Thursday, July 28, 2011
Visit http://petsforlife.com.sg/ for more details on forms, artworks accepted and other details!
Good luck! :)
Saturday, July 23, 2011
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Their products are absolutely yummy and I'm sure our 800 dogs and 400 cats at Noah's Ark will get to lay their paws on it very soon! Even our volunteers couldn't help but take a photo with T-bone, the official mascot!
Noah's Ark would like to thank the public, friends and supporters for being willing models for this campaign. Most importantly, a big thank you to WISHBONE!
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Thursday, July 14, 2011
We visited the brothers about thrice a week for the past 2 weeks, and through constant interaction, Young Ng has started to open up to us slowly. Young Ng is exactly seventy this year, with Old Ng being one year older. Their parents used to own a provision shop under the block but when the shop was taken back by the government, they were offered priority to get this current flat at about $30,000. That was a good thirty plus years ago and the brothers slowly paid for the flat with their CPF contributions.
Both of them used to work in PUB – Old Ng in human resource and Young Ng a technician assistant. Young Ng retired in year 2003 and he tried looking for another job thereafter but was unsuccessful. The brothers lived on their CPF withdrawals until about two years ago. Both of them have had operations within the last couple of years and being older folks with no medical insurance, the medical bills ate into their meager savings. Since then, they have been surviving on the GST offset packages plus a three hundred dollars monthly payout from an investment plan which old Ng took up many years back when he was still working. If not for this investment plan, they might not even have food on their table now.
To add insult to injury, they once paid a contractor close to two thousand dollars to replace the windows in the house but the contractor absconded with the money! Young Ng pursued the matter and was advised he needed to pay an additional five hundred dollars to track the contractor down so he had no choice but to drop the case unwillingly. We tried asking more like whom he sought help from and such but he was unable to furnish us with the details and he can only vaguely remember the incident from a few years ago though it was a painful lesson learnt.
Because of the monthly payout from the investment plan and the four room flat as an asset, they have never attempted to apply for social welfare help before, neither did they know how to. Their parents and siblings have all passed on, and when we asked about their relatives or friends, young Ng just softly answered “no more” in Mandarin. We refrained from probing more, as from the looks of it, it seems that they kept to themselves but at least they still have each other for now.
Young Ng also told us, their mother was a cat lover and they have always had cats in their house. The brothers had a previous batch of about eleven cats which they had to send for boarding close to a decade back. They have constantly up kept their cats monthly fees at the boarding place and with only two cats left there now, the boarding place is kind enough to have stopped asking them to pay. Young Ng still visits the cats once in a while when his knee allows him.
During our trips to their place, we brought in some necessary items for them like sleeping bags, an additional fan, a reclining chair, straw mats and most importantly, cat litter trays and cat food. The chair is for Young Ng, who sleeps with his head rested on the dining table in the living room because of the cats. The cats fight at times during the night and he can stop them immediately if so to avoid disturbing the neighbours.
The cat litter trays helps a great deal in absorbing the smell of the cat discharge, and the cats are slowly learning to use them, even the kittens. However, we realized there are more cats than initially counted. We have already taken out 10 kittens and 2 more will be removed soon. Unfortunately, there were a few other kittens who did not survive. Four kittens have already been kindly adopted and we are looking for fosterers/adopters for the rest of them. The adult cats are up for adoption too. If you have the space for one or two more feline members in your heart and house, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
As for the adult cats, we have already taken out 17 of them. All the above have been sterilized, microchipped and vaccinated. Some of them were treated for various medical conditions. They are being boarded together now and the rest of the cats still in the house will join them shortly after their vet checkups. The cats are actually quite skittish and they hide in many different areas of the house. We estimate there are still about 15-20 cats left, which brings the total number of adult cats up to about 35 - 40!
Minor cleaning has already been done by a small group and we thank many who have volunteered to help with the cleaning. A list of furniture has also been collated but we can only bring anything new/additional in after the renovation. We are in the midst of finalizing the renovation plan with the contractors and hope to be able to start work soon. A few non-profit organizations have actually taken the initiative to link up with us and offer assistance to the brothers and we are glad to update everyone that everything is progressing well.
We will update again in due course when more works have been done and we are sincerely thankful to each and every one of you out there who contributed money, time, effort and items, or even shared this story, for every bit of help helps. ☺
Friday, July 8, 2011
Before I start, I want to thank everyone who came for our previous tour! The animals were elated that they were showered with much love and attention. The dogs were hugged, scratched and patted, the cats were cuddled and the horses enjoyed their fill of apples and carrots. The rabbits hopped with joy and the guinea pigs squeaked with excitement at the sight of goodies like chye sim, apples, and carrots our visitors brought. Even Starbuck, our darling monkey, could not wait to pick his treats from your hands! Can you imagine that up close and personal experience with all the animals at the sanctuary?
We are pleased to inform you that our next public tour will be held on Saturday, 30th July. Please register and reserve your seats early to avoid disappointment.
To register, please send an email to email@example.com, with the registration & payment details:
Full name (as in passport):
Passport expiry date:
Date of birth (DDMMYY):
Full name (as in passport):
Passport expiry date:
Date of birth (DDMMYY):
(so on and so forth)
Incomplete details will NOT BE ENTERTAINED. Do take the extra 5mins to double check ALL DETAILS here have been filled up.
Please note that seats will only be confirmed upon receipt of payment. It costs just S$60/pax and this includes transport to and fro plus a yummy dinner. Please inform us should you have special dietary requirements. We will do our best to accommodate you.
Itinerary for the day tour:
Please be at Boon Lay MRT Passenger Pick-Up Point at 1.30pm as attendance needs to be taken. Transport to and fro is 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.
2.00 pm - Depart Boon Lay for Noah's Ark
3.30 pm - Arrive at the Sanctuary
5.30 pm - Depart Noah's Ark for Dinner
6.00 pm - Time for dinner!
7.30pm - Depart for Singapore
This tour is limited to 43 pax, so book your seats now!
Modes of payment:
1. Cheque. Please issue your cheque to "Noah's Ark CARES" and send it to 42 Cairnhill Road, #02-01, S (229661). Please write on the back of the cheque "July 2011 Tour".
2. Alternatively you can do an 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
** After the successful TT, kindly email us the following details for our accounting purposes:
Incomplete details will NOT BE ENTERTAINED. Do take the extra 5mins to double check ALL DETAILS here have been filled up (applies to Ibanking ONLY).
**Please note the following terms & conditions;
1) There will be no refund if you do not show up on that day. The money will be taken as a donation 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 1 week before the departure date.
3) Children below 5 years old are not advised to visit unless they have no fear of being surrounded by many dogs at one time. Parents/Guardians will have to be responsible for their children/ward at the sanctuary.
We look forward to seeing you soon at Noah's Ark!
Noah's Ark Volunteers
Look for us on facebook: Noah's Ark CARES (Official Group)
Friday, July 1, 2011
Dear Friends and Supporters of Noah's Ark,
After last year's successful donation drives, Noah's Ark CARES is privileged to partner with Pets' Station once again for our food donation drive. The event kicks off today, 1 July and ends on 31 July 2011. We are absolutely ecstatic and grateful for their continuous support.
Noah's Ark animals definitely have something to rejoice about as more yummy food coming their way! The food runs out faster than you can imagine at the sanctuary.
For this drive, Pets' Station will be offering a total of 9 items that supporters can choose to purchase during this period. They are:
- Canine Gourmet Beef/Veal 680g
- Canine Gourmet Chicken/Turkey 680g
- Sportmix Ori Cat food 15kg (33lbs)
- Sportmix Lame/Rice 18.18kg
- Sportmix High Energy Mini Chunk 20kg
- Friskies Ocean Fish 400g
- Friskies Mackerel 400g
- Friskies Sar/Squid 400g
- Friskies Seafood Platter 400g
For every item purchased, Pets' Station will be donating the same item to Noah's Ark, one-for-one. More details can be found at their website at www.petsstation.com.sg.
To make your food donation, there are 2 ways you can do it.
1. To do it online, please go http://www.petsstation.com.sg/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.browse&category_id=180&Itemid=66&vmcchk=1&Itemid=87 and to view the items available and select the food you want to donate accordingly.
2. You can also go to any of their nine outlets which are located at Causeway Point, Compass Point, Frankel Avenue, Holland Village, Jurong West, Tampines Central 1, Tiong Bahru, Serangoon Gardens and Serangoon North Ave.
The donated food will be stored at Pets Stations' warehouse and our volunteers will arrange to collect the food items and bring them to Noah's Ark.
What we need to feed 1,000 animals at the animal sanctuary:
Dog Dry Food - 17 bags a day or 306kg a day
Dog Tin Food - 1 carton a day or 700gm x 24 cans = 16.8kg
Cat Dry Food - 1 bag a day or 23kg a day
Cat Tin Food - 10 cans a day or 400gm x 10 cans = 4kg
Cat Litter - S$1,200/- a month
This donation food drive is held only during this month. Do tell your friends about and help feed our animals. On behalf of the animals, we appreciate your continuing support and generosity!!