Noah's Residents

Noah's Residents

Monday, June 19, 2017

Excursion to Noah's Ark Natural Animal Sanctuary: Sat, 8-July '17


Come and spend the day with 700 dogs, 300 cats, 9 horses, primates and many other animals at Noah's Ark Natural Animal Sanctuary.

Programme
10.00 am Meet and assemble at Boon Lay MRT passenger pick-up point
10.30 am Depart meeting point and proceed to Tuas Checkpoint
11.45 am Lunch 
1.00 pm Stop over at a super market
2.00 pm Arrive at Noah's Ark 
5.30 pm Depart Noah's Ark for Singapore
6.30 pm Arrive in Singapore

To register, please email your details to nanasevent@gmail.com

Full name of each passenger (as in passport):
Mobile No.:

Amount: S$70 per head X ___ paxs = S$___

Alighting point:
(a) Boon Lay MRT Station or
(b) Bishan MRT Station

Is this your first visit to Noah's Ark? Yes / No

Are there any non-Singaporean in the group? Yes / No
If YES, please state where you/your guest is from.

Payment by fund transfer to DBS Current Account: 023-905510-9
Upon payment, please send a screen shot of the transaction.

Thank you.

NANAS

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Meet the senior citizens of Noah’s Ark

This month, we feature our long time residents who have been with us for many years.  They would like to tell you their stories and how they love living at the sanctuary.


Christian, domestic short hair cat, 15 years old

Hello!  My name is Christian and I used to live in Hougang in Singapore many years ago.  The person who was looking after me wanted to send me to PTS (PTS means “put to sleep”) because I had feline FIV.  Uncle Raymund decided to take me in and I made the journey all the way from Hougang to Johor. 

I really love it here and because of my condition, I get to live with Uncle Raymund together with my friends, Cupid, Pebbles and Snowy at the main house.  Whenever, we have visitors, I do my part by hopping onto their laps for a cuddle.  They seem to love that.  That’s the least I can do to help.

Who says a cat with FIV cannot have a good quality of life?  Looks like I am going to live to a ripe old age so I will need some help here to cover my food costs and medical bills.  Will you help me and my friends?  Over to you Tilby!


Tilby, Cross Husky, 11 years old

Hi!  I am Tilby.  I have been living at Noah’s Ark for the past 9 years.  When I was only 2 years old, my caregiver had to give me up because she became ill.  Luckily, I was granted a place at the sanctuary on compassionate grounds.  When I was young, I loved to escape and go on my own adventures.  Every time, they would go look for me and bring me home safe and sound.  I thoroughly enjoyed the car ride home!

When I settled in, I decided to make myself useful so I helped to lead the sanctuary tours and showed people around.  That made me feel good.  It was my way of repaying these people who have given me lots of love and looked after me really well all this time.

You see, taking a young dog in, like myself, is a huge responsibility for the sanctuary.  We can live up to 14 or 15 years.  That’s a lot of food and medical bills.  Only just recently, I gave them a scare when I got really sick.   I thought I was a goner but they did everything they could to nurse me back to health.  Now, I am fully retired and live at the main house.

Noah’s Ark is a sanctuary for animals who have been abused, abandoned or surrendered by their caregivers who can no longer look after them. This is our forever home where we can happily roam free, play with our friends and live out the rest of our lives in dignity.

We are provided with the basic necessities of food, water, shelter and medical attention, when needed.  The dogs and horses have the freedom to roam on the 10-acre site and the cats are kept in spacious open catteries.

Here are more stories from us, seniors!



Pepi, Cross Terrier 
11 years old

They call me Pepi.  I was bought by this gentleman for his grandchildren.  However, he became terminally ill and there was no one to look after me.  Noah’s Ark got to know about my predicament and agreed to give me a home at the sanctuary.  You can come see me at the clinic or the main house where I have lived for many years with all my friends.  I love it when children come visit.  It reminds me of the family I used to live with.


Mindy, Cross Breed 
11 years old

I arrived at Noah’s Ark with my mother when I was young.  We were rescued from an industrial estate.  Mum always warned me about not getting too friendly with the humans so I kept away from them as best as I could.  Since we were wary of humans, our rescuers had a hard time re-homing us.  The decision was made to send us to the sanctuary.   When my mother passed away, I was devastated but the people here did their best to earn my trust.  It took me at least 5 years for me to open up to their kindness.  Now, I am roaming free and will not object to an occasional pet here and there when people visit.


Tiger, Cross Breed, 10 years old

My name is Tiger and I used to live in an industrial estate.  I was involved in an accident and my caregiver rescued and brought me to the vet to be treated for my injuries.  They had to insert a plate and pins to hold my bone together and my caregiver nursed me back to health.  Since I was a bigger dog and not HDB-approved, my caregiver could not keep me and approached Noah’s Ark for help.  The rest is history as I now enjoy my stay here with my new friends.







Cookie, Cross Corgi
10 years old

When I was a puppy, I did something which a dog wasn’t supposed to do.  I bit a child.  It wasn’t really my fault but one thing led to another and my family decide to give me up.  The child who got bitten found this place called Noah’s Ark on the internet and pleaded with the family to let me stay at the sanctuary.  I have been living here since then.  There have been no incidents of me biting anyone.  I just live my life peacefully alongside all the animals here.  No problems at all…  Love, Cookie.


Bonnie, Cross Breed
9 years old

I was locked up in a cage 24/7 with another dog.  My rescuer contacted Noah’s Ark for assistance to rescue us both.  They named me Bonnie and my friend, Clyde.  I am so glad we were rescued and we were then whisked to the safety of the sanctuary where we have been living all these years.  Clyde passed away and I miss him.  I live at the main house where they can keep an eye on me.  My rescuer still comes to visit and I like that very much. 


Miss McDonalds
Cross Breed
8 years old

They call me Miss McDonalds because I was rescued at a McDonalds drive-thru in the West Coast.  I only allowed my rescuer to handle me but he could not keep me.  The best option was for me to be boarded at Noah’s Ark where he paid for my upkeep.  Unfortunately, he has stopped paying my boarding bills and I will now have to rely on your generosity for my stay here.







Bones, Cross Breed
8 years old


I must have been skin and bones when my rescuer called me Bones.  He found me wandering along Cairnhill Road in Singapore and decided to bring me to his home.  However, his wife protested and insisted that I be removed so he contacted Noah’s Ark to board me, promising to pay for my upkeep.  He even applied for my export and import permit to expedite the process because he was in such a hurry to get me out of the house.  Unfortunately, he broke his promise.  There are many dogs at Noah’s Ark who have similar stories to mine.  Our owners and rescuers have conveniently forgotten about us and broken their promise to pay for our stay here.

If you can help, please do so by sponsoring our stay here so we can live out the rest of our senior years at this wonderful place that we all call haven. 

Thank you!

This Is How You Can Us To Help Them
1.     Pick the animal you wish to sponsor.
2.     Print the form and fill in the relevant details.
3.     Scan and email it back to us at nanasspore@gmail.com
4.     Our volunteers will send you updates on your sponsored animal.
5.     Pick the 12 month option and you will be entitled to the following:
   You can visit your sponsored animal on special days only reserved for sponsors
   You will also have your photo taken with your sponsored animal so we can reproduce it on a mug as a gift to you.


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SPONSOR FORM
Thank you for your kind donation.

Your contribution will go towards food, medical expenses, maintenance of the kennels, and many other costs needed to upkeep Noah’s Ark Natural Animal Shelter in Johor Bahru.

YES!  I would like to sponsor  ______________________________________ (no. of animal/s) for 3 / 6 / 12 months
@ S$50 / RM150 per dog / cat / monkey / pig or @ S$100 / RM300 per horse per month.

My sponsored animal:  _______________________________________________
(If you know the name or you have an animal in mind)

OR

YES!  I would like to make a donation of S$ / RM ___________ to the animals @ Noah’s Ark Natural Animals Sanctuary.

Donation method:
GIRO
CHEQUE

To contribute in Singapore dollars:
To contribute in Malaysian Ringgit
Cheques to be made payable to
Noah’s Ark Natural Animal Shelter

By fund transfer
DBS Account No:  023-905510-9
Account Name:  Noah’s Ark Natural Animal Shelter
Cheque to be made payable to
Noah’s Ark Natural Animal Shelter

By fund transfer
CIMB Account No:  01190002636058
Branch:  Gelang Patah Johor
Account Name: Noah’s Ark Natural Animal Shelter

CONTACT INFORMATION
Name (Ms / Mrs / Mr)  _______________________________________________________________________
Address  ______________________________________________________________________________
Tel (HP)  ________________________________
(H)  _____________________________________
Email:  ______________________________________________________________________




Friday, April 28, 2017

How Ah Boy Got Reunited With His Family

On 21 April 2017, NANAS bailed out a Jack Russell Terrier from AVA after the mandatory 2 weeks waiting period for the dog to locate its caregiver.  This dog had already gone missing for almost a month and his caregiver could not be found.  

Luckily, NANAS decided to give this little dog a chance but before anything could be done to start the re-homing process.  On 26 April afternoon, AVA informed us that his caregiver had contacted them about the lost dog.

Mr Tan and Ah Boy


On the evening of 26 April 2017, Mr Tan and Ah Boy were reunited after 32 days.  When we asked how Ah Boy managed to get out of the compound, we discovered that staff at the facility, where he lived, had left the gate open and Ah Boy walked out with his sister.  



His sister is still missing and we hope that she can be reunited with her family soon.  Please click HERE for a poster of Ah Boy's sister called Sasa.   

Kindly contact us at Hp: 91996247 or email nanasspore@gmail.com if you see her.

The family is very thankful that their dog was kept safe.  Mr Tan has special needs and Ah Boy means a lot to him.  During that same week, Mr Tan's mother passed on.  It had been tough to lose his mother and his two dogs at the same time.  



Please watch the video to see Ah Boy's reaction when he saw Mr Tan after a month.   There was not a dry eye in the house as everyone there watched this heartwarming reunion.







Happy Ending

Monday, April 3, 2017

Noah's Ark Natural Animal Sanctuary Tour: Sat, 20-May '17



To register
Please email your details to Noah's Ark Event

Full name of each passenger (as in passport):
Mobile No.:

Amount: S$70 per head X ___ paxs = S$___

Alighting point:
(a) Boon Lay MRT Station or
(b) Bishan MRT Station

Is this your first visit to Noah's Ark? Yes / No

Are there any non-Singaporean in the group? Yes / No
If YES, please state where you/your guest is from.

Payment 
Fund transfer to DBS Current Account: 023-905510-9
Upon payment, please send a screen shot of the transaction.

Noah’s Ark Tour Terms & Conditions
1. There will be no refund if you do not show up for the tour regardless of the weather.  The money will be treated as donation for the animals at the sanctuary.
2. We are unable to cancel your registration once payment has been made.
3. Substitutes are acceptable, but only one change of name/person is allowed and it must be one week before the departure date.
4. Young children (under 8 years old) are not advised to visit unless they have no fear of being surrounded by many dogs at one time.  Parents/Guardians will have to be responsible for their children/ward at the sanctuary.

Thank you.
NANAS


Friday, March 17, 2017

Call for Photographers and help our fur friends

If you love nature and animals, we have a task for you.


What do you need to do?
Spend the day at Noah’s Ark and photograph the residents.
Select 6 of your *best* pictures and submit to NANAS for our 2018 Calendar.
If your picture is selected, you will receive 10 complimentary copies of 2018 NANAS Calendar to show and share with your friends your work for the animals.
All pictures published will be credited.

When?
Date: Saturday, 8 April 2017
Time: 10.00 am to 8pm

Programme:
10.00 am Meet & Depart from Boon Lay MRT Passenger pick-up point
11.00 am Arrive in JB for lunch
12.30 pm Arrive at NA
6.30 pm Wrap-up and take your final shots of sun-set
7.30 pm Seafood Dinner
8.30 pm Depart for Singapore
9.30 pm Arrive home

How to register?
To participate, register with nanasspore@gmail.com with the following details:
Name:
Email:
Hp:
Have you been to Noah's Ark Natural Animal Shelter? Yes / No

Fees
S$70 per pax which will cover transport (2-ways), lunch at a café and a seafood dinner.

Closing date
Tuesday, 4 April

Enquiries
Please email nanaspore@gmail.com




Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Noah's Ark Animal Chatter - March 2017

Birthday Celebrations for Melody
Our Oldest Resident

Visitors from Singapore celebrated Melody's
Catherine showing Melody her cake.
34th birthday on 25 February 2017 during the sanctuary tour. 
 
She was presented with a cake made of hay with carrots that looked like candles on the top of the cake.  The other horses and dogs also joined in the celebrations while visitors took turns to take a photo with her.   While Melody was enjoying her cake, our volunteer, Josann treated the humans to an array of mouthwatering cakes she had made for this special occasion.
 
Some people commented that there was no "real" birthday cake that day so the following week, Josann baked a cake for Melody and everyone celebrated Melody's birthday one more time.  She was not complaining.  She deserved it!
 
Being the oldest and the dominant mare, Melody enjoys being the matriarch of the herd.  At 34 years of age, she is still fit and strong and does not take any nonsense from anyone.
 
Rescued in 1999 from Tang Dynasty when they closed, Melody made the journey across the Straits to her new home when the sanctuary relocated to Johor from Singapore in June 2000. 
 
Happy Birthday Melody!  Let's hope you have many more years to come!  Next year, maybe durian cake for you?  She absolutely loves durians but that is another story!

New arrivals from Singapore
Welcoming Ah Gal, Fei Zai, Mandy & Blackie

On 7 March 2017, the sanctuary was abuzz with news that four dogs arrived from Singapore.  We are very glad that we are able to give these deserving dogs a place they can finally call their forever home.  Let's meet them and hear their stories. 
 
The Valentine Couple:  Ah Gal & Fei Zai
Ah Gal and Fei Zai were guard dogs looking after a factory in Singapore.  They worked very hard, day and night, to ensure that the premises were safe.  After 10 years of dedication and undying loyalty, their services were terminated. 
 
Instead of being rewarded for their work, they ended up at AVA.  This did not bode well for these two senior dogs.  They most certainly did not deserve this fate. 
 
Thank goodness they were saved and can now retire and live out the rest of their lives at the sanctuary.  They were rescued by a NANAS volunteer the day before Valentine's Day and she aptly named them the Valentine Couple.
 
Mandy
Mandy has lived at a heavy vehicle park for the past 13 years ever since she was a puppy.  She also had a caregiver, a foreign worker who worked at the vehicle park.  He was very responsible and ensured that Mandy received her annual vaccinations and when she was sick, he would bring her to the vet.
 
Unfortunately, the worker's contract ended and he had to leave.  In the meantime, Mandy had an accident and injured her right hind leg needing a plate to hold her bones together. Her right front leg was also injured.
 
When we found out about her plight, we were happy to offer Mandy a place at the sanctuary.   We strongly believe that Mandy deserves a home and a place to retire with dignity.
 
Blackie 
Blackie is 2 years old and a very large dog.  He used to be locked up in a cage for many hours.  No animal should be treated this way.   A dog this size needs plenty of exercise and the freedom to move around.
 
What is the point of having a dog and keeping it in a cage?  The owner most probably just wanted a guard dog to look after his factory.  Wait till it barks too much, it will be disposed off in a heartbeat.  You just cannot win, can you?
 
Luckily, the rescuer felt sorry for him and managed to free him from his misery.  When we heard about Blackie, we agreed to take him in.  He can now roam free and run around on the sanctuary grounds to his heart's content.  Another happy dog in the making!

Noah's Ark Tour + 
Talk on Pet Massage
Date: Saturday, 25 March 2017
Time: 10.30 am to 6.30 pm
Meeting: Boon Lay MRT Passenger Meeting Point

Have you ever wanted to learn pet massage?
Book your seats for the next sanctuary tour on 25 March.
 
Betty Vong Jansen will be presenting an Introduction to Pet Massage and How it can help your pet at Wisma Kuching at 4.00 pm for all visitors who are interested to attend.
 
You will learn how to calm and relax your pet using the first basic stroke.  There will also be a short demo as well as hands-on practice on the two dogs and many cats in the cattery.
 
Why Learn Pet Massage?
  • Massage therapy is not just for senior or sick animals. 
  • It is a form of preventative healthcare, a first line of defence against any potential health problem at any stage of your pet's life. 
  • Massage also enhances the bond between you and your pet. 
  • The greatest gift you can give your pet is the gift of massage.
The Benefits of Pet Massage
  • Eases sore muscles and relieves aches and pains
  • Relaxes and calms down sick, nervous or hyperactive animals
  • Helps slow down the ageing process and
  • Enables your pet to lead a longer, healthier and happier life

For more details on the tour, click HERE.
To register, please email to nanasspore@gmail.com

How you can help us to help them
Rescue work is never easy

Sometimes we feel helpless when we cannot help each and every animal.  Many times, we have had to choose but it breaks our heart not being able to do more for the ones we could not help.
 
Saving an animal is the easy part but in doing so, we are responsible for it for the rest of its life.  Raising enough money for food, medical and daily necessities needed to run a sanctuary with more than 1,000 animals is, in itself, a monumental task.  Every month, the volunteers are busy raising funds to continue this work.
 
Funds are also needed for key projects and they include:
  • Project Industrial Dogs (Trap Neuter Release & Manage)
  • Project Catsnip (Trap Neuter Release & Manage)
  • Project SOS (Save Our Street) Dogs
  • Noah's Ark VetHelp & Vet Internship Programmes
 There are many ways you can help:
  1. Sponsorship of animal - S$50 per month for a dog or cat / S$100 per month for a horse
  2. Donations via cash or cheque
  3. Donations via GIRO from S$10 upwards per month
  4. Sanctuary tours
  5. NANAS merchandise
 
Pet Sponsorship
Do check out our awesome Tri-Paws by clicking HERE.
 
Wong Tai
Zena
Yankee
Lordy
Bond
Ariel
Lok Lok
Emperor
Bianco


If you wish to contribute in any way to make it easier for us to continue doing this work, here are the bank details:
 
For donations in Singapore dollarsFor donations in Malaysian Ringgits

Local Funds Transfer
Bank:            DBS Bank
Acct No:       023-905510-9
Acct Name:  Noahs Ark Natural Animal
                     Shelter
 
Overseas Funds Transfer
Swift Code:  DBSSSGSG
Bank Name: DBS Bank Ltd
Acct Name:  Noahs Ark Natural Animal 
                    Shelter
 
Acct No:          023-905510-9
Bank Branch  Hougang
Branch Code   023
Bank Address:
12 Marina Boulevard
DBS Asia Central
Marina Bay Financial
Centre Tower 3
Singapore 018982
Local Funds Transfer
Bank:             CIMB Bank
Acct No:         01190002636058
Name:            Noahs Ark Natural Animal
                       Shelter
 
Overseas Funds Transfer
Swift Code:      CIBBMYKL
Bank Name:    CIMB Bank Berhad
Acct Name:      Noah's Ark Natural Animal Shelter
 
Acct No:          01190002636058
Bank Branch:  Gelang Patah
Bank address:
25, Jalan Medan Nusa Perinitis 6,
Taman Nusa Perintis 2,
81550 Gelang Patah,
Johor, Malaysia.
 
Cheque
Issue to:
"Noah's Ark Natural Animal Shelter"
 
Mail to:
405C Fernvale Lane, #09-101
Singapore 793405
 
Cheque
Issue to:
"Noah's Ark Natural Animal Shelter"
 
Mail to:
2B Jalan KLJ 4
Taman Kota Laksamana Jaya
75200 Melaka, Malaysia
 
 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Helping animals have no boundaries

14 March 2017

Yesterday, we published our Tri-Paws (click link here) at Noah’s Ark Natural Animal Shelter (NANAS) and shared how happy they have adapted. This morning we received a few messages and emails from both Singaporeans and Malaysians asking if we could help a disabled dog in distress located at a car park near AEON Bukit Indah. Many wrote in because they were worried for the dog's welfare and the “Street is not his home” and it was not a place for a disabled dog.

Appealing for help.



Grayson found at AEON Car Park at Bukit Indah

Grayson making his way to NANAS.
 


Sharon and Chia Hwei, Noah’s Ark Angels went to Bukit Indah to check on the dog. They managed to locate the dog and brought it to the sanctuary for immediate medical aid. After some observation and a physical examination, conclusively it was an old injury that he sustained much earlier had led to the paresis of his hind limbs and calcification of his fractured legs the trauma has led to this condition. He is neutered and looking at his condition we can conclude that he was cared for and dumped for some reasons which is hard of an animal lover to comprehend.



Click video to view Grayson's disabilities.

We noticed that this is quite common for dogs or cats to get dumped on the streets by their owners when the pet meets with a car accident. Owners refused to send the pet to the vet for treatment for obvious reasons – they conveniently dump the pet and let it wait for a slow death, while the pet has to look for food or get attacked by feral dogs.

We have met owners with accident victims before, when we asked, “How did your dog meet with an accident?”. Their reply is: “Oh, I let my dog out of the house to pee and to go for a walk on its own.” This is the ONE of the most common reply.

Grayson having his ears cleaned.

We have named it “Grayson”, if you wish to support his medical aid and welfare:

To contribute in Singapore Dollars

By Fund Transfer
Bank: DBS
Swift Code: DBSSSGSG
Current Acct number: 023-905510-9
Acct name: Noahs Ark Natural Animal Shelter


To contribute in Malaysian Ringgit

For Fund Transfer:
Bank: CIMB
Swift Code: CIBBMYKL
Acct No: 01190002636058
Acct Name: Noahs Ark Natural Animal Shelter
Branch: Gelang Patah, JB

We would like to thank our readers and writers for Grayson’s welfare.


Thank you.
NANAS