NA CARES was registered in 2005 to undertake sterilization projects of both stray dogs and cats in Singapore, rehome adoptable strays, as well as to ensure the welfare of animals sent to Noah’s Ark Natural Animal Sanctuary by assisting in the fund raising efforts for NANAS in Malaysia.
Since its inception, NA CARES has sterilized an average of 150 animals each year in Singapore through the dedicated hard work of its Singapore volunteers and vets.
Last year, NA CARES was asked to participate in the TrapNeuterRelocate project in Jurong Island together with ASD and SOSD. In recognition of our efforts, MCCY granted NA CARES charity status on 9.5.2016. With conferment of charitable status comes greater regulations and requirements imposed on NA CARES, and we have been asked to separate the Singapore from the Malaysian activities.
To that end, we have re-organised NA CARES to reflect its Singapore–centric activities. A new logo has been introduced so that supporters are aware that NA CARES is no longer involved with any of the Malaysian activities. A new society, NANAS is to be registered under the leadership of Raymund Wee.
NA CARES will continue with its TNR projects in Singapore. At present, NA CARES jointly maintains with SOSD almost 280 dogs at Jurong Island. Due to work safety issues, these dogs can no longer be released. There is a sheltered enclosure for these animals to be housed till a permanent structure can be built or found in mainland Singapore. NA CARES is committed to the welfare of these dogs.
In 2015, 16 dogs were relocated to the sanctuary in Malaysia on the understanding that being strays, they would be given a second lease of life there. The volunteers were promised by Raymund that the dogs would be well taken care of, while they in turn would sponsor or seek sponsorship for the upkeep for these dogs at the 2015 prevailing rates. Any deviation from these assurances by either party would definitely constitute broken trust. Please do assist us by sponsoring these animals at S$50 a month.
At the same time, NA CARES will need to undertake its own fund raising to pay for the maintenance of the remaining 280 dogs.
We have to provide for 1000+ kgs of dry food per month, sterilization costs for unneutered animals, incidental vet charges for any sick or injured dogs, the wages of full- and part time workers to assist in the cleaning up for and feeding of these animals. We estimate monthly expenses to be $20,000 a month.
We would like to appeal for assistance of either sponsorships of these animals at $100 per month, donations of rice and dog food and/or cleaning supplies for the Jurong Island project.
Nonetheless, the most valuable gift that NA CARES would dearly love to receive is a forever home for any of these animals. So if you know you have both some space in your heart and home for an animal, please do consider adopting one of them. It would be the best gift that you could ever bestow on them and us.
CARES – we do; please help us make it a reality.