Sunday, January 18, 2015

Volunteers/Adopters Needed - As Always

Puppies - we always have puppies up for adoption as well as adult dogs. But they are - unlike those at pet shops/breeders that people will pay a few hundreds or thousands for each - not of any pedigree breed. They are mainly mongrels. We are often asked, where do all these so-called stray puppies come from? From the unsterilized street dogs we have not been able to catch – they who avoid us like plague, who will only come out to grab the packet of food and run for their lives the minute we take one small step forward. Some will wag their tails from afar if we are lucky, others will just hide in one corner and wait for you to go off before emerging from their hiding area. Nonetheless, how can we bear to starve them? All they ask for, is food.



 
 

Project Industrial Dogs (PID) has been constantly on-going for years, whether we update about it or not. Over months and years, the street babies can easily recognize the sound of our car engines. So much so that when we change vehicles, we have to resort to repeatedly calling their names or nicknames for them to come out. Otherwise, rain or shine, they will be faithfully waiting at their factory gate or by the roadside greeting us. Needless to say, we try not to drive past when it’s not feeding day!

 
We are recently helping to rehome three puppies and thankfully, they are on the good-looking side and we hope we can find them homes soonest. Teddy and Snuggles (both boys) are still up for adoption and they are non-HDB approved. Do drop us a note if you can give them a permanent home.


This batch of puppies are lucky enough they do not look like the “normal” brown, black or black and tan mongrels we often see. Please do not be mistaken that we are biased or superficial, for many of our own volunteers have these brown, black or black and tan mongrels at home themselves as well. However, if the puppies do look better, it is much easier to get them adopted quickly. Some puppies/adult dogs might have excellent temperaments but they are often overlooked for looking too "ordinary". Reality is frank but harsh, though we hate to admit this. It takes a genuine dog lover to look past their looks and choose them as a lifelong companion according to their temperament.
 
The next question will be, why are these street females still not spayed then? We dare say we have put in our very best effort with trapping but still, some remain elusive. Even dog catchers have cases they have not been able to resolve. While we are no professionals, we have no qualms spending a few weekends just attempting to catch that one female, for we know it will change her life forever.
 
Noah's Ark are one of the few AWGs around that do the actual site work ourselves, so we do see for ourselves what is on the ground and what goes on beyond. We have often been asked to help other individual stray caregivers and we try our best to work with the practical humans. Sometimes, we get requests to "clear" an area and take in eight to ten dogs at one go. Due to complaints or moving of premises, many many reasons, valid or otherwise. Yes we do have a huge sanctuary NANAS over at JB behind us, which many see as a wonderful retirement sanctuary and/or one of the last few solutions out. But among us volunteers who have been caring for our own charges for so long, we also have to pick and choose who to send across the border as we cannot be overloading the sanctuary as well. NANAS has well over a thousand mouths to feed, and our debts run into five-digit figures monthly. It is not that easy to raise such a huge amount of money every month and we believe most AWGs are struggling like we do. Our founder Raymund often laments, “The sanctuary is a curse at times.” We know he might have said this in a fit of pique, but certainly with some truth within as well.
We are always in need of committed volunteers, who understand what we have been consistently doing and who genuinely want the better for the street animals. We are active both locally and in Malaysia, doing fundraising, education and rescue.
 
Noah’s Ark is a society caring for 600 dogs, 300 cats, 10 horses and many other small animals – please let us know how you can help the animals at the sanctuary. You may contribute your skills and assistance in the following locally:
      designer
      writer
      videographer
      photographer
     stray caregiving/feeding which entails trapping and site work also (which you might get extremely dirty with)
      fosterers for rescued dogs/cats
      roadshow volunteers
      sale of Noah’s Ark annual calendars
      sale of merchandise
      let us know any other way/s you can help the animals

90% of the animals at the sanctuary have no caregivers – they were given up, abandoned, abused by their ex-owners - the animals need all the help they can get from you to help care for them.

If you will sincerely like to join us to be part of our team, please drop us an email at noahsarkcares@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you! :)

Monday, December 22, 2014

Newsletter December 2014: Merry Christmas from Noah's Ark CARES

Merry Christmas from Noah's Ark 
 

Dear Friends of Noah's Ark,
 
As 2014 draws to a close and with the upcoming Christmas celebrations, we would like to wish our loyal supporters season greetings and express our heartfelt thanks for their continued commitment to the sanctuary and its many residents.
 
To herald the animals' festive season, we are launching the "Ark of Giving" which is to grant our 600 dogs, 300 cats, 10 horses, 4 monkeys and other small animals their Christmas wishes.
 
If you would like to be part of their festive giving, these are some of their items on their wish list.
 
Christmas cookies
The Barkery, our ever loyal  supporter has offered to organise a "Christmas For The Shelter Dogs" in support of the dogs at Noah's Ark till 31 December 2014. 
 
They will be baking cookies for our dogs. If you wish to contribute to their party - the costs of the cookies are as follows:
(a) 500 g of cookies for $25 
(b) 1 kg of cookies for $48
 
Do help to bring the festive cheer to the dogs at Noah's Ark . In addition 25% of all sales proceeds will be donated to the various animal welfare organisations all of whom are participating in this Christmas drive.  To place your orders please click here
 
Supplements
There are also a number of geriatric cats and dogs residing in the sanctuary and they are in need of supplements to keep them fit and healthy.  
 
If you wish to contribute  to the purchase of their supplements, please email to Noah's Ark CARES.
 
Special diet for pets with medical needs

 
Many of the senior dogs and cats at the sanctuary also have special dietary needs. As such, we are appealing for a/d and k/d tin food.  a/d is required for nutritional support of pets recovering from serious illness, accident and surgery and k/d is for cats with kidney issues. Sadly these animals do require their clinical special diet for any quality of life.  To contribute towards the animals special diet, please email to Noah's Ark CARES
 
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Tin food donation drive
Similarly to boost the immune system of our sick dogs and cats that are recovering from surgery and medical aid, Kakato tin food is also needed. It costs $77 per carton for 24 tins. To place an order please email to Noah's Ark CARES.
Buy a gift of hay for the horses
For $50 you can buy a bale of hay to feed the horses.  Or you can donate on behalf of your friend as a Christmas Gift in their name.  To buy a bale of hay, please email to Noah's Ark CARES
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Pet Sponsorship

 
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Last but not least, we have our "Pet Sponsorship" program that enables people to sponsor an animal at Noah's Ark as a Christmas or Birthday gift for themselves or a friend. It would be an ideal gift for  people who love animals but are unable to adopt one. On confirmation of a sponsorship, the guardian will receive a certified photo of the pet and a letter describing the pet in greater detail and with its latest updates.  
 
We can safely say that for all our animals, it would be their best Christmas gift as it is a token of love from an animal lover to them.  Please click here to view the list of sponsored animals at the sanctuary and email your sponsorship from to Noah's Ark CARES
 
On behalf of all the animals at the sanctuary, we thank you once again for your continued support in bringing some Christmas cheer to them
 
Once again, may we wish everyone a Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year!
 
Best wishes.

 
Ms Chew Gek Hiang
President
Noah's Ark CARES
 
To contribute and support 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 it to the following accounts:
  
Bank: DBS
Account type: DBS Current
Account No: 012-900823-0
Account Name: Noah's Ark CARES
Branch Code: 012
Bank Code: 7171
Bank: OCBC Bank (OCBCSGSG)
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
Upon transferring, please send us an email in order for us to track and to acknowledge.

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