In June 2000, Noah's Ark moved from Singapore to Malaysia due to the expiration of its land lease. The sanctuary has existed without a constant supply ofelectricity since it moved 14 years ago. To compensate for the lack of electrical power, the sanctuary has relied on a diesel- powered generator to provide the electricity to run the necessary equipment and facilities needed for the sanctuary. All other deemed unnecessary usage (like TVs, fridges, fans) are not provided for. This is to ensure that there is never any disruption to the livelihood of the animals in the sanctuary.
For 14 years, the sanctuary relied on a diesel-powered generator to provide electricity.
Most if not all the generated electricity is utilized for the clinic to perform necessary and vital surgery and for recuperation. Due to the high cost of diesel, we have always had to be mindful that we only run the clinic from 4.30 p.m. to 11 p.m. After 11 p.m. there is no electricity supply.
One of our recent and very promising programmes run at the sanctuary is Vet Help@ Noah's Ark. This on-going programme has attracted many veterinarian students and volunteers to practice shelter medicine and to hone their skills so that theycan be become better skilled veterinarians or technicians. The benefits to both the participants and the residents of the sanctuary are clear to see. Unfortunately without a constant supply of electricity, we are therefore only able to run the program in the late afternoon. We would love to be able see the clinic at the sanctuary to function at full capacity to handle the influx of veterinarians, both from overseas and Singapore so that the animal residents would be able to get even better veterinary care.
With this in mind, we have checked with the respective authorities and can now confirm that it will cost S$15,000 to bring in the cable for the electricity to Noah's Ark . To date, we have raised a total of S$7,000 for the project. We are still facing a shortfall of S$8,000 to bring the electrical power. We therefore would like to appeal to our supporters if they would consider helping this project succeed.
Quarantine bay for dogs.
Apart from the need to have a constant supply of electricity, we recognize that we have done minimal maintenance of our sanctuary since its move 14 years ago. Practically all funds raised have always been channeled to feed the animals, sterilization projects and only for the most pressing repairs.
Yet it is obvious that with the many changes in resident animal population and the sheer number of animals, we are in dire need of some major repairs. We are therefore also launching "Buy a Brick" initiative to encourage sponsors and supporters to help defray the cost of these urgent and long overdue repairs.
If you would like to support either our "Electricity Project" or "Buy a Brick" initiative, please do consider issuing a cheque to Noah's Ark CARES and mail to 42 Cairnhill Road #02-01 Singapore 229661 or make a fund transfer to support us. To support our work at the sanctuary, you may write to us at Noah's Ark.
Your kind generosity and support will go a long way to make the sanctuary a better place for the animals that now call it home.
Ms. Chew Gek Hiang
Noah's Ark CARES
Happenings at Noah's Ark
Project Industrial Dogs -
Bailing of 6 dogs from AVA
The volunteers of Noah's Ark have been attending to several rescue cases in Singapore. In August, we bailed 6 dogs from AVA that were caught by dog catchers. We were extremely upset that these catchers had caught the already sterilized and friendly dogs. They had been called in to address vicious dogs issues and instead of which they decided to catch the friendly ones. So the main issue was not dealt with so the objectives by AVA were not achieved.
In one particular upsetting case, one of the friendly dogs actually greeted the dog catcher and allowed him to pick it up not realizing that it was sealing its own doom!
The volunteers at Noah's Ark CARES have spent many years sterilizing the dogs living off the streets. We are aware that it is not possible to rehome every dog we encounter but we realize that the only humane way to reduce the number of dogs surviving in such a manner is to do active sterilization. By sterilising just one female dog - we are able to prevent an estimated 50 dogs from being born for the next 5 years.
We have managed to rehome 2 dogs and we have another 4 loving and friendly dogs that would love to be part of a family. So if you believe that you can give any of our dogs a home, we would only be too happy to hear from you. The email to write to is firstname.lastname@example.org. Come and meet the dogs this weekend at the National Geographic Channel Free Pet Shop at Big Splash, East Coast.
Carmen needs your help
Volunteers have been feeding Carmen for years and one day they noticed an abnormal growth starting to appear near her right hind leg. The volunteers got worried and tried all ways and means to catch her for medical treatment.
On 28 September, after 3.5 hours of tussling with her, they finally caught her and brought her to the vet. To contribute towards Carmen's medical aid, please email to Noah's Ark.
For updates on Carmen's progress, please click here.
Volunteer vets from Singapore and overseas having been contributing their services to help with clinical work at Noah's Ark. To read their story, please click here.
Camping at Noah's Ark
In June, students from SOTA stayed at Noah's Ark for three days and two nights. During this short camping trip, all of them gained valuable experience to care for animals with the added bonus of learning some basic housekeeping skills. To read their story, please click here.
National Geographic Channel Free Pet Shop
Come and visit our available dogs for adoption at the Noah's Ark booth this weekend.
If you have missed the tour in August - we are happy to inform you that the next tour will take place on Saturday, 25 October. Sadly,this will be the last tour for 2014 before the monsoon season starts.
To make sure that you don't miss it, do register your place for the tour as soon as possible. Please send your details to Noah's Ark.
Noah's Ark Fund Raising Dinner with Rosina, Animal Communicator & Your Fur Kids on Friday, 31 October
Have you ever wondered what your pet is thinking about?
Curious to know what its favourite food is?
Or why he is so fussy during meals?
We can provide you with the answers. Rosina, our acclaimed animal communicator will be in town to share its inner secrets with you. So make a date with her on Friday,31 October evening.
For details of the dinner with Rosina, please click here. Proceeds from the dinner will go towards the upkeep of the animals at the sanctuary.
In addition to hosting dinner, Rosina will be conducting an Animal Communication workshop on Saturday, 1 November & Sunday, 2 November. We will also be arranging a visit to the sanctuary with Rosina on Tuesday, 4 November.
To find out more about her workshops and visit to Noah's Ark, please click here or contact Lynda at email.
Pepi, Noah's Ark resident
To contribute and support our work for the animals