Sunday, March 29, 2015

Little Mandy for Adoption!

We had friends and supporters writing in to us asking how is the little girl. Well, our first response was: “Never been better!” Mandy is a fun-loving and playful little imp, pretty active for her age but very loving and attention seeking. On the greedy side but excellent temperament and her confidence is slowly building up!

As scheduled, we picked Mandy up from Madam C last week. We will say Madam C and family does love her but circumstances do not allow them to provide a suitable environment for Mandy. This is sadly their current living condition and the voluntary group “A Packet of Rice” who appealed for help to rehome Mandy is in the midst of gathering help to clean up their flat and let them move on with life thereafter. Madam C unwillingly bid farewell to Mandy as we took her away, and we gave Madam C our word that we will find a good home for Mandy.

Where Mandy stayed

Mandy getting excited on going out
Mandy’s poor skin condition due to improper diet and unsuitable living environment

We brought Mandy to a volunteer’s place to give her a groom and bath. She is a curious little girl and extremely responsive to her name. Her eyes are bright and soulful, and her little tail wags easily once excited. She is however, a thin and messy frame for now. She was no doubt scared but very co-operative throughout the entire grooming process.

Mandy looking around while we prepare to groom her

Nails that needed trimming
Badly matted fur


After grooming and a good bath
Extremely dirty ears

Mandy went to the vet a few days later and we did a medical checkup on her. She is not likely to be spayed but will need to put on some weight before undergoing the operation. The soft lump on her belly is an umbilical hernia which can easily be fixed during spaying. Her blood work is generally fine - though her kidney level is slightly above average but the vet advised there is no need to be alarmed for now. The vet prescribed some medication for her skin condition and Mandy is to return for a review in a month’s time.

Mandy at the vet

We need a permanent home for 8 year old Mandy now as this petite shih tzu is just being fostered at the moment. No doubt her fosterer loves her (from all the stuff she brought back for Mandy from the Pet Expo) but Mandy deserves a family of her own after all. She is certainly good with kids as Madam C has young children herself, and will certainly make a lovely addition to any family. To find out more about Mandy and adopting her, please email Thank you!

Mandy with lots of goodies!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Newsletter March 2015: News from Noah's Ark CARES

17 March 2015
Dear Friends of Noah's Ark
Our sanctuary in Malaysia will turn 15 this year. Although it seems as if it was just yesterday, time has not been so kind to it and its many residents.  Many of them have crossed over to Rainbow Bridge taking a little part of us with them.  I know I can speak for many of us who are grateful to Raymund for having the vision to dream of a stray free Singapore as well as of building an animal sanctuary for abused, abandoned and stray animals to support that goal.
It is very heartening to note that Singapore is moving towards that vision with respect to our stray cat population.  The decision to sterilize stray cats in Singapore so as to reduce the numbers culled has finally been reached by authorities.  Noah's Ark CARES's stand has always been that sterilization is the only humane way to reduce any stray population: previous efforts at stray sterilization have led to a 30% reduction in the number of stray cats collected last year by the authorities.
We at Noah's Ark CARES sincerely hope that in time this decision will be extended to our stray dog population in Singapore.  The recent proliferation of animal welfare groups concerned about Singapore strays is evidence that there is growing public awareness that a more humane way to reduce the stray population is needed.  We hope that this plea will not remain ignored for much longer.
Even whilst we applaud these tiny steps of progress, we know that the work for animal welfare is never done.  At Noah's Ark CARES we continue to work to maintain the sanctuary: that has in its short 15 years seen many upheavals.  At times it felt that we would not be able to survive the many crises, a few notable ones being the devastating floods in 2009, the financial crisis in 2007 which saw a sharp decline in financial support, the boundary issue which affected our clinic and several structures .  The challenges remain plenty and never ending.  Nevertheless we take courage from the trust our animals have in us and our many supporters.   Our animals know that we will never abandon them, that our promise to care for them till their last breath will not be broken.
Similarly, our efforts to educate people about the joys of adoption and responsible pet ownership must continue earnestly.  For it is through creating greater awareness that we will heighten public consciousness.  Hopefully, there will come a time when the need for a sanctuary becomes redundant, when each animal finds a loving forever home.
Till that time, we remain committed to running the sanctuary, knowing that it will continue to provide a home for the many abused and abandoned companion animals that we have taken upon ourselves to call family. 
Noah's Ark Fund Raising Dinner
To celebrate our 15th year in Pekan Nanas and 20 years in animal welfare we will be organzing a fund raising dinner on Friday, 3 July to enable Noah's Ark to continue at least another 20 years of its important and good work.
We would like to believe that our vision of a stray free Singapore and Malaysia will be closer to a reality then and our objectives finally reached. So if you too believe in this vision of a more humane society for animals and humans alike, consider supporting our fund raising dinner on 3 July - for our animals will always need your voice and support.
We look forward to seeing you at this dinner - so in anticipation of a large gathering ,we would like to record our thanks in advance to everyone for their continued support. We exist because of your beliefs.
Thank you.
Ms Chew Gek Hiang
Noah's Ark CARES  
Happenings at Noah's Ark
Noah's Ark Fund Raising Dinner: Friday, 3 July '15
Date:    Friday, 3 July '15Venue:  Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel
Time:    7.30 p.m.

Price of Tickets: $280 per ticket
                       $2,500 for 10 tickets/per table

Menu: Chinese meal
If you require a vegetarian meal, please inform the organisers.

Host: Actress/Singer Pam Oei, one-third of the Dim Sum Dollies will be hosting the event.

To purchase your tickets, please email to Noah's Ark CARES

For enquiries, please contact/whatsapp to 9199 6247.

In memory of Small Seng and Mandy needs help

Small Seng, a Springer Spaniel was living at a factory which he called home, one day the staff at the factory called us for help because Small Seng was restless and wasn't eating.  To read about his plight, please click here.

A few days ago, we attended to a compassionate case, Mandy, a Shihtzu - due to unforeseen circumstances, Mdm C was unable to care for the dog that she had to give her up.  Please click here to read Mandy's story.

If you would like to support Small Seng's and Mandy's medical aid, please email to Noah's Ark CARES.
Noah's Ark Tour: Saturday, 28 March '15
Meeting Point:  Boon Lay MRT
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Have you registered for your visit to Noah's Ark?  
If no, you may email to Noah's Ark CARES today.
For more details, please click here.
Shampoo and Food Drive by Rein Biotech  
For every bottle of shampoo or a carton of dog / cat tin food - Rein Biotech will contribute ONE for ONE.
Tin food is use for the old/sick dogs and cats to give them the appetite to eat and its also used to feed them their medication.

Please help us to feed the animals at Noah's Ark.

To place your order, please click here.

Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe (1 gallon) $117.50
Earthbath Eucalyptus & Peppermint (1 gallon) $101.65
Earthbath Tea Tree & Aloe Vera (1 gallon) $107.00

Dog tin food (1 carton / 390g each)

Zealandia Wild Brushtail $63.57
Zealandia Free Rang Venison $63.57
Zealandia Wild Kangaroo & Turkey $63.57
Zealandia King Salmon & Hoki $58.42
Zealandia Lamb $58.42
Cat tin food (1 carton / 185 g each)
Zealandia Wild Brushtail $83.46
Zealandia Free Rang Venison $83.46
Zealandia Wild Kangaroo & Turkey $83.46
Zealandia King Salmon & Hoki $83.46

Visiting vet students
During the vet students vacation in December '14 /January '15 - we had 6 students attached to Noah's Ark Animal Birth Control Clinic with the support and assistance from our Volunteer Vets from Singapore.

Please visit our blog to read about the students experience during their vacation.  Click here.

To find out more about Dillon and Kenneth's reflection during their 2 weeks attachment at the Ark please visit here.
In loving memory of Warrior
 On Sunday, 1 February, we lost a dear friend Sir Steadfast Warrior who fought a battle from his illness which the vet suspected that it was acute esophageal obstruction known as choke, swallowing disorders or uncommonly with congenital abnormalities of the upper airway.
Please click here to read our tribute to Warrior.
Pepi, Noah's Ark resident
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 to the following accounts.  
Upon transferring please send us and email 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 the latest happenings at Noah's Ark please visit our blogs and Facebook page at:
Noah's Ark Natural Animal Sanctuary

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The Grooming Table

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