Mission & Vision
“TEARS Animal Rescue (The Emma Animal Rescue Society) is one of the country’s leading organisations; its mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome domestic animals, as well as provide veterinary services to local communities.
As a pro-quality of life, registered, non-profit organisation, we rely on the support of caring individuals and corporates to assist us in fulfilling our mission to bring relief to animals in distress, whether through intervention, education, medical assistance or rehoming.
Located in the False Bay area of the southern Cape Peninsula, we typically serve the communities of Ocean View, Masiphumelele and Red Hill, Mountain View, Capricorn, although we assist animals and guardians throughout the Western Cape when our services are needed.
All the animals in our care have been abandoned, abused or neglected so following rescue, individuals are rehabilitated using best veterinary and animal behavioural practices to prepare them for adoption into new homes. An important part of TEARS’ mission is to reunite lost animals with their guardians, and carry out a wider programme of veterinary outreach and humane education in our communities, that promotes the responsibility and burden of care we have towards the animals that share our lives.