Monday, December 27, 2010

Charity Sneak Preview of "Kinako: Police Dog Dream"

This year, Noah's Ark CARES is pleased to announce its third-year-running Movie Screening. The show that will grace the screen this year would be "Kinako: Police Dog Dream" and you, yes you, are invited to join us for a special screening on the 4th of January 2011 (Tuesday). For a short synopsis, continue reading on!

Movie Synopsis

A Japanese movie which was inspired by the true story of a dog who failed her police dog test 5 times in a row, the film stars 18-year-old model/actress Kaho as Kyoko, an aspiring police dog trainer who wants to follow in her late father’s footsteps. She instantly feels a connection with newborn puppy Kinako, who was initially bred to be a good police dog but ended up being the runt of the litter and the least athletic of all her brothers and sisters. In spite of this, Kyoko is taken with her new training partner and spends her time trying to get the uncoordinated Kinako to make even one jump. Over time, Kyoko begins to have doubts about whether Kinako will ever make it as a police dog and considers letting her lead a different type of life.

Watch the trailer here: (in Chinese/Japanese, full trailer) (English subtitles, 40 second snippet)

Movie details:

Date: 4 Jan, Tuesday
Venue: GV Vivo City
Time: 7pm
Approx screen time: 113 mins
Ticket price: $50 (includes a complimentary combo set comprising popcorn and drink + goodie bag)
How to book: Please go to and reserve your seats today! Once you select Vivocity in the drop down box, click on the time and choose your seat!

A special thank you to the following sponsors who have made it possible.

1. Golden Village
2. Hall sponsorship: GL
3. Popcorn/drink combo: YG
4. Goodie bag items generously sponsored by the following:

100% of the proceeds will go towards the maintaining of the 1000 animals that live in our sanctuary in Malaysia. Some of the funds will also be diverted towards PID, Project Industrial Dogs as we strive to make Singapore stray free. For more information on either, please visit our blog at

Here we present some of the cases we have come across this past 2010. These are just a few of the animals which will benefit from your support. All of them are now residing comfortably at Noah's Ark, not needing to worry about their food or having a roof over their heads. They even have large fields and a pond to call their own!

Bruno ,
Bruno suffered from a badly infected ear that had maggots in it due to the wound being untreated. He was an Industrial dog, and Industrial dogs suffer from such dangers because they fight over territory and food. However, Bruno has since moved to Noah's Ark and is happily living there.

Marmite was abandoned right in front of our sanctuary. She was emaciated and extremely fearful of humans, resulting in aggressive behaviour. Today, she has gradually learned to trust humans and is now of a healthy weight.

(Note: We are still looking for a family to adopt on the M'sian end her but we are unsure of the adoption chances.)

Scarlet, full story to be released in early 2011.
Scarlet was rescued just a few weeks ago with a huge, gaping wound to her small body. She was just a puppy. Her sister, Charley was also rescued because she was found immobilized by mud. We are unsure of their origins as they were discovered scampering about in the field in front of our sanctuary.

Berry, full story to be released in early 2011.
Struck down by a car, Berry was an injured monkey lying by the side of the road, waiting to die till Raymund found him. It grabbed Raymund's hand as if imploring Raymund to save his life. Part of his tail and his leg had to be amputated due to gangrene, but Berry is slowly recovering and learning how to move about despite his disability.

These are just a few of the many stories that we have. You can browse through our blog articles and read all about our rescue work and the sanctuary. If you've not visited us, you should! As for those who have visited, we look forward to seeing you again at our tour, scheduled for March 2011.

Once again, thank you for your continous support and generosity. No words will ever be enough, but one thing is for sure: without each and everyone of you, Noah's Ark will not be here where it is today.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A dog's Christmas prayer

Tis the night before Christmas and all through the town
every shelter is full, we are lost, but not found,

Our numbers are hung on our kennels so bare,
we hope every minute that someone will care,

They’ll come to adopt us and give us a call,
“Come here, Max and Sparkie – come and fetch your new ball!!”

But now we sit here and think of the days
we were treated so fondly – we had cute baby ways,

Once we were little, then we grew and we grew,
now we are no longer young and we’re no longer new.

So out of the back door we were thrown like trash,
they reacted so quickly – why were they so rash?

We “jump on the children” ; “ don’t come when they call”;
we “bark when they leave us”, climb all over the wall.

We should have been neutered, we should have been spayed,
now we suffer the consequences of the error THEY made.

If only they trained us, if only we knew..
we would have done what they asked us and worshipped them too.

We were left in the backyard, or worse – let to roam –
now we’re tired and lonely and out of a home.

They dropped us here and kiss us goodbye…
“Maybe someone else will give you a try”.

So now here we are all confused and alone..
in a shelter with others who long for a home.

The kind workers come through with a meal and a pat,
with so many to care for, they can’t stay for a chat.

They move to the next kennel, giving all of us cheer..
we know they wonder how long we will be here.

We lay down to sleep and sweet dreams fill our heads..
of a home filled with love, and our very own cozy beds..

Then we wake to see sad eyes brimming with tears –
our friends filled with emptiness, worry and fear.

If you can’t adopt us and no room at the inn,
could you help with the food bills and fill our bin?

We count on your kindness, each day of the year –
can you give hope to everyone here?

Please make a donation to pay for the heat..
and help us get something special to eat..

The shelter that cares for us want us to live
and more of us will, if more people will give.

- Author unknown
Article found at

Monday, December 13, 2010

Would you be able to give us a home?

As Christmas rolls around,
The number of strays still abound.
With the spirit of love and giving in the air,
Would you have some to share?

We are the lucky few,
4 legged companions who will stick to you like glue.
We promise we'll be loving and loyal companions.
Save us from roaming the streets in hopeless oblivion.

If you have space in your home,
and a heart thats as big as a dome,
in you our lives we entrust,
we hope you'll consider one of us.
(written by aj)


Gender : Male
Age : Born September 2009
Breed : Mongrel
HDB Approved : No
Sterilized : No (cannot be)
Background : Rescued from streets
Adoption Fee : $120 (covers 2 vaccinations and microchipping)

A confident dog. Need to avoid getting deeply cut/ scratched.


Gender : Male
Age : Born September 2009
Breed : Mongrel
HDB Approved : No
Sterilized : No (cannot be)
Background : Rescued from streets
Adoption Fee : $120 (covers 2 vaccinations and microchipping)

Takes longer to warm up to people. Need to avoid getting deeply cut/ scratched.


Gender : Female
Age : 11 – 12 years old
Breed : Smooth coat chow chow
HDB Approved : No
Sterilized : No (due to age)
Background : Abandoned, redeemed from SPCA
Adoption Fee : $120 (covers 1 vaccination and microchipping)

A gentle old lady who is in perfect health. Loves her long walks.


Gender : Female
Age : 2 years old
Breed : Mongrel
HDB Approved : No
Sterilized : Yes
Background : Rescued from irresponsible owner
Adoption Fee : $220 (covers vaccination, sterilization and microchipping)

A young and playful. Pretty-looking girl.

Interested parties to write in to, including but not limited to an introduction of yourself and your family, and experience in keeping dog/s. Anyone below the age of 21 years old who is interested, please get your parents to write in instead, but don't forget to convince them first (:

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas time, oh christmas sales!

Dear friends, readers and supporters,

Many are unaware that Noah's Ark has merchandise available for sale until they meet us at roadshows. Just a quick note, selling merchandise is part of our fund raising effort to raise money to fulfill our mission of providing a safe and secure home for our animal friends so that they can live out their life in dignity. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of merchandise goes to the upkeep of the many animals at our sanctuary.

Christmas is a time of giving and sharing. Why not do your Christmas shopping with us this year? Purchase some Noah’s Ark merchandise for your friends & family, and in the process help give abandoned and unwanted animals a second chance in life.

1) Blank greeting cards (pack of 5, random designs, 14 designs to collect in total!)
Cost: One pack for $10, Two packs for $18

2) Tshirts

Noah's Ark Puppy Tee
Colour of Tee: White
Material: Cotton
Adults: S
Kids: 28, 30 and 34
Cost: $15 (adults), $10 (kids)

Front of Tshirt

Back of Tshirt

4 Animals Tee
Colour of Tee: Orange/White/Red/Yellow
Material: Dri Fit
Adults: XS (white only)
Kids: 28 and 30
Cost: $15 (adults), $10 (kids)


3) Noah’s Ark Calendar - $10 each

Fantastic Christmas presents, especially for those gift exchanges and secret santas! Everyone needs a calendar for their office desk. Brighten it up with our happy animals as you flip through the months! There are boxes for you to write appointments and special dates in. Not many left, so do hurry.

4) Noah’s Ark Note Book
1 for $5, 2 for $8

Cover page of the notebook - Let your imagination run free!

Blank coloured pages inside - Orange, Blue, Yellow, Green. Somehow, this arrangement does look like the Windows logo?

5) Noah’s Ark Post-Its
- One for $2, Two for $3

6) Notepad - $3 each
Inside pages are lined and yellow in colour.

7) Romancing History & Art - $40

One Book: “Romancing History & Art”, written by Lai Choi Kuen, featuring a collection of unique jewellery designed by Choi, will be launched at Tea. The jewellery pieces were created using antique Chinese miniature works of art.

We have some stock of these books that have been kindly donated by the author. At $40 per book, 100% of the proceeds will go towards Noah's Ark.

Please email us a list of items you would like to purchase and we'll check and arrange with the stock accordingly. All payment details are provided at the top of the column on the right. No words can thank you enough for contributing to and supporting our cause.

On behalf of the 800 dogs, 300 cats, 5 horses and many other animals at Noah's Ark, we thank you for your generosity and kindness.

Have a smashing Christmas!

Friday, December 3, 2010


Our founder Raymund was on his way back to the sanctuary one afternoon when he saw a shopping bag with movement just outside the main road to NANAS. His initial thought was that it might be rats, but he sensed something was amiss when he saw two black and tan grown dogs, one male and one female, lurking around not far away from there. He has never seen those two dogs before and wondered where they came from.

Raymund’s curiosity got the better of him and he sent his workers to check out what was inside the bag. To their astonishment, they found four puppies inside! The workers actually saw the two grown dogs too when they were reaching the place where the bag was, but the two dogs ran off before the workers could grab hold of them. Upon seeing the puppies, the workers realized that the two dogs were most likely their parents, and that the entire family was dumped heartlessly just at the side of a busy road, cast out like trash.

The four puppies were all black and tan, with three barely 5-week old puppies from the same litter and another 3 month old puppy together in the same shopping bag. As expected, the three 5-week old puppies were all female. It is not uncommon to hear of people keeping only the males in a litter and getting rid of the females, as they do not want to spend money on sterilization or some of them do not even know what sterilization is. However, the bigger puppy was a male. Where did he come from and why was he dumped together with them? We will never know.

How could someone bear to put them in a shopping bag, and what's more, under the hot sun? Did the culprit assume that someone would pick them up? What if Raymund had not gone back to the sanctuary that fateful afternoon and missed them, wouldn’t the heat or suffocation have killed them? Even if they managed to escape from the bag, they would probably become roadkill. They are a litter of living things, but definitely not litter.

Hence, Raymund and his workers cleaned them up, and the bigger puppy was kept aside to be given a check-up. The three female puppies were fed milk and they slept soundly immediately after mealtime. The little sweeties were dreaming during their sleep, whining and twitching their limbs as though they were playing or running! Small as they were, they were smart enough not to pee in their basket. They sleepily crawled out and did their business on the newspaper before stumbling back into the basket again.

The girls are a pretty lot, but so is the boy. The boy has a sweet face and a docked tail, high chance of him being an owned pet. His big ears make him look extremely adorable! Who in the world, could bear to throw them away?

Just less than two weeks later, there was yet another female dog, dumped right at the doorstep of NANAS. What have become of pet owners nowadays? Coincidentally, she is black and tan too. She is estimated to be about seven years old, and already sterilized. She is too sweet to be true, docile, gentle and friendly even to strangers, which makes our hearts ache even more.

We are appealing for milk powder for the puppies, to ensure they grow up strong and healthy, in the hopes that they can get adopted down the road. We are also looking for sponsors to support their stay at the sanctuary as well as the black and tan female dog – will you like to make the difference in their lives? Please email us at if you:

1. Have milk powder to spare. We will arrange to pick it up from you. Please leave us your name, contact number and amount of milk powder you have so we can arrange for appropriate transport.

2. Can sponsor one, two or even three of such dogs. Our bank details are located on the right hand column of the blog. If you can contribute in any way, please let us know! We’ll be glad to hear from you.

Beneficiary of Animal Merchandise :)

Noah's Ark CARES Supporters