Friday, July 11, 2014


I am Mozart, the Saint Bernard at the Sanctuary. This picture doesn't do me justice. If you come by, we can always see who is taller! I am big but I am really a gentle giant :). Guess what?! A kind soul has sponsored me. Thank you so much. Do say 'Hi' if you come by for a visit and tell your friends about it so that they can help my other friends contribute to the Sanctuary too. Bless you!

Postscript: Mozart has passed on. Thank you for your generosity and interest. Please do look around as there are many other animals that will benefit from your sponsorship.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014


Yankee one week after her surgery.

It was a sorry sight of anguish and distress when SPCA Melaka found Yankee, a puppy who was abandoned overnight outside the shelter gate.

Yankee's leg was in a mangled wreck. Her hind leg was contorted, twisted sideways and pinned beneath her. Her leg was barely attached to her body with the long thin outer bone at the rear leg protruding through the skin, revealing the broken edges of bone. She was obviously in a lot of pain. The wound was open and attracted a lot of flies, which could lead to a maggot infection if left untreated. Her movement was restricted and she was panting heavily from dehydration and intense pain. Her injuries most likely to have been caused by an auto-mobile accident. Due to her horrific injuries and the shelter’s limited resources, there was a high chance that Yankee might have to be euthanised (P.T.S).

However the staff at SPCA Melaka saw the fighting spirit and the will to live in Yankee’s eyes. Her injuries were tended to and the dead tissue around her hind leg removed. Antibiotics and painkillers were injected regularly to relieve the pain. Through tender loving care and patience Yankee’s wounds were healing and she was getting stronger.

The road to recovery is still long for Yankee as her hind leg was still damaged and her body weight is unable to support her leg. When she stood up, her injured leg would buckle and she will howl in pain. Most of her time was spent in a crate where she could keep her upper body upright so as to alleviate the pain in her lower body.

The staff at SPCA Melaka made a referral to Noah’s Ark Natural Animal Sanctuary (NANAS) as they felt  she would lead a better life there.  On 14 September 2013, she made her journey from Melaka to Noah’s Ark Natural Animal Sanctuary. Raymund named her “Yankee”.  An X-ray determined she had multiple fractures of the femur and tibia and a dislocated femur head. The advice was to amputate to stop the pain. Yankee’s leg was successfully amputated by Dr Alice Liow, a volunteer vet from Singapore.

Two days after the operation, Yankee was stricken with Canine Parvo Virus* which could affect her already weakened immune system and small body. It was a near death experience for Yankee but she was a fiesty fighter and was determined to live. Yankee survived and recovered from the personalised attention from Raymund. After recuperation, Yankee was strong enough to learn to use her three legs to walk. She adapted well to her condition and was soon running around happily. 

Yankee all grown up after 6 months at Noah's Ark.
Yankee is currently residing at Noah's Ark and being both the feisty and playful puppy, you will not notice that she is different from the other dogs. Her story is one of great determination and perseverance against all odds to have a second chance at life.

Written By: Siah Li Mei

* Footnote
What is Canine Parvovirus?
The Canine Parvovirus (CPV) infection is a highly contagious viral illness that affects dogs. The virus  manifests itself in two different forms. The more common form is the intestinal form, which is characterized by vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, and lack of appetite. The less common is the cardiac form, which attacks the heart muscles of very young puppies, often leading to death. The majority of cases are seen in puppies that are between six weeks and six months old. The incidence of Canine Parvo Virus infections has been reduced radically by early vaccination in young puppies. (Source: PetMD)


Hii, my name is Lordy. I look sad here, but I am alright now. They took this picture when I was rescued. I was abandoned as a puppy even though I am a german shepherd. lived on the streets and was badly abused. One day I was running away when I was hit by a car. I don't think you can see it but my front left leg is fractured and my hip is dislocated. That's why I had to be moved and carried in a hard box you see me sitting on.

I'm happy and well now, and fighting to recover. I am really grateful to the volunteers from Noah's Ark who rescued me and brought me to the Ark, where I am now safe from abusers and cars and I am fed and loved. And they have even found me a sponsor, Wow! I never knew there were so many kind souls in this world till I came to the Sanctuary. Do drop by to say hi when you come by for a visit. Thank you so much for everything. Love, Lordy.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Hallo! My name is Spa. Yeah, it's a cool name huh? It represents my good life here at the Ark :D. I am an active dog who likes running around and it was what got me into trouble on the streets, as you can see from my 3 legs :P. I am safe and heppy at the Ark though. Do you know that animals do not have ideas or concepts of disability? That's why we are happy, as long as we are loved and fed and safe :). Contentment... I'm sponsored!! Yippee! If you come to the Ark, come say 'Hi!'. I am always running around and would usually follow you around. What you give to me would help keep my furry friends here happy too :). A warm thanks in advance ya! Blessings.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


My name is Mooji :) – you can very well see the "moo" in my name comes from my colouring. I was rescued from the streets. My mummy had a litter of three girls, and the stray feeder generously had all of us sterilized when we were of age. Unfortunately, I contracted tick fever, which was realized when I was sent to the vet for surgery. The kind feeder, not willing to see me slowly die, boarded and treated me. Eventually, as I recuperated in boarding, they decided to send me up to The Sanctuary, where I would be loved, sheltered and safe from the perils of the streets.

So you see, what seemed like a bad thing became a blessing after all. I am always grateful and sometimes say a prayer for my sisters and mum. And now, after being at the Ark for 4 years, a kind soul is willing to sponsor me, and allow me to share my food with the rest of my friends here :D! Do drop by and say Hi when you come visit so I can say thank you personally.

Friday, October 11, 2013


Hallo! My name is Bond. You can't see my hind legs, but my left hind leg has been amputated. I was in a car accident because I had to pee and poo outside the house, and one day I was hit. My owner didn't want to spend money and end up with a three-legged dog, so he told the vet to put me down instead.

Luckily for me, the vet called Noah's Ark instead, because he could see I was a healthy, happy and sweet little dog. So this is how I ended up here. I have been told I have been sponsored by a really kind and generous person. Please come visit and remember to say Hi and call me by my name. I want to thank you personally. I am very friendly and bear no grudge against human beings :).

Wan Wan

Hallo, I am Wan Wan and I used to be your usual stray. I was really lucky and was rescued by some volunteers who rehomed me at a horse riding school. One day, however, I was struck by a mysterious illness and was found motionless with my eyes cloudy. Tests did not confirm anything, but I stayed that way for two weeks and no one knew if I would make it. Somehow under the care and love at the Sanctuary, I managed to recover and decided I want to stay with my newfound doggy friends instead of going back to the horses. And now I am told I am lucky enough to find a sponsor too, this generous souls who sponsored us for his wedding. So much blessings, don't you think? Thank you so much.

Thursday, October 10, 2013


HI HI!! I am Cookie! Do you like my smile? I have been told I have an awesome smile. I love people - despite all that I have gone through.

I was rescued by kind souls who saw someone throw me into a big drain in Singapore. As a result, my hind legs are permanently folded. What you see here is how they are permanently, so I kinda drag myself on my front legs and hop on my hind legs; and that is how I run freely through the whole Sanctuary.

And little old me is sponsored too! That's how we are. We don't speak the same language, but if we are loved, we can fly, and I can run. Like how you are, if you are loved. Thank you for the love that have allowed me to live loved and run free.


Hi, my name is Sanuk and I am a rather rare chocolate Siberian Husky. Yup, one of the first few of my kind here at the Sanctuary, as they tell me. As in there have been many Huskies and even an Alaskan Malamute here, but not a chocolate one. I have been sponsored by a very kind and generous soul who has been sponsoring the Huskies at the Sanctuary out of love and in memory of her own who died.

I am happy at the Sanctuary and am a rather hyperactive dog, so it is difficult to get a good picture of me, and the photographers are always complaining. So do drop by to say hi when you visit. Do take a look at my fun friends here as well and see if anyone catches your eye. Everything you give will help my friends too.


Hi dearest people, my name is Cosmo. I am a very rare mixed breed between a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Rottweiler. Despite the mix, I am very shy though I have to say this is a really nice picture of me. I was given up by my previous owner when he found out that I was not a purebred Rottweiler. If he loved me, I would have spent time with him and guard him and his family well.

I have been sponsored by a really kindhearted soul who dedicated his wedding to 9 other friends of mine here as well. I hope he comes and say Hi when he drops by. I want to thank him personally. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. If more people are as loving and generous and accepting, the world will be a better place.

Now I have lots of new friends here at the Sanctuary. Do see if anyone catches your eye. We share everything we receive.

Big Ben

Hi lovely people, my name is Big Ben and and I am a very classic basset hound, yes, better known as hush puppy. I have the typical long body, floor sweeping ears and long tail with tricolour. Beautiful as I have been told many times *blush*. I have been sponsored by a kind soul who fell in love with me. 

It hasn't been easy. I was dumped by my owners, with whom I have lived with for 8 years! One day, I had blood in my pee. My owners brought me to the vet and we were told I had bladder stones and will need an operation. After we left the vet, they conveniently left me in the carpark and drove off without me. I guess they didn't want to spend money on the operation for an old dog. 

Luckily for me, the volunteers from Noah's Ark picked me up, otherwise I might have died from the bladderstone infection and blood in my pee. So now, I feel like I am in retirement village for an old dog, where I am loved and sheltered and fed. Thank you, for helping to keep me here and for helping too, other old dogs here. Blessings. 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


Hurray! The rabbits finally have a sponsor. Two of us, myself and Chris are sponsored by the same kind soul. When you sponsor one rabbit, your sponsorship will go towards maintenance and food for all the rabbits here. Do let rabbit lovers out there know about us, k? Thank you so much for your support and kindness. Blessings from all of us here at the Ark :).

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Drèïfus Xena

Drèïfus Xena is a very lucky and very special dog. Abandoned as an Alsatian puppy with only three legs, she was rescued and sent Noah's Ark. The owner couldn't afford the RM2000 to amputate her leg so they chose to PTS her which cost only RM 80. Fortunately for the lucky girl, the vet called The Sanctuary.

On top of that, the kind-hearted sponsor with a love for German Shepherds who sponsored Flame in the last few months of his life at the Ark (see story below) has transferred her sponsorship to Xena :D. (Thank you so much dear sponsor.) The sponsor named her Drèïfus, after the famous Captain Alfred Dreyfus, who was born in Alsace in 1959. He went through hard times and was honoured as a hero. The name also means drèï, which is 3 in Alsatian, a German dialect spoken in Alsace in eastern France. She is very sweet and has recently made a new best friend with another prominent Alsatian called Shalom. Don't you think she looks happy and at home?

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


Say Hi to Flame, a 10-year old German Shepherd cruelly dumped outside NANAS recently. Lying in the middle of the road, he was too weak to walk. He could have been run over by the industrial lorries that drove by. Thankfully the driver of one of the lorries was kind enough to stop at NANAS to call for help. He seemed to have been used for breeding and he has very weak hind legs.He also has a heart problem. He was given medication and has been with NANAS for a few months now. He is slowly regaining his ability to walk but needs to be treated with medication. Flame has found a kind-hearted soul to sponsor him, but if you would like to contribute to his medical expenses, please let us know. Thank you so much in advance.

Postscript: Unfortunately, due to his age and illness, Flame has left us. Before he came to the Ark, he was abandoned as an old and a sick dog. At the Ark, in the last few months before his passing, he was loved, cared for and sheltered. You can see the happiness in his face in the picture. He even had the good karma to find a kind-hearted sponsor. So we let him go and know he is now in a happy place looking down on the Ark: another guardian angel of the Ark.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Rabbit (no name 3)

Hi there from the bunnies. We live in house all by ourselves and we always like visitors. You can always come look for us and look for the one special one with the special markings that you can identify and remember. There are about 20 of us but if you sponsor us, we will all benefit and it will really help kepe the Sanctuary going. Do consider us, k? :)

Cat (no name 12)

Hi, I look fierce but I am actually really fun. See the teddy bear I am playing with :). I live in teh wisma and always come sit by your slippers if you come visit me. Please help to feed my friends and I by sponsoring my stay at the Sanctuary. I thank you first on behalf of all my friends here. Blessings!


Hallo, hallo, my name is BBF and it stands for Big Brown Friendly dog!! Do I look familiar? I had the honour of being featured on the 2011 calendar :). I'm here to smile and ask if you would like to help sponsor my keep at the Sanctuary. Or you could pick one of my other handsome and pretty friends. I thank you first for youe kindness. Do come by and say hi when come visit, ya :D.

Thursday, October 27, 2011


Hallo! My name is Yaya. Actually, they tried to call me Zorro, but I like Yaya better. If you don't believe me, when you come visit, try calling me and see which one I respond to ;P. I am really friendly and I will come bouncing :). My colouring gives me a muddy look, but I keep really clean and my fur feels nice too, if I might say so myself. I have been at the Ark a long time and I am really happy here. Please help me contribute to the Ark by sponsoring me or any of my friends here. Thank you so much.