Noah's Residents

Noah's Residents

Monday, April 29, 2013

Fiddler on the roof

26 April, the macaque was found sitting on the store room roof at Noah's Ark.

On 26 April, a macaque was sitting on the roof of Noah's Ark store room - from a distance we could see that it was injured and hungry.

How do we attend to an injured macaque?

The only thing we could do was to give him some fruits and he was contented.

Since then he disappeared, and a few days later he came back and this time the workers spotted him on the kitchen roof.

We would love to help him - but it was impossible for us to get on top of the roof to attend to a wild macaque. What if the workers get bitten or attacked?

29 April morning - the wild macaque that never had any human contact - entered into Raymund's kitchen (where Raymund normally prepares his meals) to ask for help.

The workers managed to carry him and placed him into a cage and brought it to the clinic.

Raymund attended to the macaque, he found several wounds on his legs and he got bitten badly on his right arm by some factory dogs at an oil palm plantation near Noah's Ark. The workers have seen him hanging around in the area.

We will do our best to provide the necessary medical care and treatment for him.

It's amazing - that a wild animal will approach you to ask for help.

Surprisingly this evening, when Raymund greeted him, the macaque gave his hand to Raymund to thank him.

Animals have their special ways of showing appreciation and they teach us so much that we take things for granted.

"We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude." - Cynthia Ozick

Friday, April 19, 2013

"Project Catsnip" in Muar, Johor.

Noah's Ark ABC clinic activities in Muar, the royal town of Johor. A weekly or bi-monthly sterilization program is reaching out to the cat lovers community at low-cost.

Sterilization cost RM30 males and RM40 females, however for people under social welfare aids are free of charge.

On 18th April 2013, we had a "Project Catsnip" in Muar and this has been an on going project for the last 5 years and very well received by the public. On certain days of the month, Noah's Ark runs ABC clinic "Project SOS Cats" free of charge for Muar street cats, a trap and release program to reduce street cats population. The respective colony caregivers will oversee their cats needs and welfare. All cats will be vaccinated and dewormed.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Lady Emerald Aiyana

Lady Emerald Aiyana

Rescued on 6 April 2013
Passed away peacefully on 15 April 2013

I thought that I would have the opportunity to introduce a new member into the family at Noah's Ark and I never expected her to leave us so soon.

She was Lady Emerald Aiyana, her name was given by Rosina and Clement. Lady Emerald to heal her heart from being neglected.  Aiyana in Native American means eternal blossom - and may our Lady blossom into a beautiful princess.

Lady arrived at the sanctuary on Saturday, 6 April and she passed away peacefully in her sleep on 15 April. 

Lady was given up because her owner defaulted in her boarding fees and the riding school fed her on cow pellet that caused her to be under nourished.  This is what happens at the stables when the owners do not pay their boarding fees for their horses and the horse will get low grade food.

It was the authority that alerted Noah's Ark about the horses situation in JB.

As an owner, your kindness did not go that long after all.  You made a promise to your animal (whether it’s a dog, a cat or a horse) to take care of it for the rest of its life - you did not make that promise to your pet - to you its just an animal.  Only cowards will run away from the problems and will never dare to face reality.
We can always get back at the owners if they do not keep their promise.  Animals will always forgive your misdeeds but humans will never forgive another human.

Noah's Ark rescued her for a good reason. Why would we let Lady suffer in the hands of a human?

It is not cheap to upkeep a horse, it costs an average of S$600 to feed a horse every month. We had to think very carefully and work out our sums whether we could rescue and provide her daily needs.

Time was running out for Lady when the authority in JB called Raymund to ask if we could help her before putting it down. When Raymund visited the horse at the stables, with deep sadness a few of them were just skin and bones and there was a horse which was semi blind.

Day 1: Saturday, 6 April
When Lady Emerald Aiyana arrived at Noah's Ark on 6 April, you could see her ribs and sadness in her eyes but at Noah's Ark we will accept her as she is and we will love her for who she is.  What is important is her inner beauty.  I gave her reiki to calm her and to allow her to settle down.

She received her first nutritious meal on Saturday evening, although she was hungry - she did not rush her food, she was so gentle and ate like a lady. She also enjoyed juicy apples from Joanne.

Day 2: Sunday, 7 April
In the morning, we allowed Lady to roam free and she had settled very fast - she didn't mind the dogs and she got along with them.  The animals know that Noah's Ark is a safe heaven for them.

In the afternoon, we arranged for her to have her horse shoes done which was long overdue.

One week has passed, Lady was doing fine and eating well, give her another one month she will soon be a beauty.

Day 10: Monday, 15 April
Monday morning, we never expected to find Lady motionless in her stable - the day before, she was running and playing with the rest of the horses.  We suspected that Lady had low respiratory, gastric and colitis.

I was looking forward to introduce Lady to Rosina on Monday, 22 April but we know that Lady is running freely on rainbow bridge with her friends and showing them her new set of horse shoes.

At Noah's Ark - although her stay was short, our horses Whatmore, Apache and Melody showed her the fun side of life and taught her how to have a good time.

Lady Emerald Aiyana - may you rest in peace.

By Lynda Goh

Message from Lady to Raymund
"Thank you for giving me a happy time and for not turning me away.  You did not judge me by my unpleasant appearance - you still accepted me for who I am."

Eulogy for Lady by Clement
"Enduring the very dirt and filth that surrounds her.  A beauty white lotus, blooms, ever dear.  With petals ever spotless and pure.  Thanking all, whose love  ensure. Her finest moment now, with no more  gloom, Aiyana, her name means Eternal Bloom."

Sunday, April 14, 2013

I have the looks. I don’t have the qualities to be a show dog

I lost the use of my right hind leg from a car accident when I was less than a year old.

My ex owner brought me to the vet, left me at the clinic and never came back for me after they found out the cost, it was too expensive to amputate my leg.

I really can't understand why my ex owners are so mean to abandon me at the vet and they were not willing to spend and to provide medical aid when I needed it most.

Wasn't I part of your family? You said I was cute when you had me and when you played with me.

Just because I am no longer a perfect dog with four legs you don't want me anymore?

What if it had happened to your friends or family member? Yes, I know - I am just a dog.

To you, I am nothing - a young puppy with no feelings and no emotions. I am at your disposable at your convenience anytime when you don't want me and you can conveniently throw me out off your life!

Dr Edwin knows that I am a young dog and I have so much to live for, he could not bear to euthanize me when my ex owners didn’t want me anymore. Dr Edwin called Uncle Raymund to check if Noah's Ark could accommodate my stay at the sanctuary.

Uncle Raymund heard about me and he agreed to give me that second chance to live again.

I was also very lucky, two volunteer vets from Singapore went to Noah's Ark Clinic to perform the surgery on my hind leg. I had my right leg amputated and I rested for a few days and in no time, I was up and running at Noah's Ark with my friends.

I am looking for a God Ma or God Pa to sponsor my stay at Noah's Ark - if wish to be my God Parent please email our volunteers at

Thank you.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Noah's Ark ABC Project

Today at 4pm, Noah's Ark Vice President Puan Mariam mitigating the release of these cats that have been kept in these cages for almost six months at Gelang Patah, Johor.

Reasons were for the safety of the cats since they're staying next to a very busy intersection and this single mother leaves to work from 7am till 5pm and she's afraid that her cats will wander into the street. 

She owns 13 cats and Noah's Ark will be sterilizing these cats for free.

Would like to thanks Carol Debra for her kind contribution of RM300 to Noah's Ark A.B. C (Animal Birth Control) mobile vet project.

This helps to defray the costs of a full-time veterinarian, surgeries and other medical expenses. If you too would like to help contribute to this cause with any kind amount, below are the details. Thank YOU!!!

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