On the evening of Monday, March 23 President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the country will be implementing a national lockdown between midnight on Thursday, March 26 and midnight on Thursday, April 16.

TEARS Animal Rescue has now put out an urgent call as its kennels will be evacuated in the lead-up to the 21-day lockdown, and over 100 dogs are in need of a home.

“With over 100 dogs in our care, TEARS needs your help to empty the shelter as responsibly and as soon as possible. We cannot do this without our supporters!” it said in a statement. “Help us activate #TheGreatEscape by providing a foster home for one or more of our rescue dogs.”

“We are looking for Foster Families that are prepared to care for and foster a dog or dogs for the duration of the lockdown,” it added

To register as a Foster Family please email: [email protected] A member of the TEARS Kennel team will call you to make arrangements.

If you cannot foster, please donate to TEARS by following this link: https://tears.org.za/donate/

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Lucinda Dordley

Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She is a proud intersectional feminist, and is passionate about actively creating a world which is free of discrimination and inequality.