Love animals? Enjoy being around them or working with them? Wish to give back to society in some way?
You can! Simply by volunteering with Noah's Ark. Help our 4 legged friends, be their voices, shower them with love & give them hope. Be an Ark Angel!
Noah's Ark is located just across the causeway in Johor Bahru but you can easily help while in Singapore too. Here's what you can do:
Visits to the sanctuary
If you have a car, you can drive to our sanctuary with your friends or family and spend the day. Visits are limited to weekends and by appointment only. The sanctuary is open from 2pm to 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Our dogs need brushing, petting and most importantly, socializing with visitors. When you visit, we may need your help in transporting donated items such as food and newspapers to the sanctuary.
Occasionally, we might call upon you to transport sick, rescued or abandoned dogs to a nearby vet for medical attention. So do let us know if you have a vehicle & if you are able to help with this.
This is an important part of what we do. If you have space in your home and in your heart to help foster dogs, let us know. While we look for a forever home for the dog, it will need somewhere to board. By providing your home, you are helping us cut down on boarding costs should we be unable to find an adopter immediately. During fostering, you will need to teach a dog basic commands, house train them and help them get along with humans and other dogs. This would greatly increase their chances of being adopted.
Events, Fundraising & Other Ways You Can Help
If you have other strengths or have contacts or ideas which you think would be helpful, or can help with organizing fund raising events such as our last National Dog Walk 2008 (See http://noahsarkcares.blogspot.com/2008/08/national-dog-walk-2008.html), let us know.
You may have friends or family who do not have time to volunteer but may want to contribute to Noah's Ark, in cash or kind. Dog or cat food, contributing articles for our blog, writing posts & designing posters for our dog forum when we have dogs for adoption or for cases of missing dogs. Every little bit counts and makes a difference.
You can also help out by creating awareness in your school or workplace. We have postcards that you can distribute and you can tell your schoolmates or co-workers all about Noah's Ark, what we do & what they can do.
Alternatively, you can help sell merchandise and be a Noah's Ark spokesperson at our other events such as the AVA road show (See http://noahsarkcares.blogspot.com/2008/11/thank-you-for-helpingcoming-to-ava.html).
While we greatly appreciate all the help we can get, we hope that volunteers are available for us to call upon on a regular basis. If you are unable to commit for certain occasions or situations, please do specify at the start of your volunteering with us. This is so that we can take note and make alternative arrangements. Volunteering is a long-term commitment and we would appreciate if you will be able to put time aside for it.
Thank you and we look forward to having you join our Ark!
A preview of the adorable dogs at our Ark...
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