Monday, August 11, 2014

Our Singapore Street Dogs - FAR (Foster / Adopt / Rescue)

Dear friends and supporters,

As we celebrated our Nation's 49th birthday over the weekend, all of us in the animal welfare line only hope for one thing - the better for our street animals. We have been trying to control the population of the street dogs at a far end of Singapore and majority of the friendly ones have already been sterilized. However, a few were unfortunately caught by dog-catching contractors. These are dogs so friendly they will let you pat them even if you are meeting them for the first time. Can you imagine how much grief we felt when we were told that the dogs actually approached the contractors to greet them? Strays do not choose to be born on the streets - and being human friendly only proved fatal to them.

We need your help. We need fosterers (with private addresses for bailing the dogs out) to help us house the dogs temporarily while we seek to find them a permanent home. We are also looking for adopters if you are looking for a lifelong companion. If you can help to foster or adopt, please email us at noahsarkcares@gmail.com.

With effect from 1st July 2014, AVA has lowered the annual licensing fee of the fourth dog from S$180 to S$15 with one of the main conditions being the fourth dog must be a local mixed breed (mongrel). For more details, you can refer to http://www.ava.gov.sg/NR/rdonlyres/9253E7B2-E57D-4992-982C-1304E73748D6/28236/loweringoflicensingfeesfor4thdogfactsheet.pdf. We are hopeful that with this legislation in place, more rescued strays can thus find homes.
 
Below are individual profiles of the dogs for your kind consideration and whom are awaiting their second chance amidst many more dogs out there still struggling just for survival.


For Fostering / Adoption

(A)   Name: Sandy
Gender: Female
Breed: Mongrel
Estimated Age: 6 months old
Colour: Brown long-coated with black muzzle
Sterilized: Not yet
Background: Sandy is the bigger sibling of two girls and she is the friendlier one. Needless to say, she was first to be caught too. Her sister is still on the streets but the sister is more wary, which practically means she will be safer too (we hope). We apologize that we do not have a nicer photo of Sandy as yet but have included a picture at the top right hand corner of how she looked like when she was three months old. 



(B)   Name: Thumbie (meaning “younger brother” in Tamil)
Gender: Male
Breed: Mongrel
Estimated Age: 5 years old
Colour: White
Sterilized: Yes
Background: Thumbie was well-loved by his workers but unfortunately, they did not keep him within the factory premises and he greeted the dog-catching contractors disastrously. For a big boy his size, he has an excellent temperament and no aggression. He’s calm and good with both humans and dogs.

 
 
For Adoption

(1)    Name: Molly
Gender: Female
Breed: Mongrel
Estimated Age: 4 months old
Colour: Brown with black muzzle
Sterilized: Not yet
Background: Molly was taken in by us as she and another sibling Polly were severely undernourished with their mother not having enough food (and milk). Polly has since been rehomed but we are still looking around for a permanent home for Molly. She is active and playful, a lovely little girl who is growing up prettily and healthily. She is good with cats too!

 
 
(2)    Name: Abbie
Gender: Female
Breed: Mongrel
Estimated Age: 8 months old
Colour: White with light brown patches
Sterilized: Yes
Background: Alongside with Thumbie, she met her doom due to her trust in humans. Nonetheless, Abbie is still loving and friendly. She is gentle and good with both humans and dogs. Low maintenance for a puppy and currently being paper-trained. 

 
 
(3)    Name: Chloe
Gender: Female
Breed: Mongrel
Estimated Age: 1.5 years old
Colour: Tri-colour long-coated
Sterilized: Yes
Background: Chloe will jump on anyone to greet them – you are bound to fall in love with her when you meet her. She is a tall girl, playful and happy. The stay at the pound scared her a bit but she is back to her usual cheerful self. She is good with both humans and dogs too!

 
 
(4)    Name: Lucky Boy
Gender: Male
Breed: Rough collie (shaven down)
Estimated Age: 9 years old
Colour: Blue merle
Sterilized: Yes
Background: Lucky Boy was abandoned at a shipyard in western Singapore, and the security guard asked the fosterer to take him away as he was being bullied by other dogs. Lucky Boy has been at his fosterer's place for a while but as the other dogs are more assertive, he gets pushed around a fair bit too. We are hoping that like his name, there will be someone who can adopt him and give him a quieter home environment to spend his golden years.



We hope to be able to help these street dogs who deserve so much more, and it is only with your support that we can do this. Thank you.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Noah's Ark Coach Tour – Aug 16, 2014

Hello everyone!

We are pleased to announce our next coach tour of the year!

The lovely animals can’t wait to see you in person - the dogs are eager to be hugged and scratched, the cats ever-ready to greet you with their meows, and of course Starbucks (our most daring resident monkey) will be frequently reaching out her hand to obtain treats from you. Not forgetting, there's still Latte and Huggy, two of our other primate pals! You will also get up close and personal with our numerous horses and two ponies, they will not be shy to let you know that carrots and apples are their favourite foods! For the hutch of bunnies, they will trail you till you offer them chye sim and carrots (sparing amounts).

Every visit is an unforgettable experience for all our visitors, so we’ve been told! Why not come and experience it for yourself? We are pleased to inform you that our next coach tour will be held on:

August 16, 2014 (Saturday)

Hence, please register and reserve your seats early to avoid disappointment.

This tour is limited to 84 pax, so book your seats now! To register, please send an email to noahsarkcares@gmail.com, with the completed registration and payment details:

Passenger #1
Full name (as in passport):
Passport number:
Passport expiry date:
Date of birth (DDMMYY):
Nationality:
Gender:
Mobile number:

Passenger #2
Full name (as in passport):
Passport number:
Passport expiry date:
Date of birth (DDMMYY):
Nationality:
Gender:
Mobile number:

(so on and so forth)

PLEASE NOTE:
Incomplete details will NOT BE ENTERTAINED. Do take the extra time to double check ALL DETAILS here have been filled up.

Please note that seats will only be confirmed upon receipt of payment (you must have received an email acknowledgement from us). It costs just S$70/pax and this includes transport to and fro plus a yummy dinner. Please inform us should you have special dietary requirements. We will do our best to accommodate you.

Itinerary for the day tour:

Please be at Boon Lay MRT Passenger Pick-Up Point at 1.30pm sharp as attendance needs to be taken. Transport to and fro is from the Boon Lay Passenger Pick up point, i.e. Boon Lay MRT. It is at the same side as the interchange where many bicycles are parked.



2.00pm - Depart Boon Lay for NANAS
3.30pm - Arrive at the Sanctuary
5.30pm - Depart NANAS for Dinner
6.00pm - Time for Dinner!
7.30pm - Depart for Singapore

Modes of payment:

1. Cheque. Please issue your cheque to "Noah's Ark CARES" and send it to 42 Cairnhill Road, #02-01, S (229661). Please write on the back of the cheque "August 2014 Coach Tour".

2. Alternatively you can do an ATM transfer or Internet Banking to our any of our 2 Bank accounts:

For transfer to DBS BANK:
Bank: DBS
Account type: DBS CURRENT
Acct number: 012-900823-0
Acct name: Noah's Ark CARES
Branch Code: 012
Bank Code: 7171

For transfer to OCBC BANK:
Bank: OCBC Bank (OCBCSGSG)
Acct No: 501-827745-001
Acct Name: Noah's Ark Companion Animal Rescue & Edn Society
Branch: OCBC Head Office
Branch Code: 501
Bank Code: 7339

** After the successful TT, kindly email us the following details for our accounting purposes:
Name:
Bank:
Date:
Ref:
Amount:

PLEASE NOTE:
Incomplete details will NOT BE ENTERTAINED. Do take the extra 5mins to double check ALL DETAILS here have been filled up (applies to Ibanking ONLY).

**Please note the following terms & conditions;

1) There will be no refund if you do not show up on that day, irregardless of the weather. The money will be taken as a donation to the animals of Noah's Ark. Thank you.
2) We are also unable to cancel your registration once payment has been made, seek your kind understanding in this.
3) Substitutes are acceptable, but only one change of name/person is allowed and it must occur at least one week before the departure date.
4) Children below eight 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.

We look forward to seeing you soon at NANAS!

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