Sunday, June 28, 2015

Chloe's update & Little Brownie whom we had to say goodbye to..

It has been a month since we took Chloe in, and we do have both positive and not so positive updates. Well, this is the practicality of rescue work we have to admit. It is never a bed of roses.

The good news is, Chloe has been coping with the chemo jabs very well and her tumor has shrunk considerably. She also has a huge appetite! It really does help that she is young and her body is able to withstand the effects of the chemo jabs she has undergone. As we finish up her chemo jabs this week, we unfortunately have to start her on heartworm treatment as the vet noticed that her bloodwork was not looking good and after running some tests, she was diagnosed with heartworm.

Chloe nearing the end of her TVT treatment
Nonetheless, Chloe is an extremely friendly girl who will wag her tail like a helicopter rotor even though you are meeting her for the first time! She is HDB-approved size and please let us know should you know of anyone looking to adopt. We are sure you will fall head over heels in love with her once you meet her!

Do you detect a smirk on Chloe's face? :)
On the flip side, we lost a young life a couple of days ago. Mongrel puppies are aplenty, we know. But they did not choose to be born in such harsh environments where they literally have to fight for daily survival. One early morning over the weekend, J spotted a puppy lying on his side whining and panting heavily. We are not absolutely certain if he is one of Chloe's puppies given that to our knowledge, Chloe had only one brown puppy which was already adopted. Or did he come out in the open to "ask for help"? Regardless, we could not leave him lying there struggling.

Brownie lying on his side whining and panting heavily

J immediately brought Brownie to a clinic nearby which put him on oxygen therapy straight away. The poor boy was covered with lots of small ticks but to keep him alive was primary now. After a blood test and some x-rays taken, the vet diagnosed Brownie with acute gastroenteritis and subsequent aspiration pneumonia. The x-rays showed his lungs were cloudy which should not be the case, but further testing was required to determine what was actually wrong. They also found some bones and foreign objects in his little stomach.

Brownie on oxygen therapy

After Brownie stabilized a wee bit, we had to transfer him over to a hospital for round the clock monitoring. Over at the hospital, the diagnosis was sadly just as poor. A trachea wash was recommended as the vets needed to find out the cause of his condition before recommending further treatment. This was however, to be performed only if Brownie made it through the night.

The poor boy seeking some affection

A grateful smile from Brownie while being transferred to the hospital

Morning came and there was no call from the clinic the previous night. We were glad that the poor boy was still alive and the vet updated that his breathing seemed a bit labored without oxygen provided but apart from that, he was still coping fine for now. We thus made the decision to proceed with the trachea wash.

Another call came slightly past noon. We initially thought it was to inform us of the results of the trachea wash but the vet regrettably updated that Brownie had passed on. His heart stopped and they tried resuscitating him but to no avail. Our hearts sank but we knew we had tried our very best for this little one.

Vet bills are never cheap – all of you who bring your beloved pooches for health checks will know. Though Brownie incurred a fair bit of bills but eventually did not make it, at least we gave it a shot and did all we could. We are thankful for the kind contributions that came in for Chloe and if you can, we will like to ask for help with Brownie’s bills as well in any way within your means. Please email if you will like to contribute to little Brownie’s last journey, thank you.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Newsletter June 2015: News from Noah's Ark CARES

2 June 2015

Dear Friends of Noah's Ark

It is that highly anticipated time of the year again when we invite supporters, friends and donors that have been journeying with Noah's Ark since its move from Singapore to Malaysia in the year 2000.  Do join us for a night of celebration with actress and emcee Pamela Oei in marking yet another important milestone in animal welfare.
Noah's Ark would not be a possibility without the support and work of the people who have made a contribution in one way or another in ensuring that the animals have the best care and love in the sanctuary where they can live out their lives with hope and dignity.
Our vision for Noah's Ark would be to have fewer stray animals on the streets and to find them homes because the streets is not their home.  To realise this vision, we need you to support our fund-raising dinner on Friday,3 July '15, to be the voice of the animals.
Noah's Ark is spearheading sterilisation projects while tending to rescue cases because we believe that we have to do our best for the animals.  However, this would not be possible without your support so that we can continue the good work towards a more humane and compassionate society. The progress of the sanctuary throughout the years is the fruit of all of our labour.
"Thank you supporters and friends for your ardent support.  Remember that I built this sanctuary for all of us."- Raymund Wee
We at Noah's Ark look forward to seeing as many of you at the dinner because it is your continued support and generosity that keep the sanctuary alive and that give tangible affirmation to the belief that there must be respect for all creatures great and small and which has become our way of life.  Everyone has a part to play in striving for the improvement of animal welfare.
Hosted by Pam Oei, one-third of the Dim Sum Dollies

Date:  Friday, 3 July 2015

Venue:  Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel

Time: 7.30 p.m.

Ticket Price:  $280 per ticket
                      $2,500 for 10 tickets per table

For more details on the dinner, please click here.

For enquiries, please email to Noah's Ark CARES or Whatsapp to 9199 6247.
Noah's Ark Update
Chloe needs help
Chloe was recently rescued from an industrial estate and when the rescuers found her, she was just a bag of skin and bones, hungry and looking for food to feed her puppies.  The rescuers also noticed that her private area was swollen due to Transmissible Venereal Tumour (TVT).

Despite the pain that Chloe was going through, you can tell that she is a young mummy, so trusting with a very sweet nature.

Chloe is being treated at the vet for TVT - we are appealing to raise funds for her medical fees as well as to help her puppies to find homes.  We do not wish for her puppies to live their lives on the streets because the streets in not their home.  

To read about Chloe's plight, click here and to help her, please email to Noah's Ark CARES.  

SPA, Noah's Ark resident
To contribute towards our work for the animals

If you wish to:
  • To sponsor a pet programme
  • To sponsor some of our pet food
  • To sponsor medical aid for the animals
  • To support our spay and neuter programmes
  • To upkeep the sanctuary for the the residents - Buy a Brick
  • To make a contribution
You may write a cheque to Noah's Ark CARES and mail it to:
42 Cairnhill Road, #02-01 Singapore 229661

To make a fund transfer, you may transfer to the following accounts:
Upon transferring, please email to Noah's Ark CARES in order for us to track and to acknowledge receipt. 

Bank: DBS
Account type: DBS Current
Account No: 012-900823-0
Account Name: Noah's Ark CARES
Branch Code: 012
Bank Code: 7171
Account No: 501-827745-001
Account Name: Noah's Ark Companion Animal Rescue & Education Society
Branch: OCBC Head Office
Branch Code: 501
Bank Code: 7339
To stay in touch with Noah's Ark, please visit our blogs and Facebook page at:
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