Monday, June 8, 2009

Charity Event for Animal Shelters - BENEFUL, 14th June

Dear readers,

We're into the 2nd week of the June holidays and we have more events lined up for the month!

We are pleased to inform you that Noah's Ark CARES has been invited to participate in a charity event for animal shelters during the second week of June!

Event Poster

What: Bark in the Park with BENEFUL

Where: Fort Canning Park

Date: 14 June 2009, Sunday

Time: 10am-7pm

This event is organized by BENEFUL (Purina Pet Food) and supported by sponsors. It will be a full day fun fair event for dogs and open to all members of the public.

Map of the area

The highlights will include busking acoustic musicians who will be charming the crowds, dog shows, dog demonstrations and booths by BENEFUL. Do keep an eye out for the main BENEFUL booth and a booth selling food and beverages to sustain your stomachs! Also for your doggies...there will also be a dog grooming and massage booth set up specially for them. Wow, doesn't it all sound great?

Come on down to support Noah's Ark and drop by our booth to purchase some of our merchandise or just to have a day of fun with your pets! We'll be more than happy to meet and chat with all of you :D

See you there!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Jolie's Tale

Hi everyone, my name is Jolie and I grew up in an industrial estate in Jurong. My home used to be a factory and my benefactors were Yati, Denise and Alan.

I remember I had a very happy childhood. Yati and Denise, my lovely ladies and Alan, my handsome gentleman, never failed to play and feed me everyday. It was a very happy and perfect world to a puppy who never saw outside the confines of the factory! Although there were no beds or the comforts of a proper home, the factory was the whole worldI knew. The only family I had was Yati, Denise and Alan but that was more than enough for me.

One fateful day, (May 11, 2009-yes I still remember the date!) my life took a turn for the worst. A lorry had knocked me down and rolled over my left front leg, causing it to be immobile as the nerves there were dead. My three friends rushed me to a vet at Clementi. The vet on duty, Dr. Heng, took one look at me and immediately decided to perform an operation to amputate my front left leg. In total, two surgeries were performed on me and the pain I experienced was unbearable.

Kelly, a kind young girl, posing with Jolie a week after surgery.

When my three friends came to visit me during my recovery, I tried very hard to be brave. Yet it was seemingly impossible as the pain tore my composure and I was very upset that my friends had to see me in such a state. I wanted them to see me like I was before-a happy, playful little puppy. Still, all I could do was lie down and look at them sadly. I was very happy to see them and by that time, I had forgotten the trauma of the accident but I couldn't move too much yet.

After a few days, my wound healed and I realised I was missing a front leg. I couldn't understand why I was unable to stand up! However, the wonderful staff at the vet propped me up as I learnt how to walk again. Slowly as the days went by, I began to learn how to balance and eventually take small steps on my own. The patience, encouragement and care the staff showered on me gave me the confidence and determination to walk again. I understood I also had to accept the predicament I was in and move on in life. "This, too, shall pass" soon became my motto.

Soon, I began to take daily walks outside and even the chance to bask in the sun! I watched with gratefulness the beauty of nature and all its surroundings. The staff of the clinic allowed me to wander in the clinic and it was a thrill for me as I got to meet many dogs and cats who were there for treatment. The owners too, were extremely impressed I could walk so well on three legs. Pats and strokes were plentiful. I felt extremely loved and proud of myself :D

As I write this in my new home, I look back with a smile at how lucky I am to have my three friends - Yati, Denise and Alan. They were the ones who saved my life. My gratefulness also extends to Dr. Heng and her staff for the successful operation and the after care they graciously extended to me. Lastly, I would like to thank my new owner for accepting me into their family. I have been named after Angelina Jolie, the gorgeous American actress who's also known for having a heart of gold and having great strength. I will grow up to be just like her!

A last thought before I rest. Sometimes when you've hit rock bottom, the only way to go is up. With the help and love from others, that's exactly what I did! So if you are ever feeling down, do remember the plight I was in. Most importantly, think of how I managed to move on with my life. If I can be strong willed, so can you!

Love always,

Monday, June 1, 2009

CLUBPETS Carnival @ D’Kranji Farm Resort - 6th & 7th June

Dear readers,

June will be a very very busy month for us! First up, we have:

What: CLUBPETS Magazine has invited Noah’s Ark to participate in the CLUBPETS Carnival 2009. Expect lots of entertaining competitions, exciting game booths, magic shows, food and drink kiosks, and fantastic prize giveaways conducted by CLUBPETS during the first weekend of June.

Who: We, Noah’s Ark CARES have been invited to take part in this exciting event! We’ll be hard at work, manning our booth and doing our part to raise funds for the animals. Come lend your support by visiting our booth and purchasing our merchandise. We have stainless steel accessories, Noah’s Ark t-shirts, polo shirts, luggage tags, memo pads, A4 folders and post-it notes for sale.

When: Mark down 6 & 7 June on your calendars and come down anytime from 10am to 6pm to join us. How about coming down on both days? :P

Where: D’Kranji Farm Resort is located at 10 Neo Tiew Lane 2. For more information, please visit for driving directions, or hop on to their free Shuttle Bus at Yew Tee MRT Station.

More information provided by CLUBPETS: Join us over the weekend and loosen up during the June school holidays. Other than participating in the competitions and other activities like magic shows and drawing competitions, visitors can also enjoy the facilities at D’Kranji Farm Resort, such as their relaxing air-conditioned villas, an actual rice and corn plantation, Spa facilities and the very popular seafood restaurant.

Don't forget to come down and enjoy this 1st June holiday weekend with your family and friends!

Beneficiary of Animal Merchandise :)

Noah's Ark CARES Supporters