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

 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) 

+

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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Educating & Trapping
Educating & Trapping
We are so proud to share that despite COVID-19 we did more spay and neuters than we have ever done in a year...
2602 total surgeries - that was 1736 dogs + 866 cats 
This wouldn't have been possible without all of your support through these hard times.  THANK YOU! 
We are working hard for 2021 and just in January Baark! 'fixed' 267 dogs and cats.  
GENERAL UPDATE: 
Other Baark! volunteers are out all over Nassau, collecting dogs and cats and taking them to the local vets to be fixed.  We are still giving out food to those who need it and also handing out our colouring books to kids in the community. 
DUMP UPDATE: 
One of our main volunteers was tackling a big straybusting case at the government dump.  
As of the end of January, 41 dogs were fixed and returned to the dump.  They were not social enough to be adopted but they do have a strong food source, and 21 pups were rescued from the dump and placed in foster care.  
UPCOMING: 
Baark! is headed to Eleuthera to do our first MASH clinic since Dorian + COVID-19 hit.  On March 12-14 we will be in Hatchet Bay, and the following weekend on March 19 - 21 we will be in Governor's Harbour. Stay tuned for the next report and update on Eleuthera. 
Thank you for your continued support, we couldn't do this without you.
The Baark! Team 
Food & 'Fixing'
Food & 'Fixing'
Dump work
Dump work
cat trapping
cat trapping
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Baark!'s new colouring book
Baark!'s new colouring book

Spay & Neuter is needed now more than ever. Due to COVID, The Bahamas is suffering from record-high unemployment figures.  The Bahamas Humane Society is overcrowded with 450-500 dogs and cats and the number of dogs and cats being surrendered each week is heartbreaking. Anywhere from 20-50  dogs and cats are being surrendered per week. 

Baark! needs to be out in the communities now more than ever.  And we need your support!  As of September 30th, we have spayed and neutered 1786 dogs and cats for 2020.

General Spay & Neuters: Our hotline has been ringing constantly with spay and neuter requests, and our 2 vehicles have been out on the streets collecting dogs and cats to be spayed or neutered and then returned.  

Focused Community Spay/Neuter work: In our July report, we told you about one of the areas we started working on in April 2020.  The same volunteer continued in that area until September and facilitated over 150 animals in the pocket of Quakoo, Peter, Brougham, and Milton Streets (4 streets between Market and East) to be spayed/neutered and vaccinated.  She also rescued about 30 unwanted puppies and had the police assist with 2 cruelty cases. As a result of our work, we connected with the Member of Parliament, Mr. Travis Robinson.  We plan to continue our efforts, focusing on this area starting in mid-November. 

Education:  We are proud to have just introduced our new Baark! coloring book, which incorporates a story written by our Education Coordinator, Shelley Hardman, and mirrors the education program we take to Primary Schools in the Bahamas. With the challenges that COVID-19 has presented, the coloring book is a way to reach more children and communicate our message about spaying and neutering, dog safety, and responsible pet ownership in a safe and efficient way.  The book also has an important section on Hurricane Preparedness for Pet owners, an issue that Baark! realized needed to be addressed after our rescue work in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian in 2019.

Food Assistance: As part of our COVID plea, IFAW pledged and donated $10,000 - $3,000 of which is to be used towards food assistance so we have also been distributing much-needed food in the communities we have been working in for spay and neuter.   

Hopeful Outlook: All of us at Baark! feel that despite it being a challenging time, working together with local pet food distributors, local community leaders and so many wonderful people like yourselves, we are able to make a positive difference, one dog or cat at a time.  

Thanking local Police Officers for their support
Thanking local Police Officers for their support
Why spay and neuter is desperately needed
Why spay and neuter is desperately needed
Food Distribution
Food Distribution
Happy Customer
Happy Customer

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