Noah's Residents

Noah's Residents

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Noah's Ark Thanks Giving Dinner: Friday 13 October '17



Every day, we have to feed 700 dogs, 300 cats, 9 horses, 3 primates, 1 wild boar and many small animals. The animals cannot go hungry. It is through no fault of theirs that their caregivers abused or abandoned them.

Noah’s Ark Natural Animals Shelter (NANAS) is organizing a dinner on Friday, 13 October to raise funds to feed them. Please help us to feed them.

Date: Friday, 13 October 2017
Time: 7.30 – 10.30 pm
Venue: Singapore Swimming Club, 45 Tanjong Rhu Road S(436899)

Price:
S$2,200 per table (front row)
S$1,600 per table
S$160 per ticket

We are very grateful to have Pam Oei of Dim Sum Dollies fame to rock the house down!

To purchase your tickets, please email to nanasevent@gmail.com 

We want to take a second to say 'THANK YOU' for being part of the many hands and your support that comes from your heart we wouldn't have made it this far without YOU. It has been a long journey from 1995 till today.

With appreciation from the committee of NANAS and our voice for the voiceless animals.

About Noah's Ark



About Noah’s Ark
June 1995
Noah’s Ark Lodge Private Animal Shelter was set up in Singapore by Raymund Wee to give animals that have been abused, abandoned and made homeless, a second chance to live out the rest of their lives with dignity.
June 2000
When the lease expired, the sanctuary moved to Johor, Malaysia and Noah’s Ark Natural Animal Shelter (NANAS) was established on a 10-acre site near Gelang Patah.

Since then, more than 1,000 animals from Singapore have made their way to this free roaming and no kill sanctuary.  

The sanctuary is now home to 700 dogs, 300 cats, 9 horses, primates, a wild boar and many other small animals.

A good number of these animals were accepted on compassionate grounds.  They had belonged to either poor, elderly, sick or infirmed owners who were unable to continue with the care of their pets.
2005
Noah’s Ark CARES (NA CARES) was registered to be the Singapore arm of NANAS.  It was responsible for raising funds for sanctuary operations in Johor, Malaysia as well as animal welfare work in Singapore.
9 May 2016
NA CARES was granted charity status.  

Rules and regulation imposed by the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth led to immediate separation of funding and activities of both entities.  
Funds raised in Singapore could no longer be used to fund sanctuary operations in Malaysia.

All funding from NA CARES ceased at the end of May 2016.
1 July 2016

NANAS Malaysia separated from NA CARES Singapore.

The two entities are no longer affiliated to each other.
27 July 2016
A new entity, Noah’s Ark Natural Animal Shelter in Singapore was formed to replace NA CARES to continue its mission to help animals in need, both in Singapore and Malaysia.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Excursion to Noah's Ark Natural Animal Sanctuary: Saturday 30 September '17

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Date: Saturday, 30 September
Time: 10.30 am to 6.30 pm
Meeting point: Boon Lay MRT Station
Lunch: Seafood and Vegetarian

Programme 
10.00 am Meet and assemble at Boon Lay MRT 
10.30 am Depart meeting point 
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

Seats are limited (33 seats only), please book early before the seats are filled.

To book your seat, 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.

TEAM NANAS

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Launch of Noah's Ark Natural Animal Shelter 2018 Calendar



Dear Friends of NANAS,

To capture the essence of this year's theme,'The Ark of Compassion', we invited photographers to the sanctuary to take photographs for each of the twelve months of the calendar.  Every animal featured has a message for us.  At the back of each calendar, there is a newsletter with information about the sanctuary and how you can get involved in our cause. 

NANAS calendars also make wonderful gifts.  May we suggest buying them for your family and friends?   All proceeds will go towards buying food to feed more than 1,000 animals at the sanctuary.  You will be doing your part to help us with the food bill and to ensure that no animal goes hungry.

To order
Please email the following details to nanasspore@gmail.com

Name:
_______________________________
Mailing address:
_______________________________
Email:
_______________________________
Hp / Tel:
_______________________________

Orders
Qty: _____  x  $10 each
=
$  ____________
Postal fees
=
$  ____________
Donation towards our work for the animals
=
$  ____________
TOTAL
=
$  ____________

Postage fees
By Mail          
1 to 4 calendars    $3.80
5 to 12 calendars  $7.60
13 and above        Free Delivery

Mode of Payment
By cheque pay to:
Noah's Ark Natural Animal Shelter

Mail to:
Blk 405 Fernvale Lane #09-101
Singapore 793405
By fund transfer
Account Name: 
Noah's Ark Natural Animal Shelter

Bank:  DBS
Current Acct No: 023-905510-9

 If you wish to help sell the calendars, please email us at nanasspore@gmail.com 
  
Calendars are on sale at the following outlets:
CENTRAL
MOUNT PLEASANT ANIMAL MEDICAL CENTRE (FARRER)
Block 3 Queen's Road #02-141 Singapore 260003
Tel: 6271 1132

MOUNT PLEASANT VETERINARY CENTRE (GELENGGANG)
2 Jln Gelenggang Singapore 578187 
Tel: 6251 7666
  
EAST
MOUNT PLEASANT ANIMAL CLINIC (EAST) 
152 East Coast Road Singapore 428855
Tel: 6348 6110 / 6348 6746

MOUNT PLEASANT ANIMAL MEDICAL CENTRE (BEDOK) 
Blk 158 Bedok South Ave 3 #01-577 Singapore 460158
Tel: 6444 3561

MOUNT PLEASANT VETERINARY CENTRE (CHANGI)
969A Upper Changi Road North 507667
Tel: 6546 0166
  
WEST
GENTLE OAK VETERINARY CLINIC 
21 Ghim Moh Rd, #01-225 
Singapore 270021 
Tel: 6250 8001 

MOUNT PLEASANT ANIMAL MEDICAL CENTRE (CLEMENTI) 
Blk 105 Clementi Street 12 #01-18/20 Singapore 120105
Tel: 6776 8858
  
NORTH
ALLPETS & AQUALIFE CLINIC
24 Jalan Kelulut, Seletar Hills EstateSingapore 809041
Tel: 6481 3700

ANIMAL DOCTORS 
Blk 108 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4 #01-94 Singapore 560108 
Tel: 6451 4531 

BRIGHTON VET CARE
74 Serangoon Garden Way
Singapore 555970
Tel: 62822484 
EDMOND TAN VETERINARY SURGERY
151 Serangoon  North Avenue 2 #01-65
Singapore 550151
Tel: 62821581
PETITUDO
15 Thomson Hills Drive
Singapore 574759
Tel: 64512845
MOUNT PLEASANT VETERINARY CENTRE (MANDAI)
5 Mandai Road Singapore 779391
Tel: 64515242 


UPDATE: Pets' Station Food Drive for August 2017



We have two more weeks to go!
May we appeal for more orders of dry food. As this is their daily staple for 700 dogs and 300 cats, we need as many bags as possible. The dogs need 360 bags a month and the cats, 90 bags a month. Pets' Station will match every order of dry food - one for one.
Thank you Pets’ Station for organising the food drive and thank you for your support to help us to feed the dogs and cats.
This is what it takes to feed them twice a day on a daily basis:
Dogs
Dry food: 12 bags (216 kg) a day
Tin food: 30 cans a day
Cats
Dry food: 3 bags (54 kg) a day
Tin food: 20 cans a day
The above quantity is required every single day.

TO PLACE YOUR ORDER
Click on the link: http://www.petsstation.com.sg/charityproducts.php
Step 1
Select the food you wish to order, enter quantity and add to cart.
Step 2
Register as a new customer if you are not an existing customer.
Step 3
After entering your address, please check the box that says delivery address is the same as billing address.
(Food will be collected by NANAS for delivery to the sanctuary.)
Step 4
Make sure all fields with red asterisks (*) are filled.
Follow instructions and click on green “Register” button.
Step 5
Please check your email for a link to activate your account and you will be brought back to Pets’ Station website.
Click on your cart at the top of the screen and continue to check out.
Step 6
Upon checking out, you will be asked <If Shipping Address is different from Billing Address>. Please do not uncheck the box and continue to payment page.
Step 7
If you encounter any problems or prefer not to order online, you may call Pets' Station at 63631121 to place your order. Payment can be made by credit card.
Thank you for your generosity and continuous support to help us feed the dogs and cats at NANAS.
If you have any queries, please email us at nanasspore@gmail.com
Yours sincerely
Team NANAS


$19.50 per carton of 12 cans (i.e. $1.65 each / 375 gm)

$75 per bag (12 kg) Pets' Station will match One for One.

$26 per carton of 24 cans (i.e. $1.08 per can / 400 gm)
$64.50 per bag (6 kg) Pets' Station will match One for One.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Pets Station Food Donation Drive: 1 - 31 August 2017


Dear Friends of NANAS,

For the month of August 2017, Pets’ Station will be helping us feed the dogs and cats at Noahs Ark Natural Animal Shelter (NANAS) with your help.

For every order of dry food that you make  — Pets' Station will match your order — One for One.

Our biggest cost is food. 
Every day, we have to feed 700 dogs and 300 cats.  
The animals cannot go hungry.  It is through no fault of theirs that their caregivers abused or abandoned them.

This is what it takes to feed them twice a day on a daily basis:

Dogs
Dry food:  12 bags (216 kg) a day
Tin food:   30 cans a day

Cats
Dry food:  3 bags (54 kg) a day
Tin food:   20 cans a day

The above quantity is required every single day. 
We really need your help.

To place your order, please visit 
http://www.petsstation.com.sg/charityproducts.php


IMPORTANT:
Upon checking out, you will be asked about <If Shipping Address is different from Billing Address, please select here to change the Delivery Address for this purchase>   please [√ ].  All orders will be collected by Noah’s Ark Natural Animal Shelter from Pets’ Station warehouse.

Thank you for your generosity and continuous support to help us feed the dogs and cats at NANAS.

If you have any queries, please email us at nanasspore@gmail.com

Yours sincerely
Team NANAS

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

We Need Your Help. Help Us to Help Them

THE FINANCIAL REALITY OF ANIMAL RESCUE WORK @ NOAH’S ARK NATURAL ANIMAL SHELTER (NANAS)

Every rescued animal gets a second chance to live out the rest of their lives at the sanctuary with adequate food, water, shelter and medical attention.

Our operation is solely funded by donations from the public. The biggest cost is food to feed more than 1,000 animals.

You can HELP US TO HELP THEM.
1. Sponsor a dog or cat at S$50 / RM150 per month or a horse at S$100 / RM300 per month
2. Make a monthly donation. (Donations start from S$10 / RM30 a month via GIRO)
3. Get on our mailing list* to receive our monthly newsletters for updates and events.
4. Visit the sanctuary on a guided tour.
5. Buy our merchandise.
6. Attend our fund raising dinners and events.
7. Organise your own fund raising event or gathering.
8. Tell your friends.

We need your help.
The animals need your help.
Together, we can make a difference.

* Please email your name, email address and mobile number to nanasspore@gmail.com with the subject, “Mailing List”.

Thank you.
TEAM NANAS

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Wild & Free - Wildlife Photography Exhibition, A Tribute to Silvana Sutanto

Wild & Free
Wildlife Photography Exhibition
 A Tribute to Silvana Sutanto




The Silvana S. Foundation Wildlife Photography Exhibition in Aid of NANAS

Thank you Silvana S. Foundation for collaborating with us to raise funds for the animals at the sanctuary. 

We are excited!  Even the animals are excited as we look forward to opening night on 29 July 2017*.

Silvana S. Foundation has kindly appointed Noah's Ark Natural Animal Shelter (NANAS) as a beneficiary from the sale of the late Silvana Sutanto's photo exhibits.

Wild and Free
Wildlife Photography Exhibition
A tribute to Silvana Sutanto

Date:  30 July - 6 August 2017
Time:  11 am - 8pm, daily
Venue:  Visual Arts Centre, 10 Penang Road #01-02 Dhoby Ghaut Green, Singapore 238469  
(Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station Exit B)

In her lifetime, award-winning wildlife photographer Silvana Sutanto sought to give voice to the silent and silenced - animals whose habitats are being threatened by humanity's encroachment.

In tribute to her memory, the Silvana S. Foundation will be putting up an exhibition cum sale of 15 of her works.  In addition, fine Jewellery boutique Loang & Noi has exclusively designed a series of zebra pendant brooches to accompany her captivating images. Profits from the show will benefit Noah's Ark Natural Animal Sanctuary (NANAS).

* The exhibition is open to the public from 30 July to 6 August 2017.  If you are in town, please do visit the Wildlife Photography Exhibition.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

A Thousand Fur Kids Home by Doris Hui of Apple Daily



Source: Apple Daily
Date: 11 July 2017


Thank you Doris for the write up and for visiting the sanctuary in JB, we look forward to seeing you again at NANAS.


[Translation]
In Pekan Nanas, Johor, Malaysia, there is an animal sanctuary called Noah’s Ark Natural Animal Shelter, housing a myriad of animals ranging from horses, monkeys, gibbon, pig, dogs, cats, rabbits and thousand others.  These animals were once abandoned. Among them, some were previously on the edge of death.  Here in this ark, they finally regain happiness that they deserve.

On an extremely hot and sunny day, the cameraman and I joined Clement Yen and his wife, Lynda Goh (both volunteers) in their car, en route to Noah’s Ark Natural Animal Shelter.  We journeyed through heated-up tar roads, pierced through trails surrounded by lush greeneries.

We finally turned onto a sandy land which eventually led us the sanctuary, its size of which is even larger than Hong Kong’s Victoria Park.  Upon arrival, we were welcomed by dogs of varying sizes with opened arms.  They appeared excited in our presence.  “They are very used to our presence.  They deem us as their close friends.  They know we always bring along with us good food for them”, said Lynda passionately while having both her arms fully loaded with dog food, canned food for the cats and coconuts which we grabbed earlier during our journey for the monkeys.

69 year-old founder who brought abandoned animals from Singapore to Malaysia
Noah’s Ark Founder, Raymund Wee was born in Singapore.  Although aged 69, he hardly looks his age.  “When I was a kid, my grandma forced me to drown kittens but because I have weakness for the animals, I often released them.  I had a dog, it was a mongrel. It had massive wounds on the neck and my father was bugging me all the time to release this dog because we couldn’t afford.  So at a very young age, I had to make decisions.  Over here, I’m helping the animals and we have a choice”, said Raymund.  Prior to establishing the sanctuary, Raymund held a high position in an airlines company.

In 1995, he hired more 10 workers in Singapore to render him a helping hand in taking care of more than a hundred strays which he rescued off the streets.  This continued until 2000 when he finally decided to expand the scale of his sanctuary.  He made multiple trips to transport animals he rescued from Singapore to Pekan Nanas and established this paradise which is nestled amongst lush greeneries.  All the chalets, huts, furniture such as tables and chairs, as well as railings are all made of old, unwanted wood.  For the sake of these animals, Raymund left his home and currently resides with the animals in the sanctuary.  Despite the fact that he is aging, he expressed that he had never worried about the future of the sanctuary.  “Here, we often have veterinarians who come forward to assist as volunteers.  We even have potential veterinarians as interns here at Noah’s Ark.  Just like the rest of the workers and volunteers, these people are very familiar to the operations of the sanctuary.  I believe they will be more than willing to look after the sanctuary on my behalf someday”, said Raymund.

Passionate couple travels weekly for a decade to volunteer at the sanctuary.
Clement and his wife, Lynda are among the persons whom Raymund considered as being well-versed with the affairs and operations of the sanctuary.  They are experienced volunteers who had, for the past decade, travelled every weekend from Singapore to the sanctuary to visit the animals.  Among all animals, Clement has a soft spot for the nine horses. Some of them were from the horse racing industry.  They were given up by their owners as they have aged and could no longer race.  Some were kept at amusement parks for the purpose of pony rides.  They had spent most of their lives entertaining and amusing us human.  “Without Noah’s Ark, they would possibly have been killed.  I still remember the first time when I saw them. Their eyes were sad and they looked depressed”, said Clement while recalling.  When we asked Lynda who is her favourite member in the sanctuary, in high spirits she ushered us to another side of the sanctuary where a gibbon resides.  The gibbon was having a good time swinging on a pole placed in the middle of his enclosure.  Upon realizing our presence, the gibbon reached out its hand for us to hold.  “It actually came from a resort that closed down.  He was used to entertain tourists and he was tied up all the time.  When he first arrived, we built him this enclosure.  During his first 2 days here, he didn’t know he could actually swing, he took a few days to adjust”, said Lynda.  Also, Lynda reminded me not to smile to or laugh in front of the gibbon, clarifying that “perhaps he was often laughed at prior to him residing in the sanctuary. He may mistake our laughter as making fun of him, of which he will turn angry”.

In the sanctuary, the animals mostly were abandoned cats and dogs. They still retain their friendly and approachable nature.  Among the animals, there was also a wild boar.  I was given to understand that it was bought at a very young age out of its cuteness.  However, as the days passed by and it grew, it was subsequently abandoned mercilessly.  Not to forget also, there was a monkey which suffered massive injury and was subsequently rescued from the jungle. Clement said, “There was once when a friend of ours asked my wife and me as to whether travelling here weekly to visit the animals is a monotonous and boring routine. The truth is, we don’t derive the same happiness and satisfaction from, for example, shopping.  It is true that you can buy and therefore own a lot of things with money.  But the peacefulness, tranquility and serenity the nature brings to oneself is priceless.  One thing is for sure, money can never buy you a chance to be in such close proximity with these adorable animals”.



Monday, July 10, 2017

Excursion to Noah's Ark Natural Animal Sanctuary



Excursion to Noah's Ark Natural Animal Sanctuary 
in conjunction with 'International Homeless Animals Day

Date: Saturday, 19 Aug
Time: 10.30 am to 6.30 pm
Meeting point: Boon Lay MRT Station
Lunch: Vegetarian

Programme 
10.00 am Meet and assemble at Boon Lay MRT 
10.30 am Depart meeting point 
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

Seats are limited (33 seats only), please book early before the seats are filled.

To book your seat, 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

Thursday, July 6, 2017

NANAS "Hi 5" Dog Tee




Code: 0004 - NANAS "Hi 5" Dog Tee
Price: S$18
Colour: Dark Grey

New tee shirt to stay cool!

Take a look at our latest collection. Buy our ever popular tee shirts for yourself, your family and friends. Available in all sizes for adults and they also make good gifts for all occasions while helping for a good cause at the same time. 

Every 3 tee shirts sold will help us to buy a bag of food. Please help us to feed the dogs and cats at NANAS. 

To place your order, please email to nanasspore@gmail.com and indicate the following:

1. Code Number:
2. Quantity:
3. Size:

Please add postage fee for Singapore:
S$3.80 for 1 to 2 pcs
S$7.60 for 3 to 6 pcs
Free delivery for 7 pcs and above

Sizes Regular Cut
X-Small - 44 cm
Small - 47 cm
Medium - 50 cm
Large -53 cm
X-Large - 56 cm