Jurong Industrial Dogs


We recently had a few batches of dogs being sent to our sanctuary NANAS – as a very last resort. We do anticipate more to come along as we face the closure of factories in industrial estates especially within recent years. Given our huge population over at the sanctuary with 600 plus dogs alone and many other types of residents (cats, rabbits, horses, monkeys, snakes and even a wild boar), we had to turn away quite a few other cases especially those of owned pets. We try to do what we can, but every society has its limitations.

For those who are not familiar with us, we moved from Singapore to Malaysia in the year 2000. We are still active in Singapore though NANAS is located in Malaysia. We do rescues on both sides and, we are self-funded which means we rely solely on donations and the goodwill of supporters and friends to get by. Our monthly food bill alone is an astonishing figure with over a thousand mouths to feed and there are months whereby we have ended up owing suppliers money. Nonetheless, once we accept these animals into our sanctuary, it is our responsibility to care for them, shelter them and feed them till they depart.

Some of our residents sun-tanning J


Some have asked us, “Are there still stray dogs in Singapore?”. Of course there are, but mainly in industrial estates and sometimes forested areas. There are always people who are sadly not accepting of them even within the factories, what more if they appear out in the open? Caring workers are scarce, and the dogs are thankful enough if someone actually cares for them. Most of the time, the factory owners are not tolerant of the dogs and though the workers genuinely loves the dogs, the management want the dogs out of their premises.

Street dogs lead their lives surviving with whatever they can find on the streets. Food is usually leftovers from kind workers unless they actually have someone who cares enough to make sure they will not go hungry. We often see dogs with multiple scars, and this is as the result of fighting for food, territory and sometimes, “women” when there is a bitch on heat. Also, there are always the losers of the pack who get to eat only whatever is left behind by other dogs – if there is any at all. With the harsh sun and/or endless rain, shelter for the street dogs can be anywhere from hiding in the drain to taking cover under a tree.


 Our stray caregivers who roam the streets to feed their charges

 Seeking refuge from the scorching sun

With the number of dogs coming into NANAS these few months, our quarantine area is brimming full as we do rescues at the Malaysia side too whenever we can. For rescues in Singapore, we rely on fosterers or commercial boarding places as we do not have a local holding area. For the Malaysia side, our sanctuary is luckily able to temporarily house them for recuperation. But after fifteen long years in Malaysia, some parts of the sanctuary are getting pretty rundown.

We hope to appeal for funds to extend and/or repair our quarantine area through featuring some of our newer residents and so that we can continue helping more dogs. Or at the very least, find monthly sponsors to upkeep them. Our monthly sponsorship is only at S$50/month but it will help us lighten our load in providing for them.

Hank (black and white mongrel)


Shank (black and white mongrel)


Can you spot Shank and Hank amidst our other residents?

Bear who had an inner eyelid problem


 Bolt’s paw was painfully crushed by a forklift. It took us numerous attempts to catch this wary boy, but luckily we did. Look at him now – happily hopping around NANAS!



Other than Bolt, the other five dogs are extremely big boned mongrels all exceeding 30kg each. Most are human friendly as they were raised from young by workers. Tall and handsome, you will not miss sighting them!
And remember dear Rain who was caught twice for sterilization (http://noahsarkcares.blogspot.sg/2015/07/rescue-after-rescue-35-ricky-and-his.html)? The dog catchers got to her not long after we released her, and we could not bear to let her go. So up to NANAS too she went after she was bailed out. She is finally permanently safe.

 Rain when she was still on the streets

Rain at NANAS


There is another recent batch that just went up and we will feature them after they are out of quarantine and more settled in at NANAS. Meanwhile, if you can help us with extension/repairs at the quarantine area or sponsorship of dogs, please email us at noahsarkcares@gmail.com. Thank you!

Source: http://noahsarkcares.blogspot.com/2016/03/jurong-industrial-..



Noah's Ark Cares

Noah's Ark CARES (Companion Animal Rescue and Education Society) was formed in June 2005. The extended arm of Noah's Ark Lodge - Noah's Ark CARES aim is to reach out to Singaporeans and address the issue of abandoned pets and strays. Working in tandem with AVA and other animal welfare organizations, Noah's Ark CARES has embarked on several community-based projects aimed at re-educating the public and especially young children, our future generation.

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