Noah's Residents

Noah's Residents

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Noah's Ark Rescue - Larkin Kittens

Dear All,

Last Saturday while at Noah's Ark, we received a call to go to a bus station in Lakin (JB) to rescue some kittens.

In all there were 13 of them rescued!

They were no more than 4 weeks old and were in terrible condition. Most were emaciated and eyes so badly infected that some could hardly open their eyes.

Uncle Raymund acted on a tip off and rescued all thirteen kitties. He brought them back to our clinic at Noah's Ark, where the kittens were cleaned, medicated and fed kitty milk formula from a syringe.

Volunteers and workers helped out. Had Uncle Raymund not saved them, these kittens would have eventually died from starvation and cat flu/viral infection.

It has been a few days since and I hear they are recovering and getting stronger by the day. I look forward to seeing them on my next visit to Noah's Ark.

Meanwhile, we will keep you posted with photo updates in the following weeks.

BTW, in the Straits Times Forum today, there's a post on
penalising members of the public who feeds stray cats and even a suggestion of sending cats to Peru as food to be eaten by a radio deejay.

We hope this group of people belongs to the minority.

Noah's Ark strongly advocates a humane way of reducing unwanted stray dogs and cats through TNR and we need the support of those compassionate and like minded people like you.

Please support our fund raising events actively!!

Paws and Licks,

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Noah's Ark Rescue - Lala and Ah Boy


Lala, a JRT cross, and Ah Boy, a mongrel, lost their owner on 4th July, 2007.

Mr Song Kai Yong, a Singaporean in his fifties, was riding his motor bike from Johor to Singapore when he was killed by a drunk driver at Pelangi, JB.

We understand from Maggie, Mr Song's niece, that her uncle, who was single, loved his dogs very much. He treated the dogs like his children, and every evening he would take them for walks.

After the death of Mr Song, his dogs were left alone at home for over a week. Maggie wanted to help the dogs. She tried rehoming them but who would want to adopt a 8 year old JRT cross or a brown mongrel that was somewhat less then friendly towards strangers.

Maggie got to know about Noah's Ark through a friend. One Sunday morning she called us for assistance. Knowing that the chance of these dogs finding new homes were slim, so Noah's Ark offered the family a helping hand.

When volunteers from Noah's Ark arrived to pick the dogs up, the dogs were still waiting in the hall for their owner to return.

Ah Boy

It was impossible to get hold of Ah Boy. He attempted to bite anyone who entered the house. It took us 2 days to catch and take him away.

Our volunteers helped to send these dogs for the necessary veterinary checks and process the paperwork needed to export them to Noah's Ark Natural Animal Sanctuary in Johore.

Since then, both Lala and Ah Boy have settled in comfortably.

Mr Song, if you can hear us, your dogs are in good hands.

Rest in Peace.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Bicycle - Cross Breed

You can guess the reason why I was named Bicycle; that is simply because I loved to chase bicycles. For that, I was at the receiving end of many hard kicks and expletives.

My ex-owner used to own a bicyle and I would happily run alongside with him on his outings. Even when he dumped me, I was still guarding his bicycle everyday till his return.

After many days of not bringing me home and harsh words, I understand that I was no longer wanted and left to roam the streets.

Life was tough. There were fights with other dogs for that coveted sheltered spot on the 5 foot way. Food was handouts from kind patrons in the hawker centre or even religious food offerings left on the roadside.

Life took a break when I met Aunty Vivien, an old lady in her seventies who is a caregiver of rejects like me.

I was caught and sent to a kennel while pending to be rehomed. However, I was an accomplished escape artiste and there is no fence too high nor too difficult for me to scale.
I should be named Houdini instead. :D

Due to my hard life, I have little faith in humans and was constantly baring my teeth to scare them away, hence I was unsuitable for adoption. It was decided that I would be rehomed to Noah's Ark where I will live for the rest of my life.

In Noah's Ark, I know I am home at last. The days of scaling walls is over and I have turned into a friendly dog.

My buddy is Channel, another mongrel. We have a common fear of thunder and would keep each other company whenever the thunder rolls, in a sheltered spot.

When you are in Noah's Ark, please drop by to visit me. A pat on the head and a kind word makes my day!!

Paws and Licks,

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Ginger - Cross Breed

My name is Ginger and I am a pint size mongrel.

I was searching for food when Lily saw me. I was suffering from severe mange and completely bald.

Lily nursed me to health and tried to keep me at home but I loved running out to the busy street too much.

So Lily thought that it was better for me that I move to Noah's Ark where I will be free to roam and run in safety.

Here in Noah's Ark, there's plenty of food, water and shelter. The animals also receive medical care and lots of TLC.

I do not need to lead a life of wandering, not knowing when the next meal will be. It's a happy ending for a little dog like me.

For that, we the animals would like to thank Uncle Raymund and all those who made Noah's Ark; an animal haven with a no-kill policy; a reality.

Paws and Licks,

Max - Rottweiler

I am Max and I am almost 2 years old.

I had my tail docked when I was a puppy. My ex-owner caged me up at his own leisure until he decides what he wanted to do with me.

As a result, my hind muscle have wasted away and I had difficulties walking. Luckily, I was rescued by Noah's Ark and was fostered out to Uncle Bernard who took me out daily for many walkies as physiotherapy.

In no time, I was healed and running; and poor Uncle Bernard had a hard time keeping up.

It was decided that I will be rehomed in Noah's Ark where the huge space will allow me to indulge in my passion of running.

Here in Noah's Ark, I stay in the stables with the horses and enjoy daily dips in the water lily pond. Do drop by for a visit when you are here.

Thank you Noah's Ark for giving me a home and Uncle Bernard for taking care of me.

Paws and Licks,

Eva - Pyreness Mountain Dog

My name is Eva and I am a Pyrenees Mountain Dog.

I am one of the flood survivors from the 2006 floods in Johore.

When I first arrived at Noah's Ark, I was all skin and bones. Today, I have blossomed into a beautiful lady.

If you do come and visit Noah's Ark - please do come and say "hi" to me. I am alive and safe today because Noah's Ark and all their supporters who believed that they needed to go that extra mile to bring us safely home.

Thank you for caring and making a difference to our lives.

Paws and Licks,

Photo credits:  Nicholas Lee

Angus - Feline

My biggest flaw in my owner's eyes was growing into an adult cat and not remaining a kitten in perpetuity. A flaw I am afraid even humans despite their intelligence and advances in science have failed to "correct".

So not surprisingly; a less than pleasant fate was meted out to me when I turned one. I was cruelly abandoned at a car park after a new litter of kittens was introduced to my ex-owner's place.

Luckily someone found me and brought me to Noah's Ark. I am now a happy resident at Kuching Wisma.

So do drop by when you are next at the Ark and give me a pat, it would definitely be much appreciated.

Paws and Meows,

Photo credits: Nicholas Lee

Shadow - Husky

I am Shadow the husky.

We are strong willed dogs bred to work. If we do not have a task to fulfill, we became destructive and willful. As close relative to our wild ancestors - the wolves, we love to howl. It's a way of communication especially when we can't see our family members, howling is a way of maintaining contact over long distances.

Sadly, many people consider us beautiful dogs but failed to appreciate out unique personalities and temperament.

My previous owners were no different and eventually abandoned me at Noah's Ark. Not surprising, I was very frustrated and angry at this abandonment and attacked many of the other dogs.

But with some disciplining, lots of love and patience I have learnt to accept authority and leadership within our "pack" at the Ark.

I am a much happier dog now; content with the large grounds at the Ark that allow me to roam with a purpose.

Why don't you check on me on your next visit to the Ark?

Paws and Licks,

Maaf - Cross Breed


My name is Maff. I came to Noah's Ark by a stroke of luck.

A school teacher saw a car collided into me and rushed to see what she could do. I was in a dreadful state and had to eventually have my left hind leg amputated by the vet.

However, it seemed a small price to pay as she decided to adopt me and give me a place call home.

Sadly, because of superstition, she was forced to give me up as her mother believed that a black and white dog with a missing hind leg would bring bad luck to the family.

Luckily, she decided to rehome me at Noah's Ark where I am much loved by everyone. I guess my lost limb was the price I paid for a second change at happiness.

Do support Noah's Ark in their fund raising if you can. The animal shelter is a refuge for handicapped animals like me and needs your support to keep it running.

And when you are in Noah's Ark, do drop by and give me a pat on the head. It feels great to be loved!

Paws and Licks,

Photo credits: Nicholas Lee

Princess - German Shepherd


My name is Princess and I have called Noah's Ark my home for the last 4 years.

I was sent here as I suffered from a mild case of hip dysphasia which meant an end to my hopes of being shown.

Despite this 'defect,' Uncle Raymond showered me with much love and care. He gave me the freedom to run around the entire compound of the Ark - which proved to be the best cure for my hips.

So today, if you ever visit the Ark, you will find me happily cavorting with the other dogs, chasing butterflies and indulging in my daily dip in the pond.

So do drop by and say hi - I would be thrilled to see you.

Paws and Licks,