Noah's Ark Animal Rescue in the Haute-Vienne, France

Annabelle Johnson is a British expat living in France. Over the years she has met many interesting people with unusual stories and talents.

Cindy Maasik and her daughter Lauren run an animal rescue charity in the Haute-Vienne, France. Their sole purpose is to rescue and re-home animals in need. Since 2013, they have rescued at least 390 abused and abandoned animals. The numbers are always fluctuating as animals come and go, but at any one point in time, they can be caring for between 100 and 175 animals of all kinds. They care for horses, sheep, goats, dogs, and cats, at their farm situated at Les Dognons, Maisonnais-sur-Tardoire. This is a huge undertaking for a small family-run charity.

In Cindy's own words, they are experienced, legal in every aspect, and well-respected by the local authorities they work with. Their only motivation is the love of animals, the joy of seeing their well-being restored, and—as often as possible—finding them happy and loving forever homes.

The huge amount of work involved is tiring and all-consuming. It was particularly exhausting in the beginning when it was just Cindy and Lauren coping with all the animals by themselves. It was costly, too. So much was their dedication to the animals, and so determined were they to do everything in their power to help poor, abused, and helpless creatures, that they tried to fund veterinary treatment for the animals out of their own private finances. Not surprisingly, they soon accumulated huge vet bills, and the only way to pay these was for Cindy to sell her home.

The Tea Room and Charity Shop

In order to continue with their work, they decided to open a tea room. They found a suitable premise at 6 rue Charles-Poitevin, Rochechouart, and opened for business on 8 August, 2015.

The concept of charity associations raising money in this way was common in the UK, but in France, it was relatively new. Despite this, the model worked well and the shop soon became firmly established and well-known in the area. It is now flourishing, and as well as serving tea, coffee, delicious homemade cake, and cold meals at midday, it doubles up as a charity shop selling second-hand clothes and other paraphernalia.

I visited the tea room recently on a Saturday afternoon and received a warm welcome. I stepped inside and found it full of people and buzzing with activity. Some had come in to browse for bargains, but for others, the place clearly served as a venue for them to meet with friends and enjoy a chat over a hot drink and a piece of homemade cake.

I discovered that events occur during the week, such as bridge on a Tuesday morning, French lessons given by a qualified teacher on Wednesday mornings, and a creative hobbies meeting on Thursday afternoons. There are also regular quiz nights held at Le Gibson Bar at St. Gervais and a book club. All funds collected go towards the Noah's Ark charity.

The charity depends on and receives a great deal of support from volunteers and well-wishers. One easy way of providing support is to become a member of the association. Annual membership costs 15 euros for a single person and 25 euros for a household. The money goes towards the care of the animals and members also receive "goodies."

In addition to the need for financial support, animal food, and unwanted items are always gratefully received for resale in the shop for the benefit of the association. Cindy and Lauren are always looking for volunteers to raise money and help out at events, and they are especially needed at the farm.

Nico and Roxanne: Rescued Horses

This soul-stirring story is just one of many that the charity has to tell.

In 2016, a call was received from an individual who was concerned about the condition of a neighbour's two horses, describing how they were being continually beaten by their owner with a spade. Noah's Ark investigated and found that both horses were very thin and that their muscles had been damaged by the beatings. It was more than they could bear to see the horses in this state so they decided to remove them to a place of safety. However, when the gendarmes became involved, although they were very sympathetic with regard to the charity's motivation for the removal of the horses, they had no choice but to inform Cindy that the law had been broken and, unless she paid a fine of 1,000 euros, she risked imprisonment.

One of the most heart-warming elements of this story, along with the fact that the horses were not returned to their owner, is that within 36 hours, the full 1,000 euros had been raised by supporters and well-wishers, something that Cindy and Lauren very much appreciated. This kind act demonstrated the level of respect and admiration that people have for these two inspirational women and how much they value the work that they do.

A Note From Cindy and Lauren

None of this would be happening without the many willing, enthusiastic and caring volunteers who do so much to support us by staffing the tea room, helping at the farm, and donating so many man hours and hard labour at one-off events. Together we have achieved so much for so many animals, and we love you all for your kindness and commitment.

And not least, we are so very grateful for all your donations, both of much-needed cash and all kinds of amazing things you give us to sell in the tea rooms or to auction online. Thank you, and keep them coming. Every euro makes a difference to an animal in need.

If you are interested in sharing your home, barn, or paddock with a rescue animal, then keep abreast of what's happening with Noah's Ark, or make an appointment to come and see the animals at the farm.

If you know of an animal within the area in distress, abandoned, or that will soon no longer have a home, the charity invites you to get in touch with them. They will take the appropriate action within the law.

Questions & Answers

Question: We have found a kitten in a ditch near to our home. We can’t keep it as have a Jack Russell. What should I do?

Answer: You need to contact the charity direct which you can do via Facebook at, or by telephone 05 87 41 26 16.

Question: On Monday morning, we found three kittens in our garage of, we guess, about 2-3 weeks old. They are About 6 inches long (not including tail), and their eyes are open. We would like to see the whole family re-homed, and would pay for neutering/spaying, as well as give a donation towards their keep. We can’t keep them. We hope to move back to the UK soon, we go away often and we have a duty of care towards the lizards, birds and other wildlife guests. Can you help or advise, please?

Answer: Thanks for your question. I have contacted Noah's Ark, and Cindy's reply is as follows:

"Thank you so much for caring xxx. OK. Can you touch mum? If so, do you have a cat box? If not, we can organize one for you, no problems. Then bring the whole family to us, and we will get the mum spayed asap as she can get pregnant again the day she gives birth, the little tart.... then wait a small while to get kitties spayed and then all chipped and rehomed. I'm having chemotherapy dripped into me as I type, obviously in hospital, so can we leave it 'til later on next week? I hope to be home Wednesday with my bucket. So let me know if you need a box. I will organize it to be left at the shop or farm, whichever is best for you. It's just that Lauren has so much to do with me away. Thanks again. xx"

Lynne tweddell on May 26, 2019:

Found tiny kitten in garden only about 4 weeks do you know of anyone with a surrogate mum?

JENNY BROCK on June 27, 2018:

Hello. Can anyone help. We have 6 x 10 week old kittens that urgently need homes. A few people that initially said they wanted one have since let me down. Please help.

Annabelle Johnson (author) from Charente, France on December 12, 2017:

Hi Susan. Thanks for your message. I have forwarded it to Cindy and Lauren and am waiting for a response. If you contact me direct by clicking on 'contact author' beneath my profile at the top of this hub, that will enable us to communicate privately. Kind regards.

Susan Allen on December 12, 2017:

I’m in Dept 87 and am interested in giving a donkey a home, 3 horses so not alone, all geldings so interested in a Jack.

Thank you.


Annabelle Johnson (author) from Charente, France on October 28, 2017:

Hi peachy. Thank you for your reading my hub and for your interest. The easiest way to donate online is via Noah's Ark Facebook page at

peachy from Home Sweet Home on October 27, 2017:

Is there anyway that I can donate through paypal? I am keen in charity work

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Information about low cost spay/neuter for feral cats.

City of Pittsburgh
Bureau of Environmental Services
3001 Railroad Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Voucher program for residents of Pittsburgh. Call for information.

Morris Animal Refuge
1242 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Sells low-cost certificates for spay/neuter for pets of lower income people in the Philadelphia area. The pet owner presents the certificate to a participating veterinarian.

CATS (Changing Attitudes for Tomorrow's Solutions)
Pine Grove PA

For pet cats, farm cats, stray cats, and feral cats in the Harrisburg, Lebanon, and Pine Grove areas of Pennsylvania.

Spay & Save
PO Box 122
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
610-279-9714 or 610-277-6187

Low cost spay/neuter for pets of those needing financial assistance.

Pennsylvania SPCA
Centre Halle, PA 814-364-1725
Philadelphia, PA 215-426-6300

Homeless Cat Management Team
Pittsburgh PA

Spay-neuter for feral cats in southwestern Pennsylvania. Leave a message in voice mailbox 4.

Animal Rescue League of Western PA
6620 Hamilton Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Low cost spay/neuter clinic.

Animals in Distress
PO Box 168
Catasauqua, PA 18032

Allentown area.

Animal Education League
Woodlyn PA

Lost cost s/n in PA, DE, and NJ.

Delaware County SPCA
Media, PA

Low cost spay/neuter for pets of people with low income.

Lehigh Valley Humane Society
Allentown, PA

Low cost spay/neuter for all pets.

Spayed Club
PO Box 1145
Frazer, PA 19355

Various low cost and subsidized spay/neuter programs throughout Pennsylvania's Delaware Valley.

Sanctuary Hollow
2820 Audubon Village Drive
Norristown, PA 19403

Gives information about low cost spay/neuter.

Humane League of Lancaster County
Lancaster, PA

Low cost spay/neuter for unowned cats such as feral cats and barn cats.

Humane Society of Lackawanna County
967 Griffin Pond Road
Clarks Summit, PA 18411

Low cost spay/neuter for pets of people of need financial assistance to do so.

Ruth Steinert Memorial SPCA
Minersville, PA
Low cost spay/neuter clinic

Spay Neuter Assistance Program
Enola, PA

This program has a listing of participating vets in the area (central PA) who will alter cats at low cost.

Animal Rescue Inc.
New Freedom PA


Volunteer Services for Animals
Providence, RI
Very low cost programs for: pets of people with low income and feral cats.


Spay-Neuter Clinic
Shop Road
Columbia SC

Berkeley County PAWS
PO Box 903 Goose Creek, SC 29445

Free s-n for pets of qualified residents in the Low Country area. For an application, send your request with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to PAWS.

Grand Strand Humane Society S-N Clinic
Myrtle Beach SC

John Ancrum SPCA Low Cost S/N Clinic
West Ashley SC

Concerned Citizens for Animals
PO Box 1332
Simpsonville, SC 29681

Pet Helpers Inc.
Charleston SC


Animal Allies
PO Box 4788
Spartanburg, SC 29305
864-576-6971 web site


Friends of Twin City Animal Shelter
Lead, SD

Call the shelter for the phone numbers of the Friends of Twin City Animal Shelter. Depending on the funds they collect from fund raising, the Friends group provides assistance for spay/neuter of ferals and for s/n of pets of people with financial need.


People United for Animals PUFA
PO Box 1082
Bristol TN 37621

Lost cost s-n assistance in Bristol VA/TN

Humane Society of Greater Sullivan County
Kingsport TN

Northeast Tennessee Animal League
Blountville TN

McMinn Regional Humane Society
PO Box 7
Athens TN 37371

The Spay Station
Humane Association of Wilson County
Lebanon TN

Beesley Animal Humane Foundation Spay/Neuter Clinic
1140 Haley Road
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Nashville Humane Association
112 Harding Place
Nashville, TN 37205

Call to learn about their low cost spay/neuter program, in partnership with Friends of Animals and with the Davidson County veterinary association.

Ken-Tenn Humane Society
PO Box 1526 Fulton KY 42041
Area code 731
Email: [email protected]
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For residents of northwest Tennessee and southwest Kentucky (Obion and Weakley Counties in Tennessee and Fulton County in Kentucky), low cost s/n for pet cats and feral cats. Also, they offer advice on how to maintain feral cat colonies.

Alcoa TN

Fix-A-Pet clinic
Seymour TN

Animal Foundation of East Tennessee
1637 Downtown West Blvd, Suite 16
Knoxville, TN 37919

Low cost s/n for everyone, and free for some clients who are low income.

People Promoting Animal Welfare (PPAW)
Greenback TN

Animal Protection Association
PO Box 11471
Memphis, TN 38111

Low cost s/n for pets and ferals.

Hardin County Humane Society
PO Box 874
Savannah, TN 38326

Low cost spay/neuter for pets.

Germantown TN

Memphis area.

Spay/Neuter Assistance Program
Humphreys County Humane Society, TN

Provides some assistance for s/n of pets of low income people.

Humane Society of Putnam County
Cookeville TN

Cookeville/Putnam County Animal Shelter
Cookeville TN

Prevent Unwanted Pets
Cookeville TN


Animal Defense League
11300 Nacogdoches Road
San Antonio, TX 78217

Free spay/neuter for pets of low-income people.

Spay Neuter Your Pet (SNYP)
PO Box 29435
Dallas, TX 75229

Discount certificates for pet spay/neuter in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Luv A Pet S/N CLinic South Oak Cliff Dallas TX

HSUS Spay - Neuter Clinic/Animal Wellness Center
4830 Village Fair Drive
Dallas, TX

SPCA of Texas
Martin Spay/Neuter Clinic
Dallas, TX
214-651-9611 ext 116 or 133

Low cost spay/neuter. Also, for pets of qualified low income people, there are low cost veterinary services.

Brown County Humane Society
Brownwood TX 76801

Has a drawing to provide very low cost spay or neuter for 15 animals per month.

Animal Birth Control Clinic
Animal Aid Humane Society
1531 Wooded Acres Drive
Waco, TX 76710

Waco Humane Society
Waco, TX
254-399-9883 or 254-754-1454

Low cost or free spay/neuter for low income.

Fund for Animals
Spay/Neuter Clinic
1603 Shepherd Drive
Houston, TX

Humane Society of Southeast Texas
2050 Spindletop Rd
Beaumont TX 77705

Spay/neuter assistance certificates offered to all who want to spay/neuter a dog or cat. Certificates for low cost s/n for feral cats also available.

Life Force Operation Spay
PMB 671
148 South Dowlen Road
Beaumont, TX 77707

"We welcome all low income, elderly folks and anyone not being able to afford the full price" of spay/neuter of pets.

Williamson County Humane Society
Cedar Park/Leander TX

Animana Birth Control Vet Center
Houston TX

Animal Trustees of Austin
5129 Cameron Road
Austin, TX 78723

Low cost spay/neuter and vaccinations.

Emancipet mobile clinic
Austin TX

713 Animals
Houston TX

Homeless Pet Placement League
PO Box 273027
Houston, TX 77277

Free spay/neuter for pets of qualified low income people.

Houston Humane Society S/N Clinic
14700 Almeda Road
Houston, TX 77053

Houston SPCA
900 Portway Drive
Houston, TX
713-869-7722 ext 136

Free spay/neuter and vaccinations for qualified low income.

Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP)
Mobile clinic
PO Box 440304
Houston, TX 77244

Mobile clinic goes to low income neighborhoods and provides free spay/neuter and vaccinations to pets for qualified low income.

Long Drive Dog & Cat Hospital
Houston TX

Spay/Neuter Assictance Program II (SNAP II) - See above
San Antonio, TX

Humane Society of North Texas
1840 East Lancaster
Fort Worth, TX 76103

Low cost spay/neuter for qualified low income.

North Texas Spay Neuter Coalition
Decatur, TX

Email [email protected]

Denton Low Cost Pet Sterilization and Vaccination Program
Denton, TX

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Kanab, UT 84741-5001
435-644-2078 fax web site
Low cost spay/neuter clinic open to the public for ferals and pet cats. Also, a mobile van s/n clinic periodically visits remote areas in Utah and northern Arizona. Best Friends also offers a free manual at their web site about how to start a low cost spay/neuter program. The manual can also be requested by phone or mail.


Elizabeth H. Brown Humane Society
c/o Ann Kimball
St. Johnsbury, VT

Cat Spay and Neuter Clinic
Green Mountain Animal Defenders
346 Roosevelt Highway
Colchester, VT 05446


Metro Cat Action Team (MCAT)
Washington DC metro area

MCAT provides low-cost and no-cost spay/neuter services and vaccinations for outdoor cats. They also provide training about trap-neuter-return and they lend humane traps. MCAT is a local program of Alley Cat Allies, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping feral cats by reforming ineffective, inhumane animal control policies and providing resources for thousands of individuals and organizations who care for these cats.

Holly Help Memorial Spay Fund
Bristol VA / Bristol TN

Everyone is eligible for low cost spay neuter assistance, which is funded by the public through recycled aluminum cans.

Animal Defense League
Abingdon VA
TOLL FREE 1-877-301-2290

People United for Animals PUFA
PO Box 1082
Bristol TN 37621

Lost cost s-n assistance in Bristol VA/TN

Planned Pethood Clinic
Boones Mill VA

Low cost s/n for cats and dogs.

Virginia Partnership for Animal Welfare and Support (VA PAWS)
Christiansburg VA

Low cost s/n once a week in Christiansburg in conjunction with the mobile clinic provided by Angels of Assisi.

Cat's Cradle Virginia
Harrisonburg VA
Web: Participating veterinarians in Harrisonburg, Dayton, and Stephens City.

Kindred Spirits
Staunton VA

Valley Cats
Harrisonburg VA

Spay/Neuter Inc.

King George Animal Rescue League
PO Box 1143
King George VA 22485
Call them for information about s/n at very good prices.

Virginia Kincheloe Spay/Neuter Clinic
452 TV Drive
Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania VA 22408

Spay/Neuter Inc.
Stuarts Draft VA

For pets of people with low income.

Go back to Love That Cat Store home page.

Spay and Neuter All Pets (SNAP)
PO Box 1277
Louisa, VA 23093
540-967-3573 (Central Virginia)

Prevent A Litter Coalition
PO Box 1442
Centreville, VA 20122
703-818-8009 web site
Low cost s/n for pets of people with low income.

Alexandria Animal Shelter
Alexandria, VA

Offers discounts on spay/neuter at many veterinary clinics in the area. No restrictions on income.

Animal Welfare League of Arlington
Arlington, VA

Feral Cat Program Spay/Neuter Clinic
Clinic location Northwest DC
Managed by Metro Ferals
PO Box 7138
Arlington, VA 22207
or call Alley Cat Allies 202-667-3630 ext 112

Low cost spay/neuter, testing, and vaccinations for feral or stray cats.

Spay Inc.
PO Box 3240
Arlington, VA 22203
703-521-2677 web site
Help for residents of Maryland, DC, and Virginia.

Meower Power
Feral Cat Coalition Inc.
PO Box 9696
Chesapeake, VA 23321

[email protected] Email
Has monthly spay/neuter for ferals at low cost.

Virginia Beach SPCA
Virginia Beach VA

Tidewater Humane
Tidewater area VA

Partners Among Cats and Canines (PACC)
Franklin VA

Norfolk SPCA (Tidewater region) Norfolk VA

Norfolk area

Richmond Spay & Neuter Foundation
Richmond VA
For the Love of Animals in Goochland (FLAG)
PO Box 115
Manakin-Sabot, VA 23103

Prevent A Litter Clinic (PAL)
Richmond VA

Petersburg/Colonial Heights SPCA

Operation Catnip of Richmond
Richmond VA

Spay/neuter for feral and stray cats.


Spay & Neuter Clinic

Municipal Spay & Neuter Clinic
Seattle WA

Bellevue Neuter & Vaccination Clinic
12005 NE 12th
Bellevue, WA
Low cost spay/neuter for pets of Seattle residents.

Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project
Serving the Greater Puget Sound area.
Email: [email protected]
Free testing, vaccinations, and spay/neuter for feral cats brought by caretakers.

City of Seattle
Municipal Spay/Neuter Clinic
2061 15th Avenue W
Seattle, WA
206-386-4260 ext 4

Low cost spay/neuter for all.

Spay/Neuter Clinic
17211 15th NE
Seattle, WA

Animal Clinic of Kent
Kent WA

Cascade Animal Protection Society
Federal Way WA

Peninsula Spay/Neuter Project
PO Box 306
Burley WA 98322

Provides certificates for low cost s/n for cats and dogs to be used at participating area veterinarians. Also has assistance for feral cats.

Harbor Association of Volunteers for Animals
(HAVA Heart)
PO Box 1913 Westport, WA 98595

Cedardale Neuter & Vaccination Clinic
Mount Vernon, WA

Aberdeen WA

Leave message and this volunteer group will call you back within 7-8 days.

Family Pet Surgery
Marysville WA

Purrfect Pals
Arlington WA

Pets and ferals.

Whidbey Animals' Improvement Foundation (WAIF)
PO Box 1108
Coupeville, WA 98239
360-678-5816 north
360-331-2818 south

Free spay/neuter for ferals plus low cost spay/neuter for qualified low income pets.

Peninsula Spay & Neuter Clinic
1265 Old Clifton Rd SW
Port Orchard, WA 98366

Animal Surgery & Vaccination Clinic
Everett WA

Bellevue Neuter & Vaccination Clinic
Bellevue WA)

People for Abandoned Pets
Bellevue WA

Vets for Less
Lynnwood WA

Humane Society of Seattle/King County
13212 SE Eastgate Way
Bellevue, WA 98005

Low cost spay/neuter for pets.

Vets for Less
Kirkland, WA

7741 Cook Underwood Road
Underwood, WA

Serves the mid-Columbian area in Oregon and Washington state. PROD will pay a percentage of spay/neuter costs, depending on income level, at any vet in the mid-Columbian area, including towns such as Hood River, The Dalles, and Cascade Locks, Oregon -- and Bingen/White Salmon, Stevenson, and Underwood, Washington.


Feral Cat Program Spay/Neuter Clinic
Clinic location Northwest DC
Managed by Metro Ferals
PO Box 7138
Arlington, VA 22207
or call Alley Cat Allies 202-667-3630 ext 112
Low cost spay/neuter, testing, and vaccinations for feral or stray cats.

District of Columbia Animal Shelter
1201 New York Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002

Call for information and hours. Usually offers lower cost spay/neuter four days a week, including weekends.

Washington Humane Society
7315 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20012

Spay Inc.
PO Box 3240
Arlington, VA 22203

web site
Help for residents of Maryland, DC, and Virginia.


Monongalia County Humane Society
Morgantown WV

Low cost s/n for feral or stray cats.

Harrison County Humane Society
Saltwell Road
Shinnston, WV

Low cost spay/neuter and vaccinations for qualified low income.

Citizens for the Prevention of Animal Cruelty (C-PAC)
Low Cost S/N Program CA
Fayetteville WV

For residents of Fayette County.

Spay Today
panhandle of WV
304-728-8330 (see "About Us"). Serves panhandle of WV and also Frederick County, Virginia.


Humane Animal Welfare Society
Waukesha WI

Countryside Humane Society
Racine WI

Low cost s/n services offered once a week for pets of Racine County residents.

9Lives Animal Adoption & Rescue
Milwaukee WI

City Animal Hospital
Glendale WI

Wisconsin Humane Society
SNAP Program
Milwaukee WI

Wisconsin Friends of Animals
Milwaukee WI

Animal Protective League
Wauwatosa WI

Alliance for Animals
112 State Street #605
Madison, WI 53703

For people who can't afford it, AFA helps pay for spay/neuter of pets and rescued strays.

Washburn County Area Humane Society
Spooner, WI

Helps pay for spay/neuter for pets of people of fixed income or low income.


Central Wyoming S & N Foundation
PO Box 1062
Casper WY 82602

Pet Pals Inc.
HC 76, Box 58
Hawk Springs, WY 82217
307-532-3861 Web site

SNIP -- for Cheyenne, Laramie and Wyoming counties
Cheyenne Animal Shelter
Cheyenne, WY

Provides some assistance for spay/neuter.

Stacy and Diana Childs Foundation
Laramie County WY
Email: [email protected]

Assistance for pets of people with financial need.

St Francis Animal Shelter
Buffalo WY

Periodic spay/neuter clinics and certificates.

If you know about other low cost or free spay/neuter programs or if you have updates to our listings, please click here and tell us.

Alley Cat Allies is the national organization teaching local governments, organizations, animal control agencies, and the public about feral cats and about reducing feral cat populations through trap/neuter/release (TNR). Cats are released back to their original home site (as long as it's safe), with daily food and caretaker supervision.

If you're trying to help feral cats in your area, ACA has a nationwide network of volunteers who provide advice about caretaking, TNR, local feral spay/neuter services, etc.

ACA also has excellent fact sheets -- some available from their web site and others from the Feral Cat Coalition of San Diego web site.

The Feral Cat Coalition of San Diego has worked wonders in reducing feral cat populations through humane methods, and they have one of the best sites of information on feral cats.

Noah's Ark Animal Rescue in the Haute-Vienne, France - pets

The Caring Community Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (CCSNAP) provides vouchers to spay and neuter companion animals of local families needing financial support. In 2018 alone, Noah’s Ark subsidized 846 surgeries for area dogs and cats whose owners lacked the resources to do so.

Participating veterinarians provide the surgeries with the cost shared by CCSNAP and the pet owner.

CCSNAP is open to residents of Jefferson County, Iowa, who meet program guidelines. Periodically as funding permits, residents of Davis, Keokuk, Wapello, Van Buren, and Henry counties may apply. If you reside in one of these counties you can request a voucher by calling CCSNAP at 641-472-6080 or sending us an email. Residents of Washington County can contact PAWS & More Animal Shelter at 319-653-6713. If you do not reside in one of these 6 Iowa counties, contact Spay Iowa or the Iowa Humane Alliance.

Area residents may also want to take advantage of these annual promotional spay/neuter programs.

Since its inception in 2001 through 2018, CCSNAP has helped to spay and neuter more than 10,440 community dogs and cats. This is in addition to all shelter dogs and cats, who since 2006, are altered prior to adoption.

To help end the problem of homeless pets, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to CCSNAP today. Credit card donations are processed by PayPal. However, you do not need a PayPal account in order to make a credit card donation. When you click the button below, you are taken to a secure PayPal payment web page.

Make a Donation to CCSNAP

Five Good Reasons to Spay or Neuter Your Pet

by Carol Kline for Noah’s Ark Animal Foundation

It’s a simple fact that there are too many dogs and cats born each year. Millions of these innocent animals end up abandoned-either by the side of the road or in animal shelters—to meet an uncertain fate.

It’s a bad situation any way you look at it: it’s expensive for taxpayers, a safety hazard, a waste of resources and most importantly, a terribly cruel way to manage the populations of companion animals who share our hearts and homes. The good news is that there is an easy solution. If all of us spay or neuter our pets, this problem can be eliminated.

Yet, somehow the problem persists year after heartbreaking year, because not everyone is willing to do this one simple thing. Even well-intentioned people who mean to have their pets spayed or neutered, wait too long and find themselves faced with unexpected litters.

Money no longer has to be an obstacle. Financial assistance is available from Noah’s Ark’s Caring Community Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (CCSNAP), so everyone can afford to do the responsible thing.

The plain truth is: People don’t make it a priority. Here are five reasons to make that spay or neuter appointment TODAY!

  1. It’s the humane thing to do. One of the most popular excuses people use to justify NOT spaying or neutering their pets is that they feel it’s not “natural.” Domesticating wild animals and keeping them in homes as pets isn’t “natural” either. But the pet-owner relationship—with all its joys and benefits—is here to stay, so it’s up to us as pet owners to responsibly manage this “un-natural” situation. We’ve created animals who are dependent on us to give them homes, so we’d better be sure there are enough homes. This necessitates our intervention in our pet’s reproductive life.
  2. An altered pet is a better-behaved pet. Another reason why leaving pets in a “natural” (unaltered) state is a bad idea is behavior problems. Dogs and cats are happiest without the biological drives (for territory, dominance and mating) that help them succeed in the wild. In fact, most of the common behavior problems in pets disappear once the pet is neutered or spayed-especially when the animals are altered at an early age. Veterinarians can spay and neuter dogs and cats starting at 4 months of age. This also saves money since the price of the spay/neuter operations is based on a pet’s weight and younger pets obviously weigh less than full grown ones. It’s a documented fact: Spayed and neutered cats and dogs make better pets. They are happier, more content and easier to live with!
  3. Healthier pets. In addition, pets are healthier and live longer after they have been spayed or neutered. Many cancers in both male and female animals can be avoided by simply having a pet fixed before it has a chance to reproduce.
  4. It saves money. There’s a myth circulating that selling purebred puppies can be lucrative. Any responsible “backyard” breeder will tell you: If you think you can make money breeding and selling puppies, think again! The truth is that only large, professional, “puppy mills” profit from selling pups and that is generally at the expense of the dogs’ mental and physical health.
  5. Less work and mess. Another reason people give to not spay and neuter a pet is that they want “just one litter” so that their children can experience the “wonder of birth.” This is a great idea in theory, but in reality, it is expensive, messy and time-consuming to take care of a mother animal and her brood. More importantly, what if it isn’t possible to find homes for all the puppies and kittens? Worse, what if the new homes don’t spay or neuter the puppy or kitten they adopt? Then that “just one litter” can multiply exponentially, contributing to those millions of unwanted animals that are born—and destroyed—every year.

Noah’s Ark urges everyone to please spay and neuter your pet… so there will be homes for all of them!

Noah’s Ark

What was the real Noah’s ark like? How many animals did the ark carry? Was there a global flood? Here are answers to these questions and more from the Ark Encounter.

The Real Noah’s Ark

The Ark Encounter in Northern Kentucky is a life-sized reconstruction of Noah’s ark. But what about the original ark? What did it look like? How many animals did it carry? Why did Noah build it? Why do we find so many ancient flood myths? Get answers to these questions and more below.

Overview of Noah’s Ark

Noah’s ark was a massive ship, built at God’s command, that saved Noah, his family, and representatives of every kind of land-dependent, air-breathing animal from the global flood that took place over 4,300 years ago.

The ark was 510 feet long, 85 feet wide, and 51 feet high and it housed the several thousand animals God brought to Noah. The global flood lasted about one year. The ark came to rest on the “mountains of Ararat” (Genesis 8:4), and Noah’s family, with all the animals that were saved from the flood, eventually spread throughout the world.

What Did Noah’s Ark Look Like?

Genesis describes the construction of the ark in three verses:

To understand the actual size of the ark, it’s important to know what a “cubit” is. A cubit is an ancient measurement of length based on the distance from the elbow to the tip of the longest finger. The actual length of a cubit varied between different ancient groups of people. Though the ark’s cubit length is uncertain, it may well have been one of the long or royal cubits (about 20.4–20.6 in.) since many ancient structures were built according to long cubits.

If so, the ark was actually bigger than the size described in most books today, which frequently mention a shorter cubit (if they even bother to try to be accurate). Based on a royal cubit on the short end of the spectrum (20.4 inches), the ark would have been 510 feet long, 85 feet wide, and 51 feet high.

For more information on the size of Noah’s ark, check out How Long Is a Cubit?

Why Did God Tell Noah to Build the Ark?

The Bible tells us why God instructed Noah to build the ark.

Ever since Adam’s sin, the world had grown increasingly more rebellious. Because of the corruption and violence, God said he would destroy man and all land-dwelling, air-breathing animals on the earth. But Noah found favor with God (Genesis 6:8), so God had mercy on mankind by saving righteous Noah and his family from the impending judgment upon the earth.

For more information on why Noah built the ark, check out Why Build the Ark?

Other Flood Traditions

Did you know there are over 200 myths from all over the world about a major flood?

Since the Bible is God’s Word, we can know that the true account was recorded by Moses and is found in Genesis 6–9. The many flood myths are retellings of the real event that have been distorted through centuries of passing down information. The earliest records of the event date back two millennia before Jesus was born. Some of these traditions are older than Moses’s writings, but that only confirms that these tablets were written earlier, not that the contents were original or correct.

Myth Civilization Similarities to the Biblical Account
The Epic of Gilgamesh Mesopotamia Construction of a boat, destruction of all humanity, dove, raven, sacrifice
The Ark of Nu’u Hawaii Construction of a boat, Nu’u vs. Noah, rainbow, post-flood sacrifice
The Nüwa Flood China Construction of a boat, Nüwa vs. Noah, divine judgment
Deucalion’s Flood Greece Construction of a boat, divine judgment
Manu’s Flood India Construction of a boat, preserving animals
Unu Pachakuti Inca Construction of a boat, divine judgment
Thai Flood Thai Divine judgment on human cruelty

For more information about other flood traditions, check out World Flood Myths.

Where Is the Real Noah’s Ark Today?

In the past century, dozens of individuals have claimed to have located the ark. Most of these modern searches have focused on Mount Ararat in Eastern Turkey.

In 1949, photographs of the northwest side of Mount Ararat were taken by a United States intelligence agency. A large structure can be seen jutting out of the ice and snow. However, the object in the images may be nothing more than a natural rock formation.

George Hagopian claimed that when he was a young boy in 1908, his uncle took him up Mount Ararat to the Ahora Gorge area. Hagopian said they found a large ship, and he walked on its roof. At least a dozen expeditions have explored the Ahora Gorge since then, but to date, none of these adventurers has found the remains of Noah’s Ark.

Another proposed location is the Durupinar Formation. This “ark-shaped” formation lies approximately 15 miles from the summit of Mt. Ararat. It was popularized by Ron Wyatt, who claimed to have found numerous artifacts in the vicinity to corroborate his claims. Often heralded as the remains of Noah’s ark, the Durupinar site appears to be just one of many similar-looking geologic formations in this region of Turkey.

For more information about the location of the real Noah’s Ark, check out Was Noah’s Ark Found on Mount Ararat?

Non-Profit Animal RESCUE CHARITY

Helping the animals of Mazarrón for a better future for all.

About US

Noah’s ARC is a registered animal rescue charity (7. 971/1) created to rescue injured, badly treated and abandoned animals in the Mazarron area of Murcia province. Our main focus is the rescue and welfare of dogs. Whilst we currently only take in dogs we always try to help with any injured animal. ​

We are actively working to build more relationships with other animal charities throughout Europe to ensure that we can help re home more animals. We also assist other charities/rescues locally where we can, as we believe we can achieve far more for the animals if we work together.

We have been rescuing dogs since 2001 and have grown from small beginnings to currently having around 100+ dogs under our wing. Our rescue is run solely by dedicated volunteers and is funded entirely by donations and our charity shops.

We hope you enjoy looking through the site … please come on in and meet our dogs!

PS Don’t forget to check out our new Fostering Page!

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