response from those who are able, to reach out and help those in need. The many regular feeding schemes, as well as pop-up schemes in the vulnerable communities, has ensured that the residents receive food parcels and meals, and the animals have not been forgotten either. Our donors, apart from making substantial financial donations, have also contributed to provide food for the animals, enabling us to regularly visit the impoverished communities we serve, providing food parcels as well as feeding the many animals in the streets. In addition, we have supported smaller organisations with food, so that the animals they help are cared for too. It has been an amazing coming together to support and feed both people and animals.

The City of Cape Town, in partnership with the Cape Animal Welfare Forum, of which TEARS is a member, have donated R750 000 towards the purchase of food for the starving animals in the Western Cape; it is a wonderful initiative, which will alleviate hardship experienced by indigent pet owners and enable them to continue feeding their pets, and not be forced to abandon them. To be able to care for animals by providing nutritional food and a warm place to sleep contributes a lot to the health and morale of impoverished communities.

Although our focus has been on feeding the animals during this pandemic, we have, as an essential service, continued with our vital work of providing primary health care, veterinary and sterilisation services to our low-income communities. In May, and in collaboration with AfriPaw Animal Welfare Organisation, we held two Spayathons, over consecutive Saturdays, at our Clinic, and sterilised 90 companion animals from Vrygrond (Capricorn Park), with the help of two veterinarians. Going forward, more Spayathons are planned, as we attempt to tackle the huge animal overpopulation problem in this area.

During these challenging times in our country and globally, we are most grateful for the continued support of donors via the GlobalGiving platform, thereby enabling us to fulfil our Project objective, that of helping to alleviate misery for animals in Cape Town. Your gifts help us to keep providing essential primary healthcare and sterilisation services to our indigent communities, for which we express our heartfelt thanks.

WITH SINCERE GRATITUDE

MARILYN HOOLE

03.07.20

TEARS' REGISTERED CLINIC AND OPERATING THEATRE
TEARS' REGISTERED CLINIC AND OPERATING THEATRE
VRYGROND RESIDENTS WITH THEIR ANIMALS
VRYGROND RESIDENTS WITH THEIR ANIMALS
OVERCOME HEIGHTS - PART OF VRYGROND
OVERCOME HEIGHTS - PART OF VRYGROND
Mar 9, 2020

HELP ALLEVIATE MISERY FOR ANIMALS IN CAPE TOWN

GLOBALGIVING REPORT – MARCH 2020

HELP ALLEVIATE MISERY FOR ANIMALS IN CAPE TOWN

 Dear GlobalGiving Supporters

We are so blessed to be part of the GlobalGiving Family, which has afforded us the opportunity of being introduced to so many caring donors, who have supported our Project.  The generosity of all you special donors is greatly appreciated, as your contributions mean that we can fulfil our Project objectives of providing free sterilisations and primary healthcare (vaccinations, deworming and defleaing) services to the animals of Vrygrond (Capricorn) and surrounding settlements.

 The challenge is sometimes daunting, as the number of animals needing our help is overwhelming, but, just knowing that we have your support, our valued and compassionate donors, who champion our cause, motivates us to do our best for the animals and their owners in these severely impoverished communities.  Our previous Reports advised that we had helped 93 dogs and cats (June to August 2019), and a further 101 (October to November 2019).  For the period November 2019 to February 2020 we sterilised and provided primary healthcare for 97 needy animals in Vrygrond, making a total of 291 companion animals helped over a 9 month period.

 We have a heart-warming story to share with you, which emanates from a settlement known as Overcome Heights, in the heart of the greater Vrygrond area.  Our Animal Welfare Assistant was handed a dear nine week old puppy, who was unwanted.  Yuki, as we called her, which means “Happiness”, in Japanese, had a severe overburden of ticks; both her ears and paws were infested with ticks, and she was in a critically compromised condition.  She was rushed to our hospital where our Vet, Dr Sabastian, treated her to destroy the ticks, and did a blood smear to test for biliary and ehrlichia, which are tick borne diseases.  Little Yuki tested positive for both; she was a very sick little puppy, and was immediately given a blood transfusion.  We did not know whether she would survive, but these little township puppies are resilient, and Yuki is well on the way to recovery, in the care of our volunteer Vet who is fostering her.

 Many photos have been taken of Yuki, and we have great pleasure in sharing some of these with you, including a video, as well as other photos taken in January, while our team were working in Vrygrond.

 Our work in these areas would not be possible without the wonderful support of those who care about our Project and the work we do, and we thank you for assisting us, through your contributions, to help relieve the plight of animals in distress and fight the scourge of cruelty, abuse and neglect, which confront us on a daily basis.  We believe that the only way to tackle pet overpopulation and the resultant misery, is through sterilisation, and your contributions have certainly helped us to mitigate the problem.

 WITH HEARTFELT THANKS

MARILYN HOOLE

05.03.20


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