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“Serafin Guardian Angel to abused and abandoned animals”
Review of Noah's Ark (El Arca de Noe) - CLOSED

Noah's Ark (El Arca de Noe)
Benidorm, Spain
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Serafin Guardian Angel to abused and abandoned animals”
Reviewed 1 May 2011

my daughter and i first visited serafin in 2005 when on holiday, we now live in spain and have visited serafin and his team frequently until closed, i would like to say that the work serafin and his colleagues do is amazing bearing in mind that most are volunteers, not employees they do it for the love of animal and their aboration of the cruelty inflicted on these defenceless animalsnot for the money, so please before criticising the the work that serafin and his voluteers do please have the decency to do your research and understand that this is run solely on donations, it is not government funded they do not have big companies and endless funds available to them, they work very hard to ensure the best possible life for these abused and abandoned animals with very little resources, it is not just money they rely on its also food for the animals and people who give up their time to help keep the sanctuary going as a home for future abandoned and mistreated animals such as the bears, monkeys, wolves and tigers and numerous other animals irresponsible people take on as pets or for show in lobbies of hotels i applaud serafin and his team of voluteers they truly are the guardian angels of the animals they have rescued and deserve your support not critiscism El Arca is a wonderful and amazing place where you will laugh and cry and a great place for young people to realize and learn that animals take responsibility love and care. To serafin and his team i applaud you and the work you do and thankyou for the opportunity of visiting such a wonderful santuary, Hope that in the future you will once again open your doors again

Visited June 2010
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1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“dedicated human beings giving care to previously ill treated animals”
Reviewed 3 July 2009

this sanctuary is a must see for any visitor to the area the love and care given to these creatures who for the most part have only known cruelty is wonderful.unfortuneatly due to rules and regulations it is at the moment closed but go anyway and leave a donation no matter small every cent helps to keep these beauyiful animals alive

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2 Thank normansgirl
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england
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A must to visit”
Reviewed 2 June 2009

My wife and I vsit every year and hope our donations help to keep these animals from the cruelty and certain death they would have faced. We are not necssarily animal lovers as such but last year we saw a blind lion cub, albino python, tigers which were discarded pets from some Indian mansion, bears from a Russian Circus and lots more.
Well worth a visit. Just a note of caution though.....We visited in Mrch and again in April this year and on both occasion it was closed for safety work

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2 Thank bobby82
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Fleetwood, England
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“At last, these animals are enjoying life.”
Reviewed 25 April 2009

We have visited El Arca yearly for the past five years and never fail to be moved by the previous suffering of the animals there. Our favourite is the Sphynx cat. We met it as a 12 week old kitten and immediately were hooked on the breed, to the extent my son is buying one today!
El Arca is a must for anyone who appreciates large animals and who recognise that the sanctuary is being run with very little money. Quite clearly, the animals are loved and as cared for as they can possibly be, within the constraints of finance and space which are obvious. Don't expect a high class zoo--that isn't what the sanctuary is about--it is about care and love. Enjoy!

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la Marina
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A must for anyone who loves animals and understands rescue work”
Reviewed 16 April 2009

Noah's Ark is a fantastic place the animals are rescued and are all waiting to be rehomed, visiting is a real experience. be prepared for a few tears as you will be up close to many beautiful animals it is a very moving place. This is not a zoo so has daily tours, 1pm and 4:30pm, there is no entrance fee, just a request for a donation.living fairly local and have now been several times. Debbie

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