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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Noah's Ark Natural Animal Sanctuary (NANAS) 2013 Calendar is on Sale


In this issue, we celebrate the sanctuary - the ark of life and love - where the animals we have saved have found forever homes in either the sanctuary or with a family.

Not to forget the sterilisation project and why it is absolutely necessary. In all, it represents the hard work, sweat and sometimes, tears of volunteers who are sensitive towards the cries of neglected and abandoned animals.

Each calendar costs RM25 and be assured that it will go a long way towards helping the animals. 

To get your hands on this calendar please call +60197159199 (during office hours) to place your orders.

Noah's Ark would like to wish everyone a blessed New Year.

Noah's Ark A.B.C (Animal Birth Control) Mobile Clinic

Noah's Ark A.B.C has been going mobile to help control pet overpopulation and improve the well-being of both animals and communities by providing spay/neuter programmes, basic care and animal welfare education to those in need.

This "spay-shuttle" is a 20 feet long caravan equipped with a surgical suite, which also doubles up as a mobile adoption centre.

The Spay Shuttle provides free spay/neuter services for street cats and dogs and lower-income pet owners. Most owners from this demographic group cannot afford to have their pets sterilised; hence this collaborative programme launched by Noah's Ark is working to change this through a holistic and community-wide-approach.

Noah's Ark administers the programme with the help of contributions and donations it receives from supporters, volunteers and friends. This helps to defray the costs of a full-time veterinarian, surgeries and other medical expenses.

With this project-based programme, cats and dogs can now be sterilised in public places, such as warongs, gerais, kampungs, bus terminals, schools and resorts.

Noah's Ark A.B.C will be heading soon to Larkim Central Johor to sterilize the stray cats and to educate to all pet owners to be responsible on sterilising their pets. 

For our "spay-shuttle" service, please call Helpline +60197159199 (during office hours)


Friday, August 24, 2012

A Painful Rear

Max has all along been a regular stray that we have been feeding over the years, and he would be elated to see us, or rather, our food.  He is one of those strays that are independent and to some extent aloof, but we rather it remains this way as it is safer for them rather than them being too affectionate and friendly. We do believe the workers loved him like the other dogs in their factory – they were all big and tall, the females too! At one point of time, they had a great population boom due to initial resistance to sterilization, but slowly and surely, we managed to convince them to help us help the females.

Having not seen Max for some time, we smiled when the sound of our car engine brought him running out towards our car. We left a big pile of food for him, and he gobbled down the food as always. However, as we were about to turn to leave, we saw that his rear seemed wet. It was rather dark in that street and we hurriedly brought out a torchlight to check what was wrong. His entire rear was red and raw, and had caved in. Blood was occasionally dripping out as he ate – it was an awful sight.

We went back to the factory in the daytime and asked the workers for help. They were unsure as to how Max got injured as their dogs had access to slip in and out of their factory gate and being strays, it was pretty hard to keep them in. They agreed to help us catch him if they could, and we waited and waited. Each time we went back to the factory week after week, the workers said that after a few unsuccessful attempts, he would only come out to eat and thereafter run back to hide within the heavy metal pipes which are inaccessible to humans. We were helplessly desperate. Initially Max still had a stump for his tail but as time went by, the stump slowly got eaten away as well.

One evening, the long-awaited call from the worker came. They managed to lure Max into a big metal container and forced him into the carrier! We hurried down to the factory, and Max went to the vet early in the morning the next day.

Max was already rather weak at that point of time and that was one of the reasons why the workers were able to catch him.  He was pretty resistant at first but the clinic staff managed to calm him down and temporarily muzzled him just to play safe. We all flinched slightly upon close examination of his wound – the vet advised the wound might have been there for months and the many generations of maggots were eating into his rectum. The wound needed thorough cleaning and he would definitely need to be hospitalized and preferably let the wound close up a bit first before he can be discharged if we are able to find a foster home for him.

As we were discussing Max’s condition, Max actually dozed off on the ground. We could all see how tired he was and left him there to rest for a while before the clinic staff started on cleaning his wound. The vet also called later in the afternoon to update that Max was anemic and this might be due to the fact that he has been bleeding on and off through his rear. He also had diahorrea and this was later found to be due to hookworms/tapeworms within him.

We are kindly seeking a fosterer as well as your kind contribution to offset Max’s bills and help him on a route of full recovery. If you will like to do so, kindly email  or you can bank in any kind donation to 
Noah's Ark Natural Animal Shelter.
Account Number 01190002636058
CIMB Bank, Gelang Patah branch JB. 
Thank you.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Sanctuary Update April 2012

Sanctuary Update April 2012

NANAS – our sanctuary in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, exists as a haven mainly for abused/abandoned animals, providing care, shelter and food for them to live their lives out with dignity. We have always emphasized, that the sanctuary is a place which mongrels factually form a large part, as they are the most misunderstood breed of all and bluntly speaking – most unadoptable. Though our priority goes to mongrels, we definitely do help others in need as well. Given the huge population of canines alone, we have to be really selective about taking in cases, to balance up caring for those already entrusted to us.

Rain or shine, it’s always a busy day at the sanctuary from dawn to dusk. For our founder Raymund, for the workers, and for the animals too. With the unpredictable weather recently, it has been flooding on and off at NANAS due to sudden heavy downpours. Not too good for the animals especially, though they make merry out of the situation regardless. It is actually a joy to simply watch them play carefreely in the rain/water like little children, splashing around and chasing each other.

At present moment, NANAS is undergoing some renovations and shifting, and the reason dates way back to when we first moved over in 2000. Apparently, the land surveyor miscalculated initially and part of the land NANAS is currently situated on actually belongs to the government and is supposed to be a public road. After so many years, this oversight was discovered but the negotiations came to naught and we are compelled to move part of the sanctuary and return that part of the land to the government.

These are the areas affected by the move.

The part of the sanctuary we have to vacate is unfortunately the clinic and part of the main lodge, plus the entire stretch downwards including the quarantine area beside the main lodge, smaller cattery, rabbit hutch and part of the cat and dog quarantine area (beside the rabbit hutch). Apart from the costs involved in moving, it is extremely taxing on both the workers and the animals, and definitely Raymund, as he has to oversee everything. To cut costs, NANAS is using our own sanctuary workers to do the construction and building with the contractor guiding them. It has really been a challenging period for the workers but we are grateful they are helping us tide over such tough times.

Nonetheless, the work continues, whether in Singapore for stray sterilization, or in Malaysia. And recently, NANAS had to take in three large dogs from the Malaysia side – two old German Shepherds and a young Chow Chow.

Flame was cruelly dumped outside our sanctuary door (this is why we don't have an address or else NANAS would become a dumping ground), where huge lorries zoomed past negligently. Flame looked like he was used for breeding, and he did not seem comfortable with human contact. Upon closer inspection, he had really weak hinds and that was how the workers managed to catch him with only a slight struggle, though he growled at them non-stop. Though he can still walk, he does so with extreme effort. Our hearts ached when we saw him maneuvering around so slowly. We are monitoring him and hopeful that as he gains some weight and becomes stronger, he can move around more easily too. 

This is Flame

Janosh is estimated to be about six years old as informed by the owner when he brought Janosh to the vet to be put down. However, he looks older than that probably due to inadequate care. He is a German import which cost the owner a whopping RM25,000, yet once past his prime, he was no longer valued. We presently have three GSDs at NANAS – Shalom the infamous big kid who does not know his size, Shane and Pharaoh, two other old boys. With these two newcomers, it brings the number up to five. Do email us if you will kindly like to sponsor their stay at our sanctuary. This is Janosh:


The Chow Chow has not been named as yet but does look really adorable. She had a huge maggot wound at her side which the owner conveniently deemed too difficult to treat, but she has since recovered nicely from it and has already been sterilized. Only three years old, she is up for adoption but only in Malaysia. If you know of any friend across the causeway who will like to adopt her, do drop us a note at

                     Chow Chow

Last but definitely not least, while works are being carried out, the animals still need to be fed. For the month of April, we are currently having a food donation drive with Pets' Station (, and am also in the midst of planning a fundraising dinner in June.

Though the sanctuary is not in tip top condition as of now, we do hope to have you visit in the upcoming tour and say hi to the animals! We are sure they will love your company (and treats). See you soon!

If you would like to make a donation, here are the details :

Noah's Ark Natural Animal Shelter.
Account Number 01190002636058
CIMB Bank, Gelang Patah branch JB.

Thank you.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

A Tribute to Noah’s Ark Natural Animal Sanctuary by Daisy Chee

Once in a while, you come across someone whose passion and dedication to a good cause touches you. That someone for me is Raymund Wee, the selfless founder of Noah’s Ark CARES.

I had the privilege of visiting Raymund’s Noah’s Ark Natural Animal Sanctuary (“NANAS”)  in Johor Bahru, Malaysia in early January 2012. It was an enlightening visit. NANAS provides care for about 800 dogs, 500 cats, 5 horses and numerous rabbits, chickens, monkeys, guinea pigs, etc. I was so happy to see these animals roaming around and playing freely. It has been a while since I saw this, the closest I have seen being the free range zoos in Australia. I am grateful for the following video which was posted previously on YouTube:
Raymund Wee’s greatest regret is not being able to take in every animal who needs and deserves a life like the ones in NANAS. The cost of caring for these animals is the greatest challenge. NANAS is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and continued care of neglected, abused and needy animals. The organisation therefore requires significant support from donors and volunteers, and a huge amount of supplies, food and medication.
Why don’t you visit NANAS and see for yourself? If you can help keep NANAS afloat by either volunteering or donating money, food or other supplies, please go to this site:
Remember, nobody can do everything. But everybody can do something!
By Daisy Chee