Spay/Neuter 2,000 Stray Dogs & Cats in The Bahamas

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Spay/Neuter 2,000 Stray Dogs & Cats in The Bahamas
Spay/Neuter 2,000 Stray Dogs & Cats in The Bahamas
Spay/Neuter 2,000 Stray Dogs & Cats in The Bahamas
Spay/Neuter 2,000 Stray Dogs & Cats in The Bahamas
Spay/Neuter 2,000 Stray Dogs & Cats in The Bahamas
Spay/Neuter 2,000 Stray Dogs & Cats in The Bahamas
Spay/Neuter 2,000 Stray Dogs & Cats in The Bahamas
Spay/Neuter 2,000 Stray Dogs & Cats in The Bahamas
Spay/Neuter 2,000 Stray Dogs & Cats in The Bahamas
Spay/Neuter 2,000 Stray Dogs & Cats in The Bahamas
Spay/Neuter 2,000 Stray Dogs & Cats in The Bahamas
Spay/Neuter 2,000 Stray Dogs & Cats in The Bahamas
Spay/Neuter 2,000 Stray Dogs & Cats in The Bahamas
Spay/Neuter 2,000 Stray Dogs & Cats in The Bahamas
Spay/Neuter 2,000 Stray Dogs & Cats in The Bahamas
Spay/Neuter 2,000 Stray Dogs & Cats in The Bahamas
Spay/Neuter 2,000 Stray Dogs & Cats in The Bahamas
Spay/Neuter 2,000 Stray Dogs & Cats in The Bahamas
Spay/Neuter 2,000 Stray Dogs & Cats in The Bahamas
Spay/Neuter 2,000 Stray Dogs & Cats in The Bahamas
Spay/Neuter 2,000 Stray Dogs & Cats in The Bahamas
Spay/Neuter 2,000 Stray Dogs & Cats in The Bahamas
Spay/Neuter 2,000 Stray Dogs & Cats in The Bahamas
Spay/Neuter 2,000 Stray Dogs & Cats in The Bahamas
Spay/Neuter 2,000 Stray Dogs & Cats in The Bahamas
Spay/Neuter 2,000 Stray Dogs & Cats in The Bahamas
Spay/Neuter 2,000 Stray Dogs & Cats in The Bahamas
Spay/Neuter 2,000 Stray Dogs & Cats in The Bahamas
Spay/Neuter 2,000 Stray Dogs & Cats in The Bahamas
Spay/Neuter 2,000 Stray Dogs & Cats in The Bahamas
Spay/Neuter 2,000 Stray Dogs & Cats in The Bahamas
Spay/Neuter 2,000 Stray Dogs & Cats in The Bahamas
Spay/Neuter 2,000 Stray Dogs & Cats in The Bahamas
Treasure Cove cat trapping
Treasure Cove cat trapping

Thank you so much! We are accomplishing so much that we would not be able to do without your continuous support.  

The summer has been exceptionally busy in Nassau.  The Mobile Team has been working very hard in the summer heat.  We spent all of August and September at Lowes Wholesale on Soldier Road targeting the community of Nassau Village.  There are so many dogs and cats that need to be spayed or neutered!  Some of our volunteers worked hard in Treasure Cove trapping 27 cats, which were 'fixed' and then returned.  

In addition to the mobile clinic work, we are continuing to work with the local vets in Nassau, and our efforts on the out islands of The Bahamas continue. 

On September 23 and 24 Baark! partnered with Friends of Abaco Animals.  A few Baark! volunteers traveled to Hope Town and teamed up with local volunteers and Dr. Bailey who is based in Marsh Harbour. The team spayed and neutered 22 cats (28 cats trapped - 6 were recaptures who had been done), 1 male dog & 3 wellness visits.  That’s a lot of litters prevented!  Many thanks to everyone who stepped up to make it all happen by bringing food for volunteers, lending a house to host the clinic, the vet team of Dr. Bailey and Chamara, Firefly Resort for donating carts, and the Abaco Shelter and Treasure Cay for loaning traps and crates. 

In Eleuthera, another team will travel to Eleuthera to continue the efforts which started in 2021.  

Stay tuned for more updates.  We appreciate YOU! 

Donation from Treasure Cove
Donation from Treasure Cove
Cats in Hope Town
Cats in Hope Town
Cat trapping in Hope Town
Cat trapping in Hope Town
Ready for Dr. Bailey
Ready for Dr. Bailey
Hope Town Clinic Flyer
Hope Town Clinic Flyer
Wellness visits - Honey was rescued 3 years ago
Wellness visits - Honey was rescued 3 years ago
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Baark! Team at our Grand Opening
Baark! Team at our Grand Opening

We are so excited to share how busy we have been so far for the second quarter of 2022! 

With the arrival of the Mobile Clinic, the team has had their hand's full learning best practices and figuring everything out. 

We certainly have been moving around... 

  • March 21st 2022 - Baark!'s mobile clinic arrived in Nassau! 
  • Week 1 - Tuesday March 22 - Saturday, March 26 at Caves Vet Clinic - stocking and learning about the mobile clinic and doing our first surgeries 
  • Week 2 - Tuesday March 29th - Saturday April 2nd - The Team was at the Bahamas Humane Society helping with the backlog of surgeries 
  • Week 3 - Tuesday April 5 - Saturday April 9th - The Team was at the Bahamas Humane Society and on Friday April 8th and Saturday April 9th we had our Grand Opening Events!
  • Week 4 - Wednesday April 13th and 14th - finish at BHS & Easter Holiday 
  • Week 5 - Wednesday April 20th - Sunday, April 24th - Centreville 
  • Week 6 - Wednesday April 27 - Sunday, May 1 - Centreville 
  • Week 7 - Wednesday May 4 - Saturday May 7 - The team went to San Salvador for a small MASH clinic (without the mobile clinic) 
  • Week 8 - Wednesday May 11 - Sunday May 15th - Centreville 
  • Week 9 - Wednesday May 18 - Sunday May 22 - BASH, Chippingham 
  • Week 10 - Wednesday May 25 - Sunday May 29 - BASH, Chippingham 

We will keep moving around New Providence for the foreseeable future. 

Some of our highlights since the mobile clinic arrived...  

  • Children coming out and volunteering! 
  • The Bahamian Government pledging funding to Baark! for the first time since our inception! 
  • Lots of spays and neuters prevent lots of unwanted puppies and kittens from being born 
  • Tremendous positivity from the animal welfare community 
  • Building our volunteer program 
  • Starting our weekend Education Program 

We have a busy summer ahead.  We are very excited that three veterinary students are coming from France for 3 weeks to volunteer with us as we definitely need the help! 

Thank you SO much for your continued support - we could not make this happen without you! 

Big big hugs, Laura 

Kevin prepping
Kevin prepping
Dogs waiting for surgery
Dogs waiting for surgery
Cat in trap
Cat in trap
Dr. Jenn with a Kitten
Dr. Jenn with a Kitten
Long time animal advocate visiting the clinic
Long time animal advocate visiting the clinic
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 2021 Spay and Neuter Update

We’re thrilled to tell you that in 2021, with the help of your generous donations, we completed the following number of spay and neuters :

 2860 (1921 dogs + 939 cats) 

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446 Collaboration with Bahamas Humane Society Sunday Spay Days 

TOTAL 3,306 

Family Island Clinics

Many of the family islands in The Bahamas have hundreds of stray dogs and cats. These islands don’t have access to vets regularly and since the pandemic, with the inability to hold spay/neuter clinics, the number has grown significantly.  Recently we have really tried to help with this problem and last year we packed up our trucks, crates, supplies and volunteers on multiple occasions for:

6 Family Island MASH Clinics
5 in Eleuthera (including Governors Harbour, Rock Sound and Deep Creek)
1 on Long Island

Over 7,00 of our spay/neuters were carried out during these weekend clinics.  Family Island clinics are HARD WORK - they take a lot of pre planning and organization, on the ball co-ordination, extremely long hours – demanding both physically and emotional, sadly we often see cases of abuse and neglect. Luckily we have the most amazing group of dedicated, compassionate and determined volunteers who pull together and make this happen time after time.

We’re also proud that when we set up in these remote locations, we meet lovely people who genuinely care for their animals and have been very grateful for what we are doing. Hopefully our presence on the islands will also help with educating the population on animal welfare and responsible pet ownership.

Upcoming Clinics

Even though we completed many sterilizations, our work is very much still needed on the islands with hundreds more animals to be fixed. Our 2022 plans include taking Baark! on the road once again, heading to Rock Sound on February 25 for another Eleuthera clinic.  We will then be assisting with a clinic on Andros March 17-20th -  which will be dedicated to our much loved supporter  and advocate Rick Goolander, who sadly passed away recently.  

Some of our helpers (Real Men Fix Their Dogs!)
Some of our helpers (Real Men Fix Their Dogs!)
Ready for my surgery !
Ready for my surgery !
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What our mobile clinic will look like!
What our mobile clinic will look like!

Spay and Neuter Update:

We are thrilled to share that for this year already we are at OVER 2,500 Total ‘Fixes’ - just think of how many unwanted puppies and kittens have been prevented! 

Family Island Clinics:

We are headed back to South Eleuthera at the end of October 28 - 30th.  This will be our fourth clinic in Eleuthera for 2021.

East Street Pocket Update:  

One of our amazing volunteers continues to focus on a very this densely populated section of Nassau between East Street and Nassau Street.  This is a great area for us to hand out our educational colouring books, and we are also continuing our food assistance program. 


Dog and Cat Population Household Study: 

From June to September we conducted a household survey in order to get a rough estimate of the number of dogs and cats in New Providence.  It was also a great educational opportunity and we handed out a door knob hanger so more people would be aware of Baark! We also distributed food on our walk abouts.  We are waiting for the results of the study. 

The MOBILE CLINIC: 

We have been working SUPER hard on the planning and preparation of the mobile clinic arriving in the first quarter of 2022.  We have finalized the design which we are very proud to share with you!!!  

 


Thank you again for taking the time to donate to Baark !

Sept 4 last day population study
Sept 4 last day population study
map on ap
map on ap
happy dog on study
happy dog on study
Diane and cats going home
Diane and cats going home
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Education
Education

 

Spay and Neuter Update:

As of April 30th our totals are staggering for this year already - 509 cats + 927 dogs = 1,436 Total ‘Fixes’ - we've been working so hard and your donations are really being used with the overwhelming requests we have gotten for spay/neuters.

Family Island Clinics:

We've finally started family island clinics again since the beginning of Covid-19, they are much needed for the animals in the communities and have been very well received by all. We send our equipment and truck ahead of time on the mail boat, then volunteers fly in for the weekend. It takes a lot of co-ordination and dedication.

So far this year we have held three clinics on the island of Eleuthera. 

1) Gregory Town , North Eleuthera = 75

2) Hatchet Bay in South Eleuthera = 168

3) Governors Harbour, Central Eleuthera = 138

Bringing the total to 381 animals there which were spayed/neutered and vaccinated ! 

We also completed a small clinic in Deadman's Cay. on Long Island in April.

East Street Pocket Update:  

One of our amazing volunteers continues to focus on a very densely populated section of Nassau between East Street and Nassau Street.  In May, 37 spay and neuters were provided, and all dogs were vaccinated and given flea and tick treatment.  This is a great area for us to hand out our educational colouring books, helping children learn about responsible pet ownership and the importance of spay/neutering their pets. We are also continuing our food assistance program, a lot of people are struggling financially since Covid-19 and we want to help keep pets and their families together as much as possible.

Ongoing efforts: 

Everyday we have calls from people who need our help.  Between our hotline, volunteers and the local vets we work really hard to make the lives of these dogs and cats better, one animal at a time, working towards our mission to reduce suffering and homeless pets.  Your support is invaluable and helps us continue this important work.  

Thank you again for taking the time to donate to Baark !

Clinic in Action
Clinic in Action
Baark truck on location in Eleuthera
Baark truck on location in Eleuthera
Amazing volunteers
Amazing volunteers

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Baark!

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sarah kennedy
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