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

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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
Fix Me!
Fix Me!

On January 26, 2020, several Long Island based Baark! volunteers organized a MASH spay/neuter clinic at the Long Island Stella Maris Airport.  

Dr. Dorsett traveled from Nassau and operated on 7 owned dogs, 7 owned cats, and 16 wild trapped cats - 30 operations in total!!   Dr. Dorsett will continue to assist with surgeries for owners who cannot afford it when he goes on his monthly visits to Long Island.  Owners will be given a voucher to take their pet to Dr. Dorsett when he comes to the island.  

The pet owners and neighbors of stray cats are very appreciative and thank you for making this possible. The Long Island Team will also be having another 8 cat traps added to their supply to be able to humanely trap and fix more feral cats! 

Baark! will be hosting a MASH Clinic in Nassau in April with the goal of spaying/neutering 150-200 dogs and cats. 

THANK YOU for your support! 

Cats trapped
Cats trapped
Volunteers
Volunteers
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Customer
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Temporary Clinic in Marsh Harbour
Temporary Clinic in Marsh Harbour

After the urgent animal relief was completed post Hurricane Dorian at the end of October 2019, we realized that there were many dogs roaming in Marsh Harbour and we had a few reports of litters as early as late October. 

We knew we had to act right away! The challenge was we could not conduct our traditional MASH clinics where large volunteer teams of 10+ people come in for a weekend and we spay or neuter 100-200 dogs and cats, as there was no where for volunteers to stay.  

So we got creative! We were gifted 2 military tents from Global Medics so we took one to Marsh Harbour Abaco.  A kind Abaconian allowed us to use her property to set up our temporary clinic site.  We had a generator and a temporary water supply. 

We did a series of 5 1-day clinics starting November 13th and ending December 13th.   We had one main Baark! representative from Nassau stationed in Abaco, several really awesome volunteers who live in Abaco (some year round and some who are from other countries volunteering post Dorian and came to help on their days off !!) and then Dr. Solomon, his vet tech, and several other volunteers would fly up for the day.  Dr. Solomon and one other volunteer (usually his tech) would typically overnight as we could find accomodations for 2-3 volunteers.   Most days, Solomon operated up to 9pm at night! 

We spayed and neutered a total of 186 dogs and cats, mostly from Mainland Abaco and a few from surrounding islands. 

This work we hope helps to keep the population of Marsh Harbour down following Hurricane Dorian.  We are so grateful for your continued support. 

Next weekend a team is going to Nicholls Town Andros so stay tuned for an update! 

on behalf of the dogs and cats in The Bahamas we thank you very very much, Laura 

Busy Clinic
Busy Clinic
Puppies came back to Nassau
Puppies came back to Nassau
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Recovery
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cats
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Registration
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Trapping, Fixing and Returning 6 Community Dogs
Trapping, Fixing and Returning 6 Community Dogs

October is upon us! It is hard to believe.  Since Hurricane Dorian came through the Bahamas on September 1/2nd to say the last month since Hurricane Dorian has been busy and intense would be an understatement! Although we are primarily a spay/neuter organization, on this occasion we felt it our duty to do everything we could to help the animals such a dire situation. We are proud of our team, working with the community and how everyone has come together. Many people have lost their homes and entire possessions but being reunited with their pets has given them immense joy and we are proud to have been a part of that. 

However, we have still been keeping up our regular work in Nassau.  One of our volunteers recently had a report of quite a few dogs that were around a local business, and have a strong food source.  They just did not want them to have puppies. So Baark! went and trapped them - 6 dogs in total.  So they will continue to enjoy their life in the area, just without reproducing.   

Thank you for your continued support! We would not be able to do this without you.  

SPAY/NEUTER # UPDATE

Number of Spay/Neuters Since 2009 – 11,348

Number of Spay/Neuters So Far this Year: 1350

Thank you, Laura and everyone at Baark! 

Ready to get fixed
Ready to get fixed
Our traps work really well!
Our traps work really well!
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Exuma Clinic
Exuma Clinic
We are happy to share an update for April and May 2019. 
We have been busy helping lots of animals, and this wouldn't be possible without your support. 
April 5 - 7 - The team went to Georgetown Exuma.  At the Exuma Clinic they performed 78 surgeries. 
May 3 & 4 - San Salvador Clinic - Our new trailer is already getting lots of use! It was lovely to be able to take it down to the dock, unhitch and leave and then on the other end, Troy was able to just hitch up the trailer and take it to the site.  This saved a tremendous about of loading and lifting!  The 2019 San Sal Spay and Neuter Campaign was a big success! 29 animals were treated, some just came to see the vet and 19 were spayed or neutered. We rescued 3 puppies from the dump who were adopted into loving homes in Canada and we rescued a four month old pup on the brink of starvation and had her adopted into an incredible Sal Salvador home. The fact that our numbers are lower than usual is a true testament to our success with our Spay and Neuter Campaigns. It’s working yay!!
May 24-26 - Baark! returned to Georgetown, headed up by Lissa McCombe, to focus specifically on the wild and roaming dogs at the west end of the island. Many people in Rolleville, which is about 45 minutes away from Georgetown, are very willing to get their animals fixed but have no transportation.  The volunteers went a day before the vet and set all of our traps and picked up many owned animals from Rolleville and returned the next morning to find 90% of our traps filled. It was a time-consuming trip but we managed to spay and neuter 62 animals in about 36 hours.  There are many more animals on Great Exuma and many more settlements to target. We brought five somewhat feral bush puppies back to Nassau and are working with them at Potcake puppy palace to find amazing homes either here or abroad. 
With the summer heat upon us, we won't be hosting any MASH clinics until November, but our volunteers will continue regular pick ups and the Baark! call continues to ring for help from the public.  
Your contribution is greatly appreciated and goes a long way to make a difference reducing the suffering of dogs and cats in The Bahamas. 
Education is Key!
Education is Key!
Rescuing puppies goes hand in hand with Clinics
Rescuing puppies goes hand in hand with Clinics
Trapping is important
Trapping is important
Always make time for snuggles
Always make time for snuggles
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Lexi
Lexi
On February 15 - 17th Baark! Hosted The Lindsay Panning & Toby Hull Foundation Nassau Village Clinic.  Lindsay Panning & Toby Hull are existing supporting members who kindly donated a specific lump sum of $10,000 to allow us to host a MASH clinic and so we did! We had a MASH Clinic based out of Liquid Courage in Palmdale where we targeted Nassau Village.  Over 3 days, we spayed or neutered 196 dogs and cats.
Nassau Village is a community in Nassau that we have been wanting to target for a MASH Clinic for a couple of years now.  There are so many dogs and cats and while we were able to help some, this was just the beginning.  The community members were incredibly grateful for our help for the animals.
Check out the link for an amazing video made by our visiting Vet interns from the Netherlands. 
Our new truck! We received a wonderful donation of a new Hyundai 100 truck at the beginning of February from one of our supporting members.  The new truck was a huge help for this clinic allowing more efficient transport of animals.  
Two special Nassau Village rescues  We had some really special stories come out of this clinic including a few wonderful rescues. 
Lexi was found a wandering yet friendly street dog in Nassau Village. She was emancipated and has suffered a severely broken hip, erlychia and heartworm. The neighbors of the area asked that she not be returned to the streets as nobody could feed her. She won our hearts instantly in the clinic and is now in a loving BAARK! home.

Nellie was also found abandoned and terrified in Nassau Village and would scream in fear at the touch of a human hand. We spent the final day of clinic with a volunteer dedicated to cuddles and soon after Nellie was beginning to trust.  She then went on to our BAARK foster paradise in Norman’s cay and currently resides in Illinois!
We really want to go back to Nassau Village, but as our budget is limited, so we are working hard to raise funds to host another clinic in April! 
Lexi & Lissa
Lexi & Lissa
Nellie - fearful when found
Nellie - fearful when found
Nellie - confident and loving
Nellie - confident and loving
Nellie - happy and healthy
Nellie - happy and healthy
Nassau Village Recovery
Nassau Village Recovery
Waiting for surgery
Waiting for surgery
Cleaning cages
Cleaning cages
In the Clinic
In the Clinic
Recovering
Recovering
Happy Customer
Happy Customer
Strong Volunteers
Strong Volunteers

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Location: nassau, new providence - Bahamas, The
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sarah kennedy
Nassau, New Providence Bahamas, The
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