Bahamas Humane Society
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Founded in 1924, the Bahamas Humane Society is the oldest charity in the Bahamas and was originally called the Dumb Friends League. It is affiliated to numerous international organisations, including the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA).
It is the only humane organisation in the Caribbean to hold membership of the Standards of Excellence Program sponsored by the American Humane Association of which it has been a member since 1989.
The BHS employs two full time veterinarians. It offers a 24 hour emergency ambulance service and provides care for sick, injured and abandoned animals.
The BHS is not responsible for the collection of stray or dead animals. Stray animals are the responsibility of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (Canine Control Unit), while the Department of Environmental Health Services deals with dead animals.
The Bahamas Humane Society is a charity, Nassauâ€™s oldest. We have been in our Chippingham location since 1947, tending to the dogs and cats and donkeys and chickens and turtles and more in our care. As a charity, we rely on our veterinary clinic, our Thrift Shop, our fundraisers, and donations from people like you.
With the governmentâ€™s Emergency Orders of March 19, 2020:
- Fundraisers (i.e. large gatherings) are NOT possible
- Our Thrift Shop is CLOSED until the Orders come to an end
- Our vet clinic attendance is down (but still open, by appointment ONLY)
Our only major funding source left is YOU.
- If you are not yet a BHS member, consider becoming one, along with a donation
- If you are a lapsed/expired member, make now â€“ today â€“ your time to renew
- If you are a current member, consider an additional donation
With your support, the Bahamas Humane Society WILL make it through this shutdown and be able to be around for 95 more years on the other side.
How to donate:
By bank transfer (best method: Bahamas Humane Society - First Caribbean, Palmdale Acct # 1086176 Swift Code: FCIBBSNS â€“ also email firstname.lastname@example.org to say it is en route, please)
By credit card (next best, by email email@example.com or phone 323-5138)
By cheque (P.O. Box N-242, though the mail service is spotty, or hand deliver)
By cash (not recommended right now but we wonâ€™t turn you down!)
How to become a member: Membership fees are $30 individual; $75 family; $10 junior (under 18); $1,000 life; and $500 corporate. Fees can be submitted by any of the above methods. Please also email me along with firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm payment. The membership form is attached and also available here: http://www.bahamashumanesociety.com/membership/