Noah's Residents

Noah's Residents

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
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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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)


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

Donation method:

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

Name (Ms / Mrs / Mr)  _______________________________________________________________________
Address  ______________________________________________________________________________
Tel (HP)  ________________________________
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