Daniella Potter
3 minute read
12 Jan 2017
3:59 pm

Firefighters, animal rescue organisations assist animals affected by WC fires

Daniella Potter

On Wednesday, TEARS Animal Rescue reported the team had come across many tortoises who had not survived the fires.

The Kraaifontein Fire Department rescued a kitten from a veld while they were battling blazes and handed over the little feline to Raise 'n Rescue, a Cape Town based animal rescue organisation. Picture: Raise 'n Rescue Facebook page

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TEARS Animal Rescue, which provides veterinary services, animal rescue as well as rehabilitation and rehoming of rescued domestic animals, has worked tirelessly over the past day to care for animals affected by the Ocean View Fire.

The non-profit organisation took to its Facebook page to post photos of the fires as well as the animals rescued.

On Thursday morning, TEARS vet Dr Jenny Stock and a crew set out in search of animals whose spoor was found in the area of the Kleinplaas Dam. On Wednesday, TEARS reported that the team had come across many tortoises who had not survived the fires.

Read some of the Facebook posts by TEARS below: 

A screenshot from the Tears Animal Rescue Facebook page. Picture: Facebook

A screenshot from the Tears Animal Rescue Facebook page. Picture: Facebook

A screenshot from the Tears Animal Rescue Facebook page. Picture: Facebook

A screenshot from the Tears Animal Rescue Facebook page. Picture: Facebook

A screenshot from the Tears Animal Rescue Facebook page. Picture: Facebook

A screenshot from the Tears Animal Rescue Facebook page. Picture: Facebook

A screenshot from the Tears Animal Rescue Facebook page. Picture: Facebook

A screenshot from the Tears Animal Rescue Facebook page. Picture: Facebook

A screenshot from the Tears Animal Rescue Facebook page. Picture: Facebook

A screenshot from the Tears Animal Rescue Facebook page. Picture: Facebook

A screenshot from the Tears Animal Rescue Facebook page. Picture: Facebook

A screenshot from the Tears Animal Rescue Facebook page. Picture: Facebook

A screenshot from the Tears Animal Rescue Facebook page. Picture: Facebook

A screenshot from the Tears Animal Rescue Facebook page. Picture: Facebook

Firefighters also seem to have been looking out for animals as they battle the blazes. Raise ‘n Rescue, an organisation based in Cape Town that re-homes and rescues animals, posted on its Facebook page on January 10 that firefighters rescued a kitten from the veld. The kitten was found not to be injured or burnt, but was neglected. The organisation thanked the team from the Kraaifontein fire department for looking out for the little kitten and offered their help in case the fire department rescues kittens again.

Read the full Facebook post by Raise ‘n Rescue here:

A screenshot of the post on the Raise 'n Rescue Facebook page. Picture: Facebook

A screenshot of the post on the Raise ‘n Rescue Facebook page. Picture: Facebook

Many of the organisation’s supporters shared their happiness at the good news story that came out of the devastating fires in the Western Cape.

A screenshot of the comments on the Raise 'n Rescue Facebook post. Picture: Facebook

A screenshot of the comments on the Raise ‘n Rescue Facebook post. Picture: Facebook

The organisation further gave thanks to the community for their support and appreciation of the firefighters’ bravery.

A screenshot of the post on the Raise 'n Rescue Facebook page. Picture: Facebook

A screenshot of the post on the Raise ‘n Rescue Facebook page. Picture: Facebook

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