Noah's Residents

Noah's Residents

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Noah’s Ark Animal Birth Control (ABC) Clinic’s humble beginnings

Vets from Singapore volunteering their services and assistance
to help the animals at Noah's Ark..

When people are ill, we are able to visit the nearest polyclinic for good yet affordable treatment as the government subsidizes such medical costs.  Unfortunately, this avenue is not available to pet owners.  Sadly, many pet owners are not able to pay the veterinary charges and opt not to visit the vet when their animals are ill, as much as they would wish to have their animals treated.  Recognizing that there was a gap to be filled, Raymund Wee, the founder of Noah’s Ark Natural Animal Sanctuary (NANAS) started his low cost mobile clinic called Noah’s Ark Animal Birth Control Clinic (Noah’s Ark ABC Clinic) to service this need.

Raymund painstakingly converted an old caravan into a mobile spay shuttle that is fully equipped with a surgical suite and equipment. The services offered by the clinic are routine medical checks, simple surgical procedures and sterilization at subsidized rates. Despite the small space, the clinic even is able to house recovering animals that have been sterilized to monitor their recovery.

Pet owners that are dependent on financial assistance or government grants will have their medical fees waived. The objectives of the clinic is two fold. First to provide affordable pet care for owners who would otherwise not be able to treat their pets but also to encourage people to sterilize both their pets as well as strays that they are caregivers of.  Raymund has always believed that sterilization is the only humane way to reduce the stray population of both dogs and cats.  As such, Noah’s Ark offers TNR (Trap, Neuter and Release) for street cats and dogs.  As he feels that in many of the cases of these strays, the animals have been abandoned as the owners were not able to afford medical expenses to treat the animals.

As such, Noah’s Ark will continue to provide free or heavily subsidized spay services in its effort to reduce the stray population in both Singapore and Malaysia.

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