The very attractive Baark! Truck
At least 3 days out of a week our main volunteer Lisa is out in communities of Nassau collecting animals for spay, neuter and return. One of the most beneficial aspects of this is that Lisa interacts directly with members of the community and educates them about responsible animal guardianship. Baark! believes that education is the only way we will change the future welfare of dogs and cats in The Bahamas.
Two weeks ago, Lisa went to speak to one family about their puppies in a neighbourhood called Elizabeth Estates. The Baark! truck and all its markings always attracts attention which is a huge bonus for our cause. Once they spotted the Baark! truck at a house, several guys who own and breed pitbulls came up and started talking to Lisa.
They wanted Lisa to provide vacinnes and explained to her the health issues that their pitbulls were having. Lisa explained to them that Baark! does not support breeding. We assist with spay and neuter because it is really important for the health of pets and we will provide vacinnations if their pet is spayed or neutered through Baark!
Lisa spent over an hour talking to a group of young men in the neighbourhood about diseases dogs can contract when used for breeding purposes. After explaining, the young men agreed that they cared about the health of their dogs and did not want them to get sick and die because of breeding. She left with 15 dogs to be spayed and neutered from the community that would have been used for breeding.
Baark! believes that spaying 1 dog or cat at a time, and educating 1 person at a time will eventually transform our country and the way we take care of animals.
Your kind gifts go directly towards spay and neuter which in turn prevents suffering.
Lisa and Michelle setting up dog traps