Noah's Residents

Noah's Residents

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Official Announcement by Noah's Ark Natural Animal Shelter (NANAS) Singapore

16 August 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

We are pleased to announce that our new entity, Noah’s Ark Natural Animal Shelter (NANAS) in Singapore has been approved by the Registry of Societies on 27 July 2016.

A new committee with a brand new team has been formed, headed by Mr Raymund Wee, Original Founder of Noah’s Ark in 1995 as President to continue its mission to help animals in need both in Singapore and Malaysia.

Raymund Wee says, “Animal suffering knows no national boundaries.  We will not let politics or borders stop our compassion.”

Since our announcement at the beginning of July about our split with NA CARES in Singapore and subsequently losing our funding for sanctuary operations, we have been inundated with offers of help from all quarters.

   We wish to thank our loyal supporters and donors from Singapore and Malaysia for their continuous support and generous donations during this difficult time. 

   We are very grateful to our volunteers and friends who stepped up efforts to help raise funds to ensure that we give the same standard and quality of care to the more than 1,000 animals living at the sanctuary. 

   All our sanctuary tours have been over-subscribed with people eager to help in any way possible. 

   Help came from as far as Australia in the form of financial assistance to help feed our horses and ponies.  We wish to thank Janet Thomas and her team from Animal Aid Abroad Inc. 

   From Singapore, Pets Station organised a food drive for our dogs and cats.  For every purchase of dog or cat food, Pets Station matched it on a one-for-one basis.

   We Heart Stray TNRM Group staged the first ever public fund raising event in Johor, Malaysia in aid of NANAS.

We are truly and deeply humbled by this outpouring of support from the public as more and more people come on board to help us help the animals. 

Announcing Our First Project
Moving forward, our first project is the launch of the NANAS Calendar which should be ready for distribution in September 2016.  In the meantime, you can help us increase our initial print run and hence reduce our cost by ordering in advance.  You are most welcome to place your orders at S$10 each with nanasspore@gmail.com with the following details:

Name:  ___________________
Email:  ___________________
Hp:  _____________________
Qty: _____________________ 


We would also like to inform you that a new Singapore bank account has just been opened. 

All donations, sponsorship and boarding fees from Singapore should be paid into this new account.

You can pay by the following methods in Singapore Dollars:

Via Funds Transfer
Bank:  DBS Bank
Account No:  023-905510-9
Account Name:  Noah’s Ark Natural Animal Shelter

By Cheque
Please issue cheque to “Noah’s Ark Natural Animal Shelter” and mail to: 
405C Fernvale Lane, #09-101 Singapore 793405

To contribute in Malaysian Ringgit:

Via Fund Transfer
Bank: CIMB
Account No: 01190002636058
Account Name: Noah's Ark Natural Animal Shelter
Branch: Gelang Patah, JB

By Cheque
Please issue cheque to "Noah's Ark Natural Animal Shelter" and mail it to: 

No. 3 Jalan Temenggong
11 Taman Ungku Tun Aminah
81300 Skudai, Johor Bahru
Johor, Malaysia

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Pets' Station Food Donation Drive

Dear Friends of Noah’s Ark
  



Thank you for your support towards the food donation drive organized by Pets' Station in May 2016 to help feed 700 dogs and 300 cats at Noah’s Ark Natural Animal Sanctuary.



The transporter has delivered the food last week to the sanctuary, with your support, we have raised:

·             430 bags of dry dog food (each bag is 12kg)
·             1960 trays of dog wet food (each tray is 100g each)
·             70 bags of dry cat food (each bag is 6kg)
·             1252 tins of cat wet food (each tin is 400g)

Many of the residents at the sanctuary were abandoned, accident victims, neglected and abused by their caregivers and members of the public – the sanctuary is a safe haven for them to call Noah’s Ark their forever home.  Please visit our blog at http://nanasanctuary.blogspot.sg to stay in touch of our work.

The animals are very fortunate to have guardians like you to help them.

With gratitude.

Raymund Wee
Founder

Noah’s Ark Natural Animal Shelter

Volunteering at Noah's Ark

My first visit to Noah's Ark
 with my sister Angeline. 

2 April 2016 was my first visit to Noah’s Ark as part of a tour was just a week before I decided to volunteer with them and my reason was simple – I truly enjoyed being there. - David Puvan 








Selfie time.

Stepping into the field with a hundred dogs running towards me felt surreal and I fell in love with the sanctuary instantly. I remember feeling really excited about volunteering with the sanctuary and getting to know the residents a bit more.

My first day volunteering at Noah's Ark.

After being warmly welcomed (best welcome ever!) by the dogs who yearned for our touch, we kicked start our first activity of designing the names of the horses.  Art wasn’t really my zone of comfort but the idea of adding my personal touch to the stables was truly fulfilling.  It was then that I foresaw how I would enjoy the rest of my day – personally interacting with the animals and making their day better as it would mine.

I was given the opportunity to give Primus a bath.

When we got to the stables to watch the horses roam freely within the field, it was an experience like no other.  Watching the horses gallop alongside the dogs made me feel like I was part of an extravagant movie.  The interaction between the horses and with the dogs was something I could marvel at the whole day. This to me, was the best part of my experience – watching animals in an unbounded zone, free of human restrain and control. 

That is me with Melody.

The cutest interaction I observed was between Melody, the oldest and wisest, and Accolade (who apparently adored the former).  Accolade kept nudging his way toward my camera as I was trying to take a selfie with Melody – he either was jealous or wanted to be a part of our family portrait (which I would gladly have loved to accede if my camera was wide enough >.<)

Together with Accolade,
the tallest horse at the
sanctuary.

My next most memorable experience would be brushing the fur of the big dogs – this could have gone on forever but I enjoyed every bit of it.  Grooming the dogs was actually more therapeutic than I thought it would be – I guess because there was this attachment that brew between me and the dogs that it felt this way.  The love I felt was boundless; they enjoyed being touched and brushed and never wanted you to move on to another dog.  See, brushing them wasn’t only doing them good, it was also making me feel really loved. These animals have so much love to share and they just need people to shower them on.

Me giving Bullet an endless brushing.

Learning from the team, especially Lynda, was both enlightening and inspirational. There was so much that was done to help these vulnerable animals and there is still so much more that can be done.  Really, it isn’t how much we can do but what we can do that matters. I am a student who probably can’t contribute financially but simply being there and helping out in the smallest ways possible made a difference to the sanctuary, and most importantly to the ever-loving animals.  The appreciation of the team and the friendships I made there with my fur-buddies only makes me want to do more in my future visits…  And yes, I am definitely going back again – I miss my friends already! 


By David Puvan, an undergrad at NUS


To volunteer
If you would like to volunteer, please email to Noah's Ark Natural Animal Shelter at nanasmalaysia@gmail.com with your details.  Thank you.