Friday, June 26, 2009
Over the years, Raymund has sacrificed much time and effort, essentially giving everything to Noah’s Ark. It is his life, his legacy and his steadfast passion which has made Noah’s Ark into one of the largest private animal shelters today.
For those who have not seen the beauty of Noah's Ark, this is a good opportunity for you to see what we are all about. It is also to help you understand the work we do and why we do it so passionately. Also, be sure to catch Lynda Goh – Vice President of Noah’s Ark - along with numerous other dedicated volunteers who have allocated a great portion of their time and effort in helping these animals who cannot help themselves. These volunteers faithfully visit Noah’s Ark every weekend to play with the dogs, cats, rabbits and horses that are housed there.
Supreme Master Television came down to interview Noah's Ark in January 2009. For more information on Supreme Master Television, please see http://suprememastertv.com/
The two clips are about 12 mins in total. We hope you enjoy them.
If you wish to see Noah's Ark for yourself, we urge you to come down and visit us on the 4 July! Looking forward to seeing you then :D
Saturday, June 13, 2009
This is Mr Zeus Mongrel, your new editor in chief. I would like to thank everyone who came for our tour in March 2009. The animals were elated that they were showered with much attention. The dogs had lots of pats, the cats curled around visitors and the horses enjoyed their apples and carrots.
Due to overwhelming response, many had to be turned away. This time round, be fast and sign up quickly! Please bring along your family, friends & colleagues! All are welcome!
Please reserve seats early to avoid disappointment. To register, please send email to email@example.com with the following subject: TOUR TO NOAH'S ARK: 4 JULY.
Don't forget to indicate the number of seats to be reserved! You must include: your Name as in Passport, Date-of-Birth, Nationality, Passport No. and Expiry Date. Please do not forget to include your other friends' details as well. Kindly note that seats will only be confirmed upon receipt of payment. It costs just S$60/pax and this includes transport to and from, plus a yummy seafood dinner.
An important reminder, DO NOT FEED THE DOGS. As you enter the entrance of Noah’s Ark, please put all your dog food into the container provided. Our workers will feed the dogs on your behalf, as they will be better able to manage the dogs. Visitors seen feeding the dogs will be given warnings by our volunteers. Please understand, we appreciate your food donation, but with so many dogs around, dogs tend to snatch and we would like to avoid having the dogs get hurt in the process. Thank you for understanding.
The program would be as follows :
Please be @ Boon Lay MRT station at 1.30pm as attendance needs to be taken. Transport to and 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. Please see picture below:
2.00pm - Depart for Noah's Ark
4pm - Arrive at the Sanctuary
6pm - Time for dinner!
7.30pm - Depart for Singapore
This tour has been limited to 120 pax, so book your seats now! Please issue your cheques to "Noah's Ark CARES" and send them to 42 Cairnhill Road, #02-01, S (229661). Alternatively you can do a ATM transfer or Internet Banking to our any of our 2 Bank accounts:
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
For transfer to DBS BANK:
Account type: DBS CURRENT
Acct number: 012-900823-0
Acct name: Noah's Ark CARES
Branch Code: 012
Bank Code: 7171
**Please note the following terms & conditions:
1) There will be no refund if you do not show up on 4 July. The money will be donated to the animals of Noah's Ark. Thank you.
2) Substitutes are acceptable, but only one change of name/person is allowed and it must occur 2 weeks before 20th of June.
3) Children below 5 years old not advised to visit unless they have no fear of being surrounded by many dogs at one time.
After the successful TT, kindly give us the following details for our accounting purposes-
Till we meet again, adios!! I look forward to seeing you soon at Noah's Ark.
Paws and Licks,
Mr Zeus Mongrel
Monday, June 8, 2009
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!
What: Bark in the Park with BENEFUL
Where: Fort Canning Park
Date: 14 June 2009, Sunday
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.
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
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.
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!
Monday, June 1, 2009
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 www.dkranji.com.sg 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!