Tuesday, August 30, 2016

We all love beautiful stories, don’t we? However..


We all love beautiful stories, don’t we? However, fairy tale endings are sadly not meant for everyone. It is important to stay sane and positive in this animal welfare line but we must also constantly remind ourselves to be practical, and do what is best for the dog (and not us).

In our years of rescues, this is probably one of the worst cases we have come across. We regret that we did not find out about him earlier, but at least he did not pass on slowly and painfully on the streets.

A stray caregiver notified us of this street dog needing urgent medical attention and for many days, we tried to pinpoint his exact location as well as get hold of the timings he would appear. After days of stalking and trying, we got him. Finally. He was a feisty boy, barking all the way from his “home” - a work-site to the vet clinic.

The diagnosis was no good. He had multiple lumps on his body and around his penis. They were cancerous lumps and his body, was in fact already shutting down. The biggest lump must have taken months to grow but no one knew and/or did anything, and he just suffered in silence. It was painful just looking at the lumps. At this point of time, it was already too late. We had to say goodbye to him, no matter how much more we wanted to do for him.

Each case brought to the vet clinic, whether treatable or not, will definitely run into hundreds of dollars at a minimum. If you will like to help us cover his medical bills/cremation, do email us at noahsarkcares@gmail.com. We definitely hope to be able to help more of them and more of the individual caregivers who have been struggling to care for them too. Thank you.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Noodles Special: Remember the pups which were orphaned at 7 days old?


Noodles Special:
Remember the pups which were orphaned at 7 days old? They are now ready to look for a home to call their own! The pups have very special "names" for differentiation but it's for the eventual adopter to change their names. They are fast learners :)

There are 3 females and 1 male so if you're ready for them too, please drop us a message with your name, age and any experience with pets to 9270 8612. We will appreciate it if you could get your family member or guardian to contact us if you're below the age of 21.

Breed: Mongrel/Singapore Special
Age: Close to 2 months old
Color: Brown
HDB-approved? The pups can not be assessed for Project Adore till they are 6 to 9 months old.

Meet Udon - female

Soba - female

Hokkien mee - female

Bak chor mee - male


29Aug16 Update:
https://www.facebook.com/noahsarkcares/videos/1324913167573843/ - Soba and Udon learning to sit for treats at 7 weeks old now. To adopt, please send your name, age and experience with dogs to 9270 8612!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Beauty.. is in the eyes of the beholder


Beauty.. is in the eyes of the beholder. A magnificant black and white big-boned girl, most dogs from Beauty's area on Jurong Island are easily 30kg dogs. She herself is already 27kg though she still needs to put on a bit of weight! Beauty is estimated to be slightly over three years old only, though she does look a bit aged probably due to the harsh conditions on the island.

Beauty has been hospitalized twice thus far, first time for complications during her spay surgery and a couple of weeks back, she was listless, running a high fever and had diahorrea from infection due to tick fever. We had a huge scare as there were initial suspicions of leptospirosis!

Beauty is now at a boarding place and we are looking for a fosterer/adopter for her. She does look a bit goofy but this smart girl has already attempted escapes a couple of times - both at the vet clinic and boarding place!

Email us at noahsarkcares@gmail.com if you will like to foster/adopt her, or if you can help with her medical bills. Thank you!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Official Announcement by Noah’s Ark CARES (Singapore)


16th August 2016

NA CARES is pleased to announce that it was granted Institute of Public Character Status (IPC) status on 8th August 2016.

This award is validation and confirmation of the hard work NA CARES has contributed to the Singapore community with respect to animal welfare.

We would like to thank all our supporters, volunteers and members for believing in our cause and helping us achieve this amazing milestone.

We will continue with our Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) projects, both on mainland Singapore and in Jurong Island. We have always maintained that TNR is the only humane way to control any stray population. We will continue to work hand in hand to support our caregivers in maintaining their charges both in terms of food and medical care, and rehoming efforts whenever possible. CARES because we do and we remain committed to every one of them.

From 8th August 2016, any cash donations made to Noah’s Ark CARES towards the welfare of the animals we minister to, will be granted tax exemption of 2.5 times the amount. To qualify for this exemption, all persons or corporates will have to provide their names and tax reference numbers (IC number for persons) to NA CARES if they wish to claim tax deductions on their donations. For further elaboration and clarification please do check the FAQs on donations and tax deductions on the IRAS website.

Thank you once again for helping us help our homeless animals – we exist because of your support and belief in our work.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Bottle - with his head stuck in a container!


What a day! While most of us are comfortably gathered at home or at the National Stadium to watch the National Day Parade, our caregivers for JIP (Jurong Island Project) have been working under the merciless sun as usual taking care of the dogs like on any other day. Together with SOSD Singapore, we are still trying our best to sterilize the dogs on this restricted island.

This handsome little boy had his head stuck in a plastic container for three whole days! He scooted out ...of sight very quickly during the past two days but earlier today, he was spotted once again and a few caregivers managed to corner him under a fallen tree trunk and pulled him out.

Now after some food and water, he is quietly lying down in a corner resting. The poor boy must have been badly shaken by this freak incident when all he might have wanted, was some food. And his name? We named him.. Bottle. :D

We are always in need of fosterers and/or adopters. If you can spare some space in your home and heart, please email us at noahsarkcares@gmail.com. Kindly note that the fostering period will have to be a minimum of one to two months as we will not want to move the dogs around as much as possible. Thank you!

As we celebrate the nation’s birthday today..


As we celebrate the nation’s birthday today, we will definitely like to bring you a happier story. Though there is still much room for improvement on the aspect of animal welfare locally, there are always people who care for the homeless babies out there and for this, we are eternally grateful for these often weary but kind hearts.

Qiqi has been living on the streets for about five years. Her caregiver CL watched her grow up but has never managed to get close enough to the wa...ry girl to catch her for sterilization. A couple of weeks ago, Qiqi appeared in front of CL with a badly infected wound on her right thigh. There was pus and the vet informed us thereafter that there was a large pocket underneath – which means the wound was much bigger than it seemed on the surface.

CL finally managed to successfully trap Qiqi after a couple of failed attempts and Qiqi was brought in to the clinic to have her wound cleaned and medically treated. Qiqi was also sterilized at the same time as well had an umbilical hernia fixed.

Qiqi’s wound was stitched up after a couple of days and she was finally well enough to be released back to where she came from – where CL will continue to keep a lookout for her. Qiqi stayed at the vet for close to a week and her bill came up to a four-digit figure. Can you help us with Qiqi’s medical bills? Please email noahsarkcares@gmail.com to contribute any amount, thank you.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

TNR of the Construction Site Cats


We put up a blog story previously about these construction site cats which we helped to sterilize late last year. You can read more about them at http://noahsarkcares.blogspot.sg/2016/01/sterilisation-is-key-to-reduce-self.html. Any bit of contribution helps in offsetting their sterilization/medical bills. Please email us at noahsarkcares@gmail.com, thank you!


From BFF (an individual rescue group) Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1146511788743242&id=853723634688727):

A few months ago, a feeder was approached by some construction workers, who were seeking help in obtaining cat food as they were unable to afford the food anymore.

Upon investigation, the feeder discovered that there are around 100 strays cats that the workers are currently taking care of. These workers have been using their own pocket money to purchase rice and other food that they can afford to. Sometimes, the workers are only able to afford cheap fishes that they will cook, and then mix with rice for the cats.

After hearing about the workers' plight, we immediately informed a few friends from other shelters for help. We are deeply grateful to the kind people from Animal Lovers League (ALL) and Lily Low shelter, who provided immediate help by providing cat food, even until now. 

We are also very grateful to Noah's Ark Cares for spending large sums of money to provide medical care to the sick and injured cats, as well as helping to sterilize them. Some sick kittens were given medical care and were subsequently rehomed.

If you like to contribute and help the cats, please donate to Animal Lovers League - ALL Authorized Page, Lily Low Shelter or Noah's Ark CARES. Alternatively, you may send us a PM.

If you wish to contribute cat food, please contact and order directly from Jane of Loving Pets at 63461286 (open from 1-6pm and closed on Mondays). Please mention to Jane that your orders are for the construction cats so that she can advise you on what to order.

All donations made via BFF will be updated on this post. Thank you!

You can read up about the story of the construction cats from the NAC blog:

Beneficiary of Animal Merchandise :)

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