Noah's Residents

Noah's Residents

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

When Your Pet Outlives You



Noah’s Ark Pets Retirement Sanctuary- protects animals companions after you die or become disable. Owners pay us what they can afford. We are willing to work with the disable and elderly in order to save their pets(companion). Nanas accepts dogs, cats, horses, birds and other companion animals if owners have an emergency situation or becomes incapacitated.
People who can’t afford to contribute could apply for admittance. Anyone above 50 can enroll in the program “Home for Life”. We kept encountering animals belonging to elderly people or people with AIDS and terminal illness. Once the owner dies, no family member will want to keep their companion animals.
In view of our aging society, our seniors seem to have become more and more isolated. They’re so much more attached to their pets today. These animals mean literally everything to them and they just worry so much about what will happen to their pets. We are only trying to get people, especially the elderly to plan a head so that their pets will have a safe place to go. Today, many of our pets have the job of being a Companion.

For enquiries call our Helpline +6019-7159199



Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Announcement: NANAS Founder, Mr. Raymund Wee Interview Live on BFM (Sept 21; 3pm)



Tune in to BFM 89.9 or listen on-line at this link http://www.bfm.my/, 21th September 2010 at 3pm.

The interview is held in conjunction of World Animal's Day which falls on the 4th Oct. Generally, the topic will be on guidance for dog and cat population management in the most humane, effective and resource way possible.

Do tune in!


Would like to thanks Meera Sivasothy the producer and presenter of BFM 89.9 for inviting Mr Raymond Wee on The Bigger Picture Show.





Cat Welfare Work and Alley Cat Control In Malaysian Communities.


By introducing Stray Management Programme with the co-operation of town council and residents will eventually rid an environmental stigma as well as inculcating a caring and responsible society with the hope that Malaysia can hold as a living example to the success of the program. Cats are elusive and prolific animals and have the tendency to breed very quickly if their breeding nature is not control effectively.
Our objective is to introduce stray management program to curb the growing numbers of strays in a humane and effective way. The scheme is aimed at the dedicated and committed animal lovers (Volunteers/Caregivers) forming a cat welfare in Malaysia. It is necessary to work with the local town councils, residence and volunteers over the long-term sterilization work to evident the control of cat population in a responsible manner.

RATIONALE FOR THE PROGRAMME

Sterilization proved to be most effective ways in controlling the stray population in a sound rationale and humane ways. Males are castrated; females are spayed.
Sterilized cats become docile and endearing. Their nature of urine spraying will stop. Calling for mates (caterwauling) will stop. Cat fights will stop. No more breeding resulting in reduction of cat population eventually. But their territorial habits will not cease, thus keeping the same amount of cats in one area in check.

RATIONALE IN CAT MANAGEMENT

Feeding areas
Volunteers will train residents to create an area to feed and remove utensils for feeding. NANAS do not encourage cats scavenging for waste due to environmental concern. Feeding area serves as a place where strays will congregate and be monitored. The sick ones will be brought into NANAS for clinical treatment and medical attention; kittens will be cared for in NANAS till they are old enough to fend for themselves, all will ultimately be returned to their colony. Some will not be returned and became permanent resident in NANAS due to physical disabilities.


FACTORS FOR SUCCESS OF THE PROGRAMME

Volunteers are important to effectively spread the programme far and beyond. Their care and concern will build a profound foundation for all towns to emulate. However, the success of the programme depends largely of the following:

  • Supports from the authorities, town councils and the residents.
  • Build a volunteer base in each town.
  • Forming caregiver committee to feed, care, monitor the progress and give feedback to the volunteers.
  • Most importantly, residents must unanimously support the programme without prejudice.

RESPECTING THE SOCIETY

Out of respect for the teaching of the Koran (refer to **“Jakim”) on the subject of birth control, cat welfare projects are best not promoted as neutering schemes unless the community has expressed their consent. The emphasis should be approached with considerable tact and diplomacy. Abortion is anathema to Muslims hence the spaying of obviously pregnant cats is distressing to the community. Trapping and neutering must therefore occur outside of the breeding season and visibly pregnant cats must be released if trapped. In some cases where cats are trapped on private property the volunteer may have to give an understanding that no action will be taken which may cause offence and neutering and other veterinary procedures will only be undertaken where there is informed consent.

** Jakim has already released a statement in 2002 that neutering of cats to prevent population outburst is not a sin “ Bahawa memengembiri binatang kesayanagan saperti kuching atau anjing hukumnya adalah diharuskan dengan sebab sebab tertentu ia itu bagi menjaga maslahat ummah.

CONCLUSION

Sterilization of strays and pets are proven to be most effective in population control. Although euthanasia (putting down in a humane manner) is strictly against the teaching of the Koran, not only with cat but all living creatures, many Muslim accept that on occasion, this will be necessary to relieve or prevent suffering. Some, however, will insist that nature take its course in which case pain-relieving treatment must be tactfully recommended. During trap-neutering-return (TNR) it must be stressed that healthy animals will not be euthanized. Where the community is agreeable to limited euthanasia of ferals, the criteria for euthanasia extends only to severely ill cats. Minor conditions can be treated at the time of neutering and flea and worming treatments can be given. Healthy cats should be identified (e.g. ear-tipped) and ID tag (collar) before returning them to their habitat. We strongly believe in community-based approach in resolving the stray situation in the long run.

Prepared by:

Raymund Wee
President,Founder & Caregiver
Noah’s Ark Natural Animal Sanctuary (NANAS)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Panduan Pengurusan Populasi Anjing Dan Kucing

Inilah panduan yang paling berperikemanusiaan, berkesan dan bijak untuk pengurusan populasi anjing dan kucing. Walaupun tiada penyelesaian yang pantas untuk membendung masalah yang diakibatkan oleh anjing dan kucing terbiar, sekurang-kurangnya panduan ini dapat membantu dengan factor-faktor yang HARUS dipertimbangkan di samping menjelaskan cara pembendungan yang komprehensif dan berterusan dapat diimplementasikan.

























Tumpukan perhatian kepada butiran berikut:
 
MANFAAT MEMELIHARA BINATANG KESAYANGAN DI RUMAH

Pelbagai penyelidikan saintifik telah mengesahkan bahawa binatang peliharaan dapat memanfaatkan tuan kepada binatang pemeliharaan itu, iaitu dalam kedua-dua sector kesihatan fizikal dan psikologikal.

Binatang peliharaan dapat mengurangkan stres, yang dikenalpasti dapat meningkatkan fungsi sistem imun dengan berkesan.

Manfaat kesihatan psikologi daripada kerakanan anjing dan kucing telah mendorong aktiviti pelawatan anjing ke hospis, hospital, penjara dan rumah-rumah kebajikan orang cacat.


JALINAN YANG TERPUTUS

Penjinakan anjing, kebergunaannya kepada manusia dan perlindungan yang diberikan manusia kepada anjing telah menjanakan jalinan yang rapat ini.

Kini, manusia sering mencabuli jalinan ini tanpa memantau pembiakan anjing mereka dan seterusnya, membuang mereka dalam jumlah yang besar, justeru menyebabkan binatang-binatang ini menderita dan kadang-kadang, menular sehingga menjadi risiko kesihatan kepada manusia.

Kerajaan dan pihak penguatkuasaan setempat yang dibelenggui masalah yang diakibatkan anjing terbiar ini sering kali menggunakan metode pemusnahan beramai-ramai, dengan mengharapkan penyelesaian yang pantas, tetapi metode pemusnahan ini terus dipraktikkan setahun demi setahun, tanpa perancangan untuk mengurangkannya sama sekali.

Di samping itu, dengan mengurangkan populasi anjing terbiar buat sementara waktu, pihak penguatkuasaan telah meningkatkan lagi peluang hidup saki-baki anjing terbiar dan menggalakkan migrasi mereka ke ‘kawasan yang telah dibersihkan’. Fenomena ini mempercepatkan penyebaran penyakit seperti penyakit anjing gila.

Sebuah tanggapan yang praktikal adalah kebiasannya,anjing yang ditangkap dalam operasi ‘tangkap dan bunuh’ ini sedang merayau tidak jauh daripada rumah mereka.

Tuan kepada anjing-anjing ini pasti membenci aktiviti penangkap anjing dan sekiranya anjing-anjing tersebut dibunuh, nescaya adanya seruan ketidakpuasan hati terhadap pihak penguatkuasaan.

Program pengawalan populasi anjing yang berperikemanusiaan seharusnya mendapat sokongan daripada komuniti tempatan dan Kumpulan Kebajikan Haiwan.

Penangkapan dan pembunuhan anjing-anjing tidak patut dianggap sebagai cara yang paling berkesan untuk menangani masalah anjing yang berlebihan kerana ia tidak menyelesaikan akar umbi masalah tersebut, iaitu pembiakan anjing yang berleluasa.

Kini, penyingkiran anjing-anjing berlebihan telah dikenalpasti tidak mampu menyelesaikan masalah anjing-anjing liar.

Langkah-langkah jangka panjang dan proaktif, termasuklah pendaftaran, penggunaan cip mikro, kembiri dan pendidikan masyarakat setempat perlu diambil demi mewujudkan kesedaran terhadap masalah ini.

FAKTOR KOS APAKAH DEFINISI ANJING TERBIAR?
·     Mana-mana anjing yang tidak ditemani pemilik atau penjaganya di tempat awam, atau tidak memakai kolar anjing dan tag idenititi, merupakan seekor anjing terbiar di sisi undang-undang.
·     Kebiasaannya, sesetengah anjing dibiar berkeliaran berhampiran tempat kediaman tanpa memakai kolar anjing dan pada waktu malamnya pula, digalakkan untuk mencari makanan, sehingga terpaksa menyelongkar tong sampah dan mengotorkan kawasan perumahan.
·     Anjing yang berkeliaran di tempat awam mungkin menunggu pemiliknya, atau telah tersesat, atau telah meninggalkan tempat tinggal mereka, atau telah dibuang pemilik mereka.
·     Anak anjing yang dilahirkan anjing betina terbiar akan terus hidup sebagai anjing terbiar dan menjadi liar sekiranya tidak dipelihara. Anjing seperti ini sukar ditangkap dan mungkin memainkan peranan dalam penyebaran penyakit . Tetapi kebiasaannya, jangka hayat mereka agak pendek. Justeru itu, mereka jarang sekali menimbulkan masalah yang serius.
·    Pembiakbakaan dalam menimbulkan masalah seperti kurap demodeks yang sering dihidap anjing terbiar. Kebiasaannya, anjing-anjing ini akan menderita panjang sebelum ajalnya tiba.  

PENGAWALAN ANJING TERBIAR

·    Sebuah program kawalan harus disediakan untuk membezakan anjing peliharaan dengan anjing terbiar agar dapat menyelenggarakan setiap kategori dengan lebih berkesan.
·    Ia harus dikaitkan dengan sebuah program pendidikan yang bermatlamat untuk mengurangkan masalah dari akar umbinya; iaitu di rumah pemilik anjing tersebut.  
·    Pendidikan berasaskan alasan untuk menyelamatkan (pematuhann)atau pendidikan berasaskan  pelaksanaan (pengingkaran)
·    Faktor kos merupakan alasan banyak pihak kerajaan mengelak daripada memperkenalkan program kawalan haiwan terbiar yang berperikemanusiaan dan proaktif. 
·    Namun begitu, ia dianggap sebagai ekonomi palsu apabila kos tersembunyi program-program yang tidak berkesan itu diperiksa..
·     Kemalangan jalan raya, gigitan anjing dan kecederaan berkait anjing serta implikasi-implikasi kesihatan yang lain, kos penangkapan dan pembunuhan yang dikontrakkan kepada penangkap anjing persendirian.
·    Berita mengenai kemalangan dan kematian berkait anjing dalam akhbar harian anda.
·    Kos program yang proaktif dapat diimbangi melalui sistem pendaftaran yang diselanggarakan dengan baik, khidmat pemasangan mikrocip untuk anjing-anjing yang telah dikembirikan dengan kadar yang terkurang untuk menggalakkan pengembirian dan membantu golongan yang mempunyai pendapatan boleh guna yang terhad, serta penjaga haiwan terbiar.  

PENGAWALAN YANG BERKESAN
·    Pengawalan yang berkesan memerlukan sebuah program yang komprehensif dan proaktif, termasuklah mendidik pemilik anjing dan pemilik proaktif agar dapat mengawal pembiakan anjing peliharaan, mengawal pesekitaran anjing jagaan, pendaftaran, identifikasi dan pemasangan mikrocip yang wajib, serta perlesenan dan pengawalan pembiak dan kedai jualan haiwan.
·    Penguatkuasaan yang berkesan harus diberi keutamaan.

PENDIDIKAN
·    Kumpulan Pendidikan Perikemanusiaan NANAS Humane Education akan mengendalikan sebuah kempen pendidikan dan kesedaran mengenai tanggungjawab seorang pemilik haiwan kesayangan.  
·    Elemen-elemen penting yang harus diberikan kepada haiwan kesayangan anda adalah komitmen dan kasih sayang.
  • Membangkitkan rasa tanggungjawab sebagai seorang pemilik di kalangan pemilik haiwan.
·        Mencegah pembelian impulsif di masa hadapan. (Risalah pendidikan akan diedarkan ke kedai-kedai binatang peliharaan). 
·        Tanggungjawab pemilik haiwan akan ditekankan dalam bahan-bahan pendidikan itu.
·        Kelak, penerbitan rangkaian risalah dan brosur yang pelbagai boleh didapati di mana-mana sahaja.
·        Paparan berunsur pendidikan akan diselitkan ke dalam majalah mengenai anjing, kedai binatang peliharaan dan pusat vetenari, serta sewaktu permohonan lesen.
·        Kempen-kempen akan diumumkan dalam media dan stesen radio tempatan. .
·        Program pendidikan akan dianjurkan apabila terbitnya masalah, dan dibantu warden/pegawai haiwan kami.

MEMAHAMI ANJING (Pendidikan Umum)
·        Berdiri diam-diam apabila anjing menghampiri anda.
·        Izinkan anjing menjalankan tugasnya, contohnya mengenalpasti identity anda.
·        Anjing di atas jalan atau dalam rumah merupakan tuan kepada kawasannya.
·        Jangan merenung seekor anjing, terutamanya pada matanya kerana akan menganggapnya sebagai sebuah cabaran. Oleh itu, pastikan anda memandang ke sisi. Serentak itu,  anda haruslah bertenang.
·        Sekiranya terdapat percanggahan dan anjing tersebut kurang senang dengan kehadiran anda serta mula menggeram dan menyalak, undur dengan perlahan-lahan sambil memandang anjing itu dengan ekor mata.
·        Peringatan penting – jangan menyentuh atau mendekati anjing yang anda tidak kenali.
·        Jangan mengejar atau mengejek anjing, atau merampas makanan atau barang-barang kepunyaan mereka.
·        Jangan cuba bercampur tangan dalam pergaduhan di antara haiwan melainkan jika anda seorang yang terlatih.
·        JANGAN menendang anjing!
·        Waspada terhadap ibu bersama anak anjingnya.

SELALU bersikap lembut dan penyayang terhadap haiwan dan mereka akan membalas kasih sayang anda. Ingat bahawa haiwan dapat menilai seseorang dengan tepat kerana mereka memiliki  naluri dan perwajaran yang semula jadi. Ia menjelaskan bagaimana seseekor haiwan dapat menentukan sama ada ia  suka atau tidak suka kepada seseorang.  

Manusia yang sayang kepada haiwan memancarkan aura berwarna jingga yang dapat dilihat oleh haiwan. Perasaan takut pula menyebabkan pancaran berwarna perang tua dan aura ini merangsang perasaan takut pada haiwan, justeru mencetuskan perasaan marah dan keinginan untuk menyerang. Seperti yang dikata-katakan, anjing dapat ‘membau rasa takut’.  


PENDAFTARAN ANJING DAN IDENTIFIKASI

·        Apakah syarat-syarat penting untuk pelaksanaan sesebuah program kawalan anjing?
·        Pengawalan kesihatan seperti vaksinasi wajib untuk penyakit rabies/anjing gila harus diberikan kepada anjing-anjing dalam pusat simpanan sementara.  
·        Pendaftaran merupakan sebuah sistem untuk merekod maklumat anjing bersama maklumat pemiliknya serta menjadi sebahagian daripada statistik laporan.
·        Sistem yang paling efektif bergantung kepada keadaan negara.
Ia bolehlah merupakan sebuah pendaftaran kebangsaan berpusat dalam komputer dengan akses kepada pendaftaran berpusat daripada semua pusat pendaftaran di seluruh negara, atau dalam sebuah negara seperti Malaysia, sebuah sistem wilayah dengan awalan mudah-kenal untuk menunjukkan wilayah-wilayah tertentu. Setiap ekor anjing harus memakai tanda identiti atau nombor yang
·        kekal (mikro cip) yang tersenarai pada pendaftaran pusat.
·        Sekiranya mikro cip digunakan, indikasi yang jelas bahawa mikro cip telah dipasangkan harus ditunjukkan.
·        Contohnya, tatu seperti “M” pada telinga kiri.
·        Selain itu, anjing diwaibkan memakai kolar dan cakera pada setiap masa di luar rumah.
·        Cakera itu haruslah mempunyai nombor mikro cip dan nombor telefon pemiliknya. Cakera itu juga boleh dikodkan dengan warna (warna berbeza setiap tahun) demi memudahkan pemeriksaan visual ke atas pengemaskinian perlesenan tahunan. Tempoh lesen harus dibincangkan.
ANJING YANG TERBIAR DI PUSAT SIMPANAN SEMENTARA
·        Apabila anjing dibawa ke rumah lain untuk sementara waktu, contohnya ketika cuti, adalah penting untuk:
ü Menyediakan maklumat penuh alamat sementara itu pada kolarnya, agar ia dapat dipulangkan sekiranya ia melarikan diri.
ü Laporan kehilangan anjing adalah lazim pada musim-musim perayaan dan disebabkan oleh sesetengah aktiviti seperti bermain mercun. 

PENDAFTARAN DAN PENGENALAN ANJING
·        Pengenalan pendaftaran wajib dan identifikasi perlu digandingkan dengan penalti yang lebih tegas terhadap pembuangan haiwan peliharaan.
PENINGKATAN YURAN PENDAFTARAN
·        Bayaran yang lebih murah untuk pendaftaran haiwan yang telah dikembiri demi menggalakkan pengembirian.
·        Peningkatan yuran pendaftaran harus diumumkan awal-awal lagi agar tidak mencetuskan pembuangan anjing peliharaan dalam tempoh setahun dua sebelum kenaikan yuran dilaksanakan. 
·        Ia dapat mencegah pembuangan panik oleh pemilik mereka.

PENGEMBIRIAN
·        Pengembirian (pemandulan dan pengasian) HARUS dipromosi melalui pelbagai media, termasuk pendidikan.  
·        Insentif (yuran pendaftaran dikurangkan untuk haiwan yang telah dikembirikan) dan program pengembirian yang bersubsidi.
·        SPCA Selangor dan Klinik Pemandulan & Pengembirian DBKS dan NANAS Spay Shuttle.
·        Pengenalan program seperti ini disukarkan lagi oleh perbezaan keutamaan kewangan badan-badan kebajikan haiwan dan pakar veterinary tempatan.
·        Manfaat skima-skima ini haruslah dibincangkan bersama pakar veterinarian dan pihak berkuasa tempatan. Di samping itu, kumpulan-kumpulan kebajikan haruus menghargai tekanan kewangan yang dihadapi untuk menyelenggarakan klinik veterinari persendirian.
·        Sumbangan yang diberikan oleh skima pengembirian kos rendah dalam program pengawalan haiwan-haiwan terbiar adalah DRAMATIK!
·        Impak yang jelas akan diperhatikan sekiranya ia dikendalikan dengan konsisten bersama kitaran pembiakan dalam setiap 6 bulan.
·        Doktor veterinari mempunyai pandangan yang berbeza mengenai usia optimum dan teknik terbaik untuk pembedahan pengembirian.
·        Telah dipersetujui bahawa dalam keadaan di mana  pengawalan populasi adalah dititikberatkan, pengembirian awal memberikan manfaat yang jelas.
·        Anak anjing dan kucing boleh dikembirikan ketika berusia 12 minggu oleh seorang doktor vetenrinar yang berpengalaman.

MENGAWAL PERSEKITARAN ANJING TIDAK TERJAGA
·        Kapasiti tempat simpanan bergantung kepada ketersediaan makanan dan tempat terlindung. .
·        Salah satu cara untuk mengurangkan ‘kapasiti simpanan’ sesebuah kawasan adalah mengehadkan punca makanan dengan membersihkan kawasan tersebut.
·        Penelitian perlu diberikan kepada kawasan pasar, gerai penjaja makanan, restoran, tempat pembuangan sampah, kawasan-kawasan perindustrian dan tempat-tempat tidak berpenduduk dan kawasan yang diperuntukkan untuk pembangunan.  

PERLESENAN DAN PENGAWALAN PEMBIAK
·        Pembiakan yang tidak terkawal merupakan faktor utama peningkatan populasi haiwan peliharaan.
·        Perlesenan dan pengawalan semua perusahaan pembiakan komersial adalah penting. Yuran pendaftaran anjing perlu dinaikkan
·        Syarat-syarat kebajikan yang lebih ketat harus dilaksanakan dalam pemberian lesen (termasuk tempat tinggal, penjagaan, penyeliaan veterinari, kekerapan pembiakan seseekor anjing betina, dan sebagainya)
·        Semua anak anjing yang dijual oleh kedai binatang peliharaan MESTI memasangkan mikro-cip dengan lessen sementara.

PERLESENAN DAN KAWALAN SALURAN JUALAN
·        Sebuah sistem perlesenan dan pengawalan harus disediakan untuk semua tempat jualan, termasuk peniaga dan kedai haiwan peliharaan.
·        Tempat jualan berlesen hanya dibenarkan untuk membeli anak anjing atau anjing daripada pembiak berlesen, agar membolehkan pegawai penguatkuasaan untuk mengesan dan mengawal haiwan-haiwan ini sepanjang pembiakan dan rangkaian pengedaran.   
PENGUATKUASAAN
·        Penguatkuasaan haruslah berkesan tetapi berperikemanusiaan.
·        Kaki tangan haruslah dipilih berasaskan kepada pengalaman dan kemampuan untuk mengendalikan haiwan.  
·        Justeru itu, mereka juga dapat memainkan peranan yang penting sebagai seorang pendidik dan pegawai perhubungan awam.
·        Adalah penting peranan mereka tidak dijejaskan oleh penggajian calon yang tidak sesuai. 
·        Pihak berkuasa tempatan harus memastikan bahawa tempat penyimpanan haiwan yang sesuai disediakan untuk tempoh kuarantin, sambil mereka menanti kedatangan pemilik mereka untuk menjemput mereka pulang atau keputusan berperikemanusiaan yang lain.
·        Pilihan kemudahan kenderaan warden haiwan juga penting.
·        Ia harus mempunyai pengalihudaraan yang baik dan berpetak.
·        Teknik penangkapan haruslah berperikemanusiaan, sabar dan mempunyai pemahaman terhadap sifat haiwan.
·        Warden haiwan diberikan latihan penuh pengendalian haiwan dan cekap mengendalikan pelbagai jenis anjing, termasuk anjing yang agresif.   
·        Haiwan harus selesa, diberi makan dan minum sepanjang tempoh penahanan.
·        Selepas tempoh penanahan ini tamat, haiwan-haiwan yang boleh dijadikan haiwan peliharaan harus dihantar kepada kumpulan kebajikan haiwan untuk ditempatkan semula.
·        Eutanasia harus dijadikan pilihan terakhir apabila penempatan semula tidak dapat dilakukan.

Namun begitu, eutanasia harus dikekalkan sebagai salah sebuah pilihan yang penting dalam mana-mana program. Jumlah anjing yang dalam kenel atau fasiliti penyimpanan tidak boleh melangkaui jumlah maksimum kerana ia mungkin menyebabkan masalah kebajikan tambahan.  

·        Apabila sebuah komuniti terasing mempunyai populasi anjing terbiar atau anjing liar yang kecil, dan tidak dianggap sebagai kacau-ganggu dan penempatan semula tidak dapat dilaksanakan, adalah lebih praktikal untuk membiarkannya. Telinga anjing-anjing ini akan dicantas untuk tujuan identifikasi.
·    Dalam konteks ini, eutanasia hanya terhad kepada anjing yang uzur, berpenyakit atau agresif.





     


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Pusat Perlindungan Haiwan Noah's Ark (Bahtera Noah)















Persatuan Perlindungan dan Pemeliharaan Haiwan Bahtera Noah Johor adalah sebuah pertubuhan berdaftar. Tujuan utama Persatuan ini adalah untuk mengurangkan masalah haiwan terbiar dan teranaiya dengan melaksanakan Program Pemandulan kucing/anjing.

Memandangkan Pusat Perlindungan bahtera Noah yang terletak di Pekan Nenas ,Pontian kini melindungi 850 anjing, 500 kucing, 21 arnab dan 5 kuda. Kebanyakan haiwan ini adalah haiwan yang kurang keupayaan seperti berkaki tiga, buta, terbiar dan didera oleh orang yang tidak ada belas kasihan terhadap haiwan.















Persatuan ini juga bertujuan untuk memberi kesedaran kepada masyarakat supaya memandulkan haiwan peliharaan mereka dan memberi sokongan kepada Program Pemandulan Terhadap Haiwan-Haiwan Terbiar tanpa menghapuskan atau menderakan mereka. Haiwan- Haiwan adalah kurnian tuhan.

PEMANDULAN KUCING

PROJECK SOS CATS















Kucing-kucing yang terbiar akan di Tangkap-Dimandulkan-Dilepaskan ke tempat assal (di bawah projek ini). Kucing-kucing yang telah dimandulkan akan digunting sedikit hujung telinga sebagai tanda telan dimandulkan. Persatuan akan memantau supaya kucing-kucing ini mendapat jagaan dan makanan.

SKIM PEMANDULAN KOS RENDAH BOLEH DILAKUKAN OLEH PERSATUAN DENGAN PERMOHONAN DI KLINIK NOAH’S ARK ABC (Animal Birth Control) atau di Klinik haiwan berdekatan.

Untuk keterangan lanjut sila hubungi nombor 017-6243397 Puan Mariam ( Deputy Vice President NANAS)

Persatuan ini bukan merupakan syarikat perniagaan yang mencari keuntungan tetapi bertujuan untuk menyelamat haiwan peliharaan yang terbiar dan teranaiya dengan cara :

 Mengalakkan perasaan menyayangi haiwan peliharaan.

 Mengalakkan pemandulan dan bukan pembuangan.

 Mengalakkan pemeliharaan kucing dan memberi perhatian kepada kucing terbiar.

 Membenteras penganaiyaan, pembuangan dan pembunuhan.

 Membenteras kebencian kepada haiwan peliharaan dan menggalakkan kesedaran bahawa haiwan peliharaan juga memerlukan perlindungan.

Guidance For Dog And Cat Population Management

Here are guidance for dog and cat population management in the most humane, effective and resource way possible. Although there is no ‘quick fix’ solution to the problems caused by roaming cats and dogs but at least this guidance would help with all the factors that SHOULD be considered and explains how a comprehensive and sustainable intervention can be designed.


Now stay alert and consecrate on the points.

BENEFITS OF HAVING PETS AT HOME

• Various scientific studies have confirmed that having pets can be benefit to their owners – in terms of both psychological health.

• They can reduce stress, which is known to improve the effective functioning of the immune system.

• The benefits of companion such as dog and cat to people’s psychological health has been a reason behind the introduction of dogs to visit patients in hospices, hospitals, prisons and handicapped homes.


BREAKDOWN OF THE BOND

• Domestication of the dog, usefulness of the dog to man and the protection that man has given to the dog in return, has led to the development of this strong bond.

• Today, man often violates this bond by allowing dogs to breed excessively and them abandoning them in great numbers, causing immense suffering to the animals themselves and, sometimes, a health risk to human society.

• Governments and local authorities confronted with the problems caused by these dogs have often turned to mass destruction in the hope of finding a quick solution, only to discover that the destruction had to continue, year after year, with no end in sight.

• Moreover, by reducing temporarily the population of straying dogs, the authorities had improved the chances of survival of the remainder and encouraged migration of stray dogs into “cleared areas”, thus exacerbating the spread of any existing diseases including rabies, if present.

• A practical consideration is that the dogs most likely to be caught in these “catch and kill” campaigns are those straying not far from home.

• The owners of these dogs may resent the activity of the dog catchers and if the dogs are actually killed, there will naturally be an outcry against the authorities.

• A human program to control dog populations should gain the support of the local community and Animal Welfare Groups.

• Removal and killing of dogs should never be considered as the most effective way of dealing with a problem of surplus dogs in the community; it has no effect on the root cause of the problem, which is the over-production of dogs.

• It is now being recognized that removal of surplus dogs alone cannot solve the stray problem.

• It is essential that long-term, proactive measures are taken, including registrations, micro-chipping, neutering and public education to create awareness.

WHAT IS STRAY?

• Any dog unaccompanied by its owner or keeper in a public place or not wearing a collar and identity tag, is legally-speaking a stray.

• Some dogs are normally left to wander near home without wearing a collar and at night are encouraged to forage for food, knocking down thrush bins and littering the neighbourhood.

• Dogs found wandering in a public place may be waiting for this owner or to be lost or have deliberately left home or have been abandoned by his owner.

• Puppies born to a straying bitch if they are not re-homed they could grow up truly ownerless and become feral. Such dogs will be difficult to catch and may play a role in transmission of disease but they have poor survival rate and are rarely a major problem.

• In breeding has its problem, namely demodectic mange which is often seen in street dogs. They will normally die a slow agonizing death.


STRAY DOG CONTROL

• A control program must be designed so that it differentiates between owned and un-owned dogs and deals with each category appropriately.

• It should be linked to an education program with aims to reduce the problem at source, that is, at the dog-owner’s home.

• Education by rescue reason (compliance) or education by execution (non compliance)


THE COST FACTOR

• The reason many governments avoid the introduction of a humane, proactive stray control program is the cost factor.

• However, this is seen to be false economy when he hidden costs of ineffective programs are examined.

• Traffic accidents, dog bites and dog related casualties and other health implication, catching and killing cost which are contracted out to private dog catchers.

• News about dog-related accident and death in your daily newspaper.

• The costs of a proactive program can be offset by well-enforced system of registration, micro-chipping with reduced rates for neutered dogs to encourage neutering and assistance to certain groups with less disposable income and caregivers of stray animals.


EFFECTIVE CONTROL

• Effective control needs a comprehensive proactive program which includes educating dog owners and proactive owners, controlling the reproduction of owned dogs, controlling the environment of supervised dogs, compulsory registration, identification and micro-chipping and licensing and control of breeders and sales outlets.

• Effective enforcement is vital.


EDUCATION

• NANAS Humane Education groups will undertake an education and awareness campaign on the responsibilities of pet ownership.

• Important elements are the commitment and care which should be given to them.

• To promote responsible pet ownership amongst existing owners.

• To prevent impulse purchase of pets in the future. (Education pamphlets will be distributed to pet shop).

• The legal responsibilities of owners will also be stressed in the education materials.

• Publication of a range of leaflets and brochures made widely available.

• Educational display inserted in dog magazines, pet shops and veterinary centres and during application of license.

• Campaign will be highlighted in the media and local Radio stations.

• Education program, whenever problems are noted, assisted by Our Animal Wardens/ Inspectors.















UNDERSTANDING THE DOG (Public Education)

• When the dog approaches you stand still.

• Let the dog do his/her job example, finding out your identity.

• A dog on the street or in the house is the keeper of their respective places.

• Never stare at the dog especially the eyes because they view it as a challenge therefore keep your head to your side. At the same time, be calm and composed.

• If in case there is disagreement and the dog does not seem to like you or your presence resulting in snaring, growling or barking, slowly back away either side keeping view on the dog.

• The cardinal point never to pet or approach a dog that is stranger to you.

• Do not chase or tease the dogs or pull their food to take away any of their items available with them.

• Do not try to interfere into a fight between the animals unless you are trained.

• Do NOT try to kick a dog!

• Be aware of mother with puppies.

ALWAYS be kind and gentle to the animals they will reciprocate in the same way as you feel. Remember animals will always prove to be the right judgement under any circumstance as they have natural instinct and justification. This is largely explains why animals so often immediately like or dislike a person.

Animal lovers have an orange glow in their aura which is seen and recognised by animals. Fear, on the other hand, gives a turgid brown look to the aura and this stimulates a reciprocal fear in the animal, together with anger and desire to attack.

Dogs, we often say, can “smell fear”.


DOG REGISTRATION AND IDENTIFICATION

• Are essential requirements for the successful implementation of a dog control program?

• Health controls such as the compulsory vaccination for rabies of dogs living along the boarders.

• Registration is a system for recording individual dogs with full details of their owners and drawing up registers.

• The most effective system will depend on national circumstances.

• It may be a central national register on computer with access to the central register available from points across the country, or in the case of a country like Malaysia, a regional system with a recognizable prefix to indicate the appropriate region. Each dog should carry a permanent identity mark or number (micro-chip) which is recorded on the central register.

• If it is made by microchip, then a visible indication should be given that a microchip has been inserted.

• For example, a tattoo indication such as an “M” on the side left ear.

• In addition, it should be compulsory for dogs to wear a collar and disc at all times outside the home.

• There must have the microchip number and owner’s telephone number. The disc can also be colour coded (with colour change each year) to provide a visual check on the updating of current year licensing. Duration of license need to be discussed.


DOGS LEFT IN TEMPORARILY HOME/KENNEL

• Where the dog is temporarily taken to another home location – such as during holidays. It is important that :

•  Full details of the temporary address are affixed to the collar, enabling the dog to be returned if it escapes.

•  Reports of lost dog are common during festive season due to certain activities like fire crackers.


DOG REGISTRATION AND ID

• The introduction of compulsory registration and identification must be accompanied by stringent penalties for abandonment of a companion animal.


REGISTRATION FEE INCREMENT

• A registration should be charged, with a lower fee for neutered animals to encourage neutering.

• The introduction of fee increment should well be publicized in advance so as not to trigger of abandonment when the fee for existing dog owners for a period of one or two years.

• This could help to prevent panic abandonment by existing owners.


NEUTERING

• Neutering (both spaying and castration) SHOULD be promoted by all possible means including education.

• Incentive (lower registration fee for neutered animals) and subsidized neutering programs.

• SPCA Selangor and DBKS Spay & Neuter clinic and NANAS Spay Shuttle.

• The apparent different financial priorities of Animal Welfare Groups and local veterinarians have sometimes made the introduction of such programs difficult.

• The benefits of being involved in such schemes should be discussed with the local veterinarians and authorities, while Welfare groups should appreciate the financial pressures of running a private veterinary.

• The contribution which low-cost neutering schemes can make to stray control program is DRAMATIC!!!!

• If it is done consistently with the breeding cycle of six month period to see an impact.

• Veterinarians have different views as to the optimum age that neutering operations should be performed and the best techniques applied.

• It is agreed that in situations where the over riding consideration is population control in an early age neutering has obvious benefits.

• Puppies and kittens can be done as early as 12 weeks old by an experience veterinarian.


CONTROLLING THE ENVIRONMENT OF UNSUPERVISED DOGS

• The holding capacity depends on availability of food and sheltering places.

• One way to reduce the “holding capacity” of any particular are is to restrict food sources by cleaning up the area.

• Particular attention should be pain to market place, roadside hawkers, restaurants, rubbish dumps, industrial sites and uninhabited places and area year-marked for development.


LICENSING AND CONTROL OF BREEDERS

• Indiscriminate breeding is a foremost factor in the over population of companion animals.

• It is vital to provide for the licensing and control of all commercial breeding establishments... higher registration fee for intact dogs.

• Stringent welfare requirements should be attached to the granting of a license (covering areas such as housing, care, attention, veterinary supervision, exercise, frequency of breeding each bitch and etc)

• All puppies sold at pet shop SHOULD be micro-chipped with a temporary license.


LICENSING AND CONTROL OF SALES OUTLETS

• There should also be a system to licensing and control of all sales outlets, including dealers and pet shops.

• Licensed sales outlets should only be permitted to buy puppies or dogs from licensed breeders thus enabling the enforcement officers to trace and control animals throughout the breeding and distribution network.


ENFORCEMENT

• Enforcement should be effective but humane.

• Personnel should be selected for their experience and ability to work and handle animals.

• They will, after all, be fulfilling an important educational and public relations role.

• It is important that their role is not devalued by the employment of unsuitable people.

• The local authority will need to ensure that satisfactory kennelling is provided for retaining animals, during the initial quarantine period, while they await for their owners to claim them or other humane decision.

• The choice of vehicle for the animal warden is also important.

• These must be well ventilated and compartmented.

• The capture techniques used should be humane, requiring patience and an understanding of animal behaviour.

• Animal wardens should receive full animal handling training and be adept at dealing with all types of dogs including aggressive ones.

• Animals should be comfortably housed, fed and given water throughout their period of detention.

• After expiry of this detention period, adoptable animals should be passed to Animal Welfare Groups for re-homing.

• Euthanasia should only be considered as a last resort when re-homing has not been possible.

• Euthanasia should remain, however, an important consideration in any program. The number of dogs kept in a kennel/ holding facility should not be allowed to increase above a maximum level, since this might in turn result in additional welfare problems.

• Where an isolated community has a small stray or feral dog population, which is not considered to be nuisance and the re-homing potential is limited, it may be practical of origin. They will have their left ear tipped for identification purposes.

• In this case, only ill, diseased or aggressive dogs need to euthanized.

 NEVER EVER DESTROY A HEALTHY DOG OR CAT!!!!!

For more info and enquiries please call 019-7159199 Mr Raymund Wee (President & Founder of NANAS)

Monday, September 6, 2010

The Story of an Amazing Ark

Once upon a time, in 1995, fuelled by his love for the stray, Raymund sold off his shop house to set up an animal shelter in Jalan Kayu, Seletar. He transformed Noah’s Ark into one of the foremost private animal shelters in Singapore.

Raymund poured his body, mind and soul into his work for the strays and practised dog grooming to rake in extra funds to support the animals. Coupled with this, he also had to see to the day-today running of the animal farm and tended to the animals when they felt ill.

When land rentals in Singapore increased, Noah’s Ark could no longer afford the rental as well as settle the escalating costs of up keeping the growing number animals on the farm. So, in June 2000, with the help of his many volunteers and supporters, Raymund moved the sanctuary Noah’s Ark Natural Animal Sanctuary, to Pekan Nanas, Johor, Malaysia. From the early beginnings of 200 animals, Noah’s Ark is now home to 860 dogs, 540 cats, 5 horses and all creatures great and small.

Had we not moved out of Singapore, into Johor, we would not have been able to upkeep the animals that have been abused and abandoned through no fault of theirs. Being in Johor allows us to continue our work with the animals, to give them the happiness and freedom they deserve and to live their life in dignity.

The objectives of Noah’s Ark is to reduce the population of stray, rescue abandoned, injured and abused animals as well as maintain its 1,100 animals at this beautiful and amazing sanctuary.