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Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary inc.

 

 

 

The sanctuary was founded and incorporated by a small group of residents from Rockford, IL on April 30, 1978. Their primary concern was humane care and population control. There have been over 20,000 animals that have been aboard the ark.

Each year hundreds of animals come to Noah's Ark in need of a warm bed, good meal, and most importantly a forever home. Our dedicated staff and volunteers work hard to ensure each animal receives the best care possible during his/her stay.

We receive no government funding and rely on the support and kindness from our community, private donations, bequests, fund raising events, grants, and volunteer help to complete our mission.

Noah's ark does not euthanize animals to make space to house others. We are a no kill shelter and work to preserve life whenever possible.

Our vision is to secure a safe environment for all companion animals. We envision where all people and their pets live healthy, happy, and long lives together.

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of one of our Founders and the President of Noah's Ark, Charles Stewart, on January 16, 2015. 

Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary

111 N. 1st St Rockford, IL 61107

(815) 962-2767

Fax (815)962-7204

HOURS OF OPERATION:

Monday, Tuesday Thursday(OFFICE HOURS) 9:30-5:30

kennel closes at 5:00

Wednesday (office hours) 9:30- 4:00                                

kennel closes at 3:30

Friday(office hours) 9:30 - 7:00                                        

kennel closes at 6:30

Saturday (office hours) 9:30-3:00                                 

kennel closes at 2:30

 

 

THE ADOPTION PROCESS: THERE ARE THREE REQUIREMENTS TO MEET WHEN ADOPTING AN ANIMAL. 

1) EVERYONE IN THE HOUSEHOLD MUST MEET THE ANIMAL. 

2) IF YOU RENT, WE NEED A RENTERS AGREEMENT TO SHOW THAT YOU HAVE YOUR PET DEPOSIT PAID IN FULL. AND YOU MUST SHOW IF YOU HAVE ANY RESTRICTIONS SUCH AS HOW MANY ANIMALS YOU CAN OWN, SIZE LIMITATIONS, OR BREED RESTRICTIONS, IF YOU OWN YOUR HOME PLEASE BRING PROOF I.E. TAX STATEMENT. 

3) IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO ADOPT A DOG WE REQUIRE A DOG MEETING TO MAKE SURE THAT THE ANIMALS GET ALONG. THERE IS A 24 HOUR WAIT ON ALL ADOPTIONS, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO PICK THE PET UP THE FOLLOWING DAY. THERE IS A COUNSELING SESSION WHERE WE GO OVER VALUABLE INFORMATION WITH YOU REGARDING FOOD, TRAINING, AND CARE.

DOG ADOPTION FEES:

$175 FOR A DOG OVER 7 MONTHS AND $275 FOR A DOG UNDER 7 MONTHS. ADOPTION FEE INCLUDES SHOTS, MEDICAL CARE, SPAYING OR NEUTERING, MICROCHIP (REGISTERED TO THE ADOPTER), AND RABIES AND HEARTWORM TESTING (FOR DOGS OVER 4 MONTHS). PUREBREDS ARE $300 REGARDLESS OF AGE. FOR ANIMALS TOO YOUNG TO BE ALTERED THERE IS A $50 REFUNDABLE ALTER DEPOSIT

CAT ADOPTION FEES: 

$40 FOR A CAT OVER 7 MONTHS AND $85 FOR A CAT UNDER 7 MONTHS . EXOTIC BREEDS $85. ADOPTION FEE INCLUDES SHOTS, MEDICAL CARE, MICROCHIP (REGISTERED TO THE ADOPTER), SPAYING OR NEUTERING, RABIES (FOR CATS OVER 4 MONTHS), AND FELV/FIV TESTING.

Noah's Ark makes every attempt to place all animals in the best home for the animal, Not necessarily the first home available.

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The Adoption Process: There are three requirements to meet when adopting an animal. 1) Everyone in the household must meet the animal. 2) If you rent, we need a renters agreement to show that you have your pet deposit paid in full. And you must show if you have any restrictions such as how many animals you can own, size limitations, or breed restrictions, if you own your home please bring proof i.e. tax statement. 3) If you are looking to adopt a dog we require a dog meeting to make sure that the animals get along. There is a 24 hour wait on all adoptions, you will be able to pick the pet up the following day. There is a counseling session where we go over valuable information with you regarding food, training, and care.

Our adoption fees: $175 for a dog over 7 months and $275 for a dog under 7 months. Adoption fee includes shots, medical care, spaying or neutering, microchip (registered to the adopter), and rabies and heartworm testing (for dogs over 4 months). purebreds are $300 regardless of age. For animals too young to be altered there is a $50 refundable alter deposit

Noahs Ark makes every attempt to place all animals in the best home for the animal, Not necessarily the first home available.

 

CLICK THE IMAGE TO VIEW MORE INFORMATION.

Adoption Process: There are three requirements to meet when adopting an animal. Everyone in the household must meet the animal. If you rent, we need a renters agreement to show that you have your pet deposit paid in full. And you must show if you have any restrictions such as how many animals you can own, size limitations, or breed restrictions. There is a 24 hour wait on all adoptions, you will be able to pick the pet up the following day. There is a counseling session where we go over valuable information with you regarding food, training, and care.

Our adoption fees: $40 for a cat over 7 months AND $85 FOR A CAT UNDER 7 MONTHS . Exotic breeds $85. Adoption fee includes shots, medical care, microchip (registered to the adopter), spaying or neutering, rabies (for cats over 4 months), and Felv/Fiv testing.

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NOAH'S ARK runs on volunteers!  Most of our staff began that way. ♥

We are always looking for dedicated volunteers that can commit to a set number of hours per month.  There is a lot of"behind the scenes" work to be done to keep our sanctuary running smoothly. This could range from cleaning cages to unfolding newspapers TO BOTTLE FEEDING INFANT ANIMALS. our volunteers are appreciated by the staff, ADOPTERS, and especially the animals here.

There is a lot of work to be done here everyday.  Please be prepared to do some physical work.  You must be at least 17 to volunteer alone.  Children 9 and older who want to volunteer can be accompanied by their volunteer parents, but must be supervised by them at all times.

Not everyone can do the hard work, we understand that.  There are a lot of other opportunities as well.  Please consider one of our new programs if you're unable to volunteer for a full 3 hour shift at the sanctuary

foster: Fostering for noah's ark allows us to save more animals. fostering entails housing and socializing a cat or kitten until they are ready for adoption.  if you have an office or business that can house an adult cat, you can foster! if you have a spare room in your home for a mom and her kittens, you can foster! if you have the time and dedication to save orphaned kittens and bottle feed them, you can foster! please come in to the ark for more information on fostering.

Dog Walking BrigadeWe want more dog walkers!  Come in and work 1 - 3hr volunteer shifts, then you can sign the dog walking waiver and come in whenever the kennels are open.  We hope it will be often! You have to be at least 17 to do this job, UNDER 17 YEARS OF AGE CAN WALK DOGS WITH A PARENT PRESENT.

Events & Fundraisers: We need volunteers to help us do more fundraising.  You would be walking around selling raffle tickets or collecting donations, showing off animals, standing behind a table answering questions, and helping us to set up and tear down our booth.  If you have an outgoing personality, this one is for you! PURCHASING A NOAH'S ARK TSHIRT IS A REQUIREMENT.

Office Help: We're looking for people with loads of charm to answer phones, complete office projects as needed, welcome people when they come in, and start their visit off pleasantly.  You need to be able to tolerate a wide variety of attitudes (with a big smile on your face) to do this job.

 

EVERY DONATION MAKES A DIFFERENCE IN A SHELTER ANIMAL'S LIFE. 

WE RECEIVE NO GOVERNMENT FUNDING. THE KIND HEARTED DONATIONS OF OUR COMMUNITY KEEP US RUNNING.

Noah's Ark is always in need of donations, being a non-profit organization. Please check back as this list is updated to reflect current needs

 

  • BLANKETS FOR DOGS

  • BLANKETS FOR CATS

  • BLEACH

  • Laundry detergent h.e

  • fabuloso floor cleaner

  • sandwich ziplock bags

  • CERAMIC BOWLS

  • kitten milk replacer

  • salmon friskies pate

  • Giftcards from Farm & Fleet, MENARDS AND LOWES

  • Postage Stamps

  • Distilled Water

  • Swiffer WET refills

  • Laundry Detergent

SPECIAL REQUESTS

  • LAMINATOR 

  • SHARK STEAM ACCESSORIES

  • STORAGE CUBES AND TOTES

  • FLOURESCENT CEILING LIGHT

  • CUBE STORAGE SYSTEM

  • VETERINARY SCALE

  • DESKTOP SCANNER

  • refridgerator

  • IPAD

  • STORAGE UNIT

if you live too far from noah's ark or you are unable to bring in donations for any reason, for your convenience we accept donations through amazon. we are always in need of supplies to run our organization and amazon has made donating simple and quick. .

You can click HERE to view our Amazon wishlist.

noah's ark is also associated with amazon smile. please select the ark as your smile recipient. if you need help with amazon smile please contact us at the ark 815-962-2767

Please click "DONATE THRU PAYPAL" above to make a donation to Noah's Ark. We receive no government funding, we strictly rely on donations from our community. Thank you for your support.

We accept vehicle donations as a means of support! Click on "VEHICLE DONATION" above to donate a car, truck, motorcycle, boat, and more!

 

 

Before you surrender a pet

we understand that sometimes it's just not possible to keep a pet, but before making that decision please consider all your options. When a pet is surrendered to a shelter the transition is difficult for them. Shelters are a high stress environment even for the most well-adjusted animal.

before you make your final Decision Please do the following:

  • Consult a trainer or behaviorist for help with behavior problems, call us if you need assistance finding someone
  • Talk to your veterinarian to rule out possible medical issues your pet may be experiencing, biting can be from pain
  • look for an alternative place to live that accepts pets
  • talk with friends and family for a possible new home for your pet
  • re-home your pet yourself. this transition is much easier than a shelter and you will know where your pet is going.

Please also consider the don'ts

  • don't drop your pet off in the woods or countryside. It is likely they will starve or risk injury
  • don't abandon your animal in a house or apartment thinking they will find a new home. this doesn't happen
  • don't give your pet to a stranger. pets that end up in the wrong hands are often abused or may be sold to a research laboratory

if you have exhausted all other avenues, consider surrendering your animal to noah's ark.

Necessary documents to surrender;

  • valid photo id
  • Any pertinent records on the animal, i.e. medical records, registration papers, bill of sale, etc.
  • Owners signature must be provided for noah's ark to accept an animal
  • we do not require a surrender fee but a donation is appreciated to help offset the costs for caring for your pet.

We do not take aggressive animals. we are a limited intake facility so please call ahead and check availability and make appointment for surrender.

 

 


OUR ANIMAL HOSPITAL IS JUST DOWN THE ROAD FROM OUR SANCTUARY! NOAH'S ARK ANIMAL HOSPITAL IS A LOW COST SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC WITH REASONABLE PRICES. WE ALSO OFFER VACCINES, EXAMS, HEARTWORM TESTING, MICROCHIPPING, FeLV/FIV TESTING, AND FECAL EXAMS.

OVERPOPULATION IS one of THE MAIN CAUSEs OF DEATH OF DOMESTICATED CATS AND DOGS. WE ENCOURAGE ALL PEOPLE TO DO THEIr part and have their animals altered in an effort to better their health and reduce the stray population.  

125 S. Madison st. rockford il 61104

1(815) 489-9800

hours of operation:

MONDAY: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

 TUESDAY: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

WEDNESDAY: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

THURSDAY: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

FRIDAY: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

SATURDAY: Open the 1st and 3rd 8:00-12:00

SUNDAY: CLOSED

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FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/noahs.ark.566/

INSTAGRAM: @NOAHSARKROCKFORD

TWITTER: @NOAHSARKRKFD

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