Noah's Ark Cares
When you look at a dog like this, it's hard to believe that he was unwanted. But here at the sanctuary, he enjoys his special role as one of the many greeters who welcome visitors.
Not a bad life at all for this former stray who now has a dry place to stay during the rains and a food bowl that's always full.
Rabbit hutches do not offer physical and emotional stimulation. Rabbits were built to hop, and here they do it whenever they please.
All the happy dogs at Noah's Ark, grateful to spend their days living it up at the Sanctuary.
Volunteers visit schools to conduct educational talks and fund raising activities.
Horse are let out of their stables for 4 hours per day and the horses run freely with the dogs.
Raymund Wee is the founder of Noah's Ark. He lives on the sanctuary with the 1100 animals, managing 10 workers and tending to the animals' daily needs.
This dog was found on the streets, ribcage protruding and with almost no fur on her body, possibly from mange. She had no will to live and just lay motionless on the streets. Volunteers easily caught her and took her to the vet.
Recovery was a long process but she is now beautiful, with a full coat of fur and has been adopted by an American family who loves her dearly. They named her Lucky. Lucky suffers from seizures but they love her nevertheless.
For those who wonder why someone would take on such a monumental responsibility, the answer is simple. It's because these animals had nowhere else to go. Would you turn him away? No, neither would we. Please, please make a donation to help with our tremendous costs.
Highly urbanized Singapore has many stray dogs taking refuge in industrial factory areas. These factories offer some form of shelter as well as a place for the pregnant dogs to give birth. These homeless dogs often hide during the day and only come out at night in search of food. They have learnt the hard way that it is only in the darkness of night that they are relatively safe from people.
Sadly, the only human contact they often have are the security guards stationed at these factories. These poorly paid guards face the reality of the dogs' meager existence – and are often so moved by their plight that they undertake the responsibility of feeding them as well as “caring” for them as best as they can.
And it is these security guards plus other concerned residents of this island state who are motivated to do something for these industrial dogs that have been receiving regular help and support from Noah's Ark CARES via our “Project Industrial Dogs”.
This project aims to curtail the stray dog population through active sterilization and microchipping. Without such efforts, the stray dog population would grow exponentially and people would believe that the only way of animal control would be through culling. We, at Noah's Ark CARES, believe that active sterilization is the only humane way of reducing the stray dog population in Singapore.
Noah's Ark CARES was founded by a former flight steward and dog groomer, Raymund Wee in 1995. It started as a boarding kennel that soon became a place of refuge for a hundred animals in a remote corner of North-east Singapore.
Eventually, Raymund sold his Singapore-based business and used the proceeds plus his own savings to establish Noah's Ark CARES and its own animal sanctuary. It didn't take long before the sanctuary was over-run with dogs and cats of all shapes and sizes, many three-legged, one-eyed as well as older animals plagued with arthritis.
In March 2000, Raymund made the difficult decision to leave his home and family to relocate the sanctuary to Johor, Malaysia, as land and running costs were more affordable.
Today, Noah's Ark CARES sanctuary has more than a thousand animals, including horses, living there. Most of these animals are free to roam over the several acres of land in the sanctuary