I know that Hart would have loved to come along with us – I really do. Hart was the initial organizer of the very first Noah’s Ark trip for the bikers previously. He was the one who led us to discover an animal haven we thought didn’t exist any longer – a sanctuary of lush greenery and boundless space for dogs, cats and horses to live happily, and literally ever after.
What beautiful lush greenery...
Since there were requests by bikers who had heard so much about Noah’s Ark but were unable to join us previously, I decided to organise this one. I’m sure Hart would have loved to do it himself, but sadly, he is unable to move or feed himself. His family members have been taking care of him since his horrific traffic accident in Nov 2006.
The recruitment of the trip started off well and many agreed to organise a dinner after the visit to raise funds for Noah’s Ark. Numbers were finalized and we waited in unison for 17 Aug to arrive. My purpose of this trip was to allow more people to discover Noah’s Ark and the animal work they do. Moreover, it was to demonstrate how so 700dogs, 400 cats and 4 horses were able to live together in harmony.
We are always ready for the camera!
Noah’s Ark residents are unlike house pets that are pampered dearly by their owners and fortunate enough to have a home to call their own. But Noah’s Ark residents aren’t any worse off either! They may not have beds or toys to call their own, but any inadequacy is quelled with the availability of countless friends for company and unlimited roaming freedom.Introducing some of our bikers.. What I love most about Noah’s Ark is to be able to see plenty of dogs roaming freely and contentedly, without a single worry in the world. It is a rare sight you will never see in a fast-paced city like Singapore. I believe this is also the first hand experience for many of the other bikers who came along on the trip. All in all, the riders have widened their knowledge and perspective with this road trip and future outings are already being talked about!
Life is carefree and relaxing. The dogs take swims in the pond under the scorching sun, roll at leisure in the grass and take a nap anywhere when bushed. As for the cats, they simply love to laze around in the cattery, playing with each other or scratching poles. The horses too, are let out for 4 hours a day to stretch their legs and gallop around.
We'll be back next time!-
Article contributed by Shirley Siak.
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