TEARS Animal Rescue (The Emma Animal Rescue Society) is one of the country’s leading organisations; its mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home 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 re-unite 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.

Our vision is one of continuous improvement and expansion in order to rescue, rehabilitate, re-home, or re-unite every domestic animal that has nowhere else to turn and is in need of a champion.

Click here to visit the TEARS website.

Living Hope


Living Hope assists patients and their families with physical, emotional and spiritual support. We treat chronic and terminal illnesses, including HIV and TB, we provide recuperation following hospitalization and respite care in our 22-bed Health Care Centre. We also provide assistance to patients who remain in their homes as part of our Home Based Care in 6 different communities.

Substance Abuse Recovery

Living Hope seeks to transform the shattered lives of the Homeless and destitute in the areas as well as reaching out to substance abusers through rehabilitation programmes.

Life Skills

Living Hope seeks to prevent the spread of chronic illnesses including HIV and AIDS using short and long term strategies among the communities in which it works. We do this through reaching out to pregnant moms, parents, primary school children, teens and adults as we do all we can to build an AIDS free generation.

Economic Empowerment

“Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good in order that they may provide for their daily needs and not live unproductive lives.” Titus 3:14

South Africa has an unemployment rate of almost 25%! Living Way seeks to help alleviate poverty due to unemployment through economic empowerment. It is not about seeking money as the solution to poverty. It is about upholding justice. It is about dignity. It is about empowerment. It is about hope. It is about walking a journey with the poor, while providing opportunities to rise above their struggles.

Click here to visit the Living Hope website.