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Noah's Lost Ark, Inc.
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  RESCUED ANIMALS

The stories below are a few of the more heart breaking ones, but all too often represent the lives of many of the animals we have rescued.

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RUGER - Cougar

A beautiful male cougar whose previous owner stated "she no longer liked him," and was going to have him stuffed by a taxidermist but that would cost her too much at $600.00! We sure are glad she called us and we were able to provide this magnificent animal with a permanent home. Ruger purrs loudly and cries out to us whenever we walk by.

 

RAMA - Amur Leopard

Amur Leopards are extremely rare and highly endangered. Taken from a failing breeding facility. Rama, throughout his life has suffered some very serious injuries at the hands of mankind. Trauma most likely inflicted by severe beatings has destroyed his right eye and caused broken bones in his tail and face resulting in blindness to his right eye. He was also malnourished and endures the pain of a botched declawing. Now he has a large enclosure and can climb trees and play like a leopard should.

FACT: There are less than 50 Amur Leopards left in the wild!

 

SARA

 
Above: Leo and Trouble

LEO, SARA & TROUBLE - Lions

Leo, Sara and Trouble all came from a breeding facility that has been closed down after numerous escapes. They arrived in very poor condition. Extremely thin, improper diets, sores all over their bodies and rickets. Sara especially suffers from an improper diet. Her poor legs are crippled and bent, she had a hard time walking. At the ages of 8 years for Leo and 12 for both girls, their injuries are irreversible and we can only make them comfortable.

 

BUBBA TODAY

BUBBA - Tiger

Bubba was rescued from a cruel and abusive owner. He was kept in a tiny cage. Bubba was full of parasites upon arrival. Our vet say Bubba is nearly blind due to interbreeding and malnutrition
when he was growing causing his skull to grow incorrectly and his eyes to be underdeveloped as well.

 

NAKITA TODAY

NAKITA - Siberian Tigress

This is Nakita - up for auction on the internet for anyone with $1.00!!!!

We had just gotten back from Kentucky with Sheba and had a message from a very distraught woman in a neighboring town. There was a tiger on Ebay starting at a $1.00!!! She called Ebay and they immediately removed the auction as it is against their policy to sell live animals. The people gave many reasons why they no longer wanted her. Insurance, no time, was actually their son's tiger. The founders drove over 17 hours to rescue her. She was crammed into a filthy, manure laden 10 x 10 pen up to her neck in manure and very thin. 17 hours back, stopping only to water and to feed her, we promised her a peaceful life. A life where her belly would be full and an enclosure she could run and play in. A life to make up for the years endured in filth and hunger.

 

SPOCK TODAY

SPOCK - Caracal
Spock arrived at Noah's severely underweight and in poor condition as you can see by his before photos

Below: Spock Before

 

 

Spirit & River

This poor little pony and colt arrived at Noah's through the help of a humane officer. Spirit is totally blind and has a new colt at her side. We welcome them both into our family.

 

 

KHIRA - Zorse

Meet Khria, she is a Zorse, of course! A Zorse is a hybrid offspring of a Zebra Stallion and a Horse Mare. As early as the 1700's the United States government tried crossing horses  with the tsetse-fly resistant Zebra to produce a "new and better mule." Zebra-hybrids usually have a peculiar pattern of striping over the head, neck body and legs with many often having a greater number of stripes than their Zebra parent. Khira, our Zorse was rescued from an auction house after having been written off as "untrainable." She is a cross between the endangered Grevy's Zebra and a Quarter Horse

MIKEY - Macaque

Mikey is a Macaque. He attacked his former owner and was bought to be a "pet." Noah's offered Mikey a safe, permanent home where he can just be a monkey

 

TONKA TODAY

TONKA - Bengal Tiger

Tonka arrived with Hawk and Pumpkin. All were kept in tiny, filthy cages. He was severely malnourished and their bodies caked with their own feces and they had urine burns all over them from lying in their own waste. Lethargic and weak from not eating, he couldn't even hold his head up the first time we saw him. Our vet says he only weighed 200 pounds upon arrival. Closer to 350 or more is normal!

Below: Tonka before, in a filthy cage

 

SIMBA TODAY

SIMBA Saved From Death Sentence!

Simba, a male lion whose mate attacked a man's daughter in Chillicothe, Ohio now calls Noah's Lost Ark his permanent home. Simba's mate, Sheba was killed during the attack and Simba was facing the same fate as his female companion until a caring volunteer fireman intervened on his behalf to save him from being shot as well. Within hours we were able to have Simba safely secured and on his way home to a place where he can live out his life in safety and peace

Below: Simba at home in Chillicothe, Ohio

 

 

PUMPKIN BEFORE (above)
 
PUMPKIN TODAY

PUMPKIN - Lioness

We found Pumpkin in the cage to the left on a cold February night. She arrived with Hawk and Tonka. Severely malnourished and poorly treated, she has what is known as Metabolic Bone Disease. She also has rickets, can't see well, has no muscle tone and stumbles and falls over. Her head tilts to one side and upon arrival could only walk in circles. Her bones are not developed right and she crawls when she tries to walk. Our vet examined her and currently she is in treatment. She curls up in a ball and her muscles seize with pain as she is finally free from her "prison." The muscle tremors are so severe she is biting at her own body in confusion crying out in pain. She, like the others, lived outside in these "crates" with no food, water or shelter. I cry as I try to comfort her with my voice. She is scared and disoriented. She does not know we are only trying to help. Tonight it was 8 degrees out and snowing. I cannot imagine how they survived. I cannot imagine how any human could look at them and walk away - we could not. Pumpkin is in our warm room barn in a holding area. We cannot put her out into a normal enclosure. It would be detrimental to her muscle and bone growth. So for now, we watch and wait. We pray also for Pumpkin, she needs our prayers.

PROGRESS: Pumpkin is doing so much better now. Her head is still slightly tilted and her growth is stunted, however, she is one happy lioness

 

HAWK BEFORE
 
HAWK TODAY
HAWK - African Lion

Hawk arrived with Pumpkin and Tonka.  He is approximately 7 years old. He lived in this cramped, manure laden cage, never being able to run. Weighing in at 150 to 200 pounds upon arrival, most male lions weight closer to 450 pounds or more! Severely malnourished, weak, caked with feces, he could only crawl over to us. His sides, legs and stomach were all urine-burned from lying in his own unclean waste. Severe lacerations were all over his face, especially on his nose. The end of his tail was cut off, oozing blood with bone showing through. We put straw down for them and fed them, brought them home and immediately called our vet. All were given antibiotics and vitamins and we must monitor their food intake carefully, slowly building them up to where they should be. He deserved better. This beautiful, regal creature was not shown the respect he so richly deserved. He is loved now, and starting to heal. It will take a long time. Every time he sees us, he calls out to us. He is happy and he knows we saved him, for he had not much time left. He has an enclosure big enough to run and play now. His spirit soars......That is why we called him Hawk!

 

Ming's first steps outside

MING - "The New York City Tiger"

Ming a 2 year old pet tiger kept in a New York City apartment has found a permanent home here at Noah's Lost Ark. Arriving scared and confused, we promised him a life of safety and peace. Ming was in quarantine for 30 days as in the case of all our rescued animals. He is adjusting well and enjoys watching the other big cats at play.

We thank the city of New York and all the caring people for entrusting us with Ming's care. We would also like to thank every courageous person who participated in Ming's rescue.

Sophie

SOPHIE - Liger

Sophie is a Liger - Half lion and half tiger. Rescued with Hawk, Bubba, Tonka & Pumpkin. Sophie is our clown, always in trouble and always smiling. She is affectionately referred to as "Big T" for Big Trouble. Because of her hybrid crossing she is much larger than an average lion. She has the coloring of a lion with spots on her head like a baby lion and stripes on her body and tail

 

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