More than 17 million animals were euthanized in this country
in one year. After instituting active TNR (trap, neuter,
return) programs, that number was decreased to 5 million!
Our Vision - We Have a Dream
At Noah's Ark we have
a dream. It's a beautiful Florida afternoon. You
are looking for something different to do. As you
are driving down a well-traveled road, you notice
a wooded park-like area. Near the entrance, you
notice a sign: "Noah's Ark Sanctuary for Abused
and Abandoned Animals."
Surprised, you decide
to follow the winding entry road through the woods.
As you enter a clearing you see a beautiful log
building with a huge screened porch. You also notice
off to the left a sign pointing to the rear of the
property which says, "Future home of Noah's
Amazed that an idea like
this exists, you decide to park your car and explore
Walking up a brick paver
lane, you notice that every brick is engraved with
the name of one of Noah's benefactors. You enter
a covered porch with rocking chairs and hear cheerful,
inspiring music.You see people quietly sitting,
enjoying each other. Many are holding cats, fondly
As you enter through
the glass front door, you see a lovely huge room.
The display shelves and cheerfully clothed tables
boast many cat inspired items. Everywhere you see
cat related items, including home decorating accessories.
Everywhere cats are roaming
freely - in the gift shoppe, sunning in the windows,
relaxing in cushioned baskets on high shelves. A
special kitty ladder leads up to the shelves with
baskets and more shelves that wind all the way around
the room. Even more enticing, you see that some
cats are in special walk-in screened rooms.
These cats are new to
Noah's Ark and are happily getting acquainted with
their new, safe and exciting environment.
Nearby you see a Noah's
Ark volunteer helping a loving couple select and
adopt a kitty.
Now you see the door
leading to the atrium and enclosed courtyard. Beautiful
music beckons you as you walk toward the posted
sign that joyfully declares "Today's entertainment
is the Pompano Symphony."
Filling the room are
people from all walks of life enjoying themselves
while the cats sun themselves, enjoying the attention
and counting their blessings that they truly have
this wonderful new life.
Our dream includes a
compassion program for first time juvenile offenders
and troubled kids. Most troubled youth have been
neglected in their homes, ignored or bullied at
school, and many have been shuffled through a poorly
managed foster system.
How can they learn about
caring and compassion? It has been proven that caring
for and learning to love animals develops not only
compassion, but purpose and a renewed sense of purpose.
We also have plans to
help heal the hearts of the elderly by allowing
them to adopt a pet for a day and have a true connection
with an animal who cares.
This is just the beginning
of our dream. We are committed to our vision and
will put every resource available to us to meet
We would love for you
to be part of this wonderful dream. There is no
greater gift to the self than knowing you have made
a difference for a being who just needed a little