Animals/Pets

The Canine Distemper Virus
The Canine Distemper Virus

July 07, 2014

As some of you may know, we are currently experiencing a serious outbreak of the Canine Distemper Virus (CDV), in possible epidemic proportions, on the island...

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It's official: Operation Potcake a huge success
It's official: Operation Potcake a huge success

February 07, 2014

THE second installment of the mass spay and neuter project known as Operation Potcake was officially a huge success, with 1,220 animals fixed in just five days...

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Operation Potcake on target for huge success

February 06, 2014

THE mass spay and neuter project known as Operation Potcake is on target to have its second huge success in a row with around 1,000 animal fixed in just four days...

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Bahamas Iguanas Smuggled to the UK
Bahamas Iguanas Smuggled to the UK

February 04, 2014

The biggest question is how did the Nassau Airport Authority personnel who are the security, not spot this... !!!!

Thirteen "incredibly rare" iguanas that had been stashed in socks by smugglers have been seized by a customs team at Heathrow Airport.

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Ready, Set, Strut
Ready, Set, Strut

November 15, 2013

A pleasant afternoon on Sunday 10th November at Goodman’s Bay, both two and fourlegged
walkers were ready to stroll the two-mile scenic route along the new Cable Beach
strip for Baark’s fourth annual ‘Strut Your Mutt Walk-A-Thon’. Almost 100 people and
their dogs took part in the event helping to raise over $9,000 for Baark’s spay/neuter and
education programs all over the Bahamas.

At the colourful finish line all ‘strutters’ were treated to a delicious Ben and Jerry’s ice
cream and a refreshing drink from Liquid Courage whilst the four-legged walkers each
received numerous Purina dog treats.

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Greetings from the Bahamas Humane Society
Greetings from the Bahamas Humane Society

May 17, 2013

Thank you to those who came out and supported us at the BHS/Pedigree Animal Fun Day! We saw many people and dogs at this event and a great time was had by all. The grey clouds only helped keep it cooler and kindly didn't drop much rain on us. Together you helped us raise over $7,000 for the BHS.

Thank you to the many companies who donated items and sponsored our games and mini-raffle, including Powerboat Adventures, Bahama Hand Prints, Mendoza Imports, Balduccino Fine Foods, Yellow Strawberry Beauty Salon & Spa, The Wine Lounge, Pet Heaven, Windermere Day Spa & Salon, Tambearly School, Bristol Wines & Spirits, John Bull Limited, D'Albenas Agency Ltd., One & Only Ocean Club, Caribbean Bottling Co., (Bahamas) Ltd., Insurance Company of the Bahamas Limited, Marco's Pizza, Harding-Lee & Company, Bahamian Brewery & Beverage Co., Bahama Republic, Bahamas Waste Limited, and Super Value. We couldn't have done it without you, or without all our amazing volunteers. Thank you!

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“Purple Paws” Live Auction Success for Non-Profit Group Baark!

May 10, 2013

Raising over $27,000 from a spirited live auction, raffle draw and ‘fund-aneed’ donations, the inaugural Baark! (Bahamas Alliance for Animal Right sand Kindness) ‘Purple Paws’ event was a resounding success. The purple themed evening held on April 27th at The Ocean Club Estates Beach Club, was hugely anticipated and a sell out event. Upon arrival each person was given a purple bidding paddle in the shape of a paw print. Atlantis singer Alia Coley serenaded guests as they enjoyed cocktails and tasty cuisine by sunset in the stunning location.

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Bahamas Humane Society News
Bahamas Humane Society News

April 24, 2013

The weather held (mostly), and we all enjoyed an amazing time at the BHS/Pedigree Animal Fun Day this past Sunday. Thank you to the many people and companies that helped support the BHS for this day of family fun.

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Meet Roger - The Once in a Lifetime Potcake

April 15, 2013

Roger, one of Operation Potcake’s most moving success stories, has undergone a delicate surgery to save his paw. Now back in Nassau after accompanying Roger to Florida for the five-hour orthopaedic procedure, his rescuers are appealing to the public for help with the $5,000 medical bill.

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Post-puppylifts, Volunteers And Fosters Still Needed At The Humane Society Of Grand Bahama

April 03, 2013

As the euphoria of last month's major puppylifts wanes, we find our feet being guided solidly back to earth by our normal daily routine.  Which, as always, includes a mix of mundane, shocking, or just plain sad and tragic events.  

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Bahamas Humane Society Animal Fun Day - April 21st

April 01, 2013

Nassau, Bahamas - Plans are under way for this year's Animal Fun Day, sponsored by Pedigree. This day of family fun will be held on Sunday, April 21st in the Botanical Gardens from 12 noon to 6 p.m. Does your dog have the waggiest tail? Do you and your dog look alike?

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Fire Breaks Out At Police Headquarters
Fire Breaks Out At Police Headquarters

March 07, 2013

A fire erupted at Police Headquarters yesterday afternoon a few feet from the fire services department. However, all of its fire trucks were out on call.

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Humane Society Of Grand Bahama's Dog Show A Winner All Around

March 06, 2013

The Humane Society of Grand Bahama's 28th Annual Dog Show was a great success in every way.  Despite the very chilly day, over 400 people and almost 100 dogs came out on Saturday, March 2.  
Mother Nature smiled on us and the rain held off. 

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Bahamas Humane Society updates
Bahamas Humane Society updates

March 05, 2013

Hello, all!
I hope you're managing to stay warm through this latest cold snap. Don't forget that your outside animals will need shelter and warm blankets to snuggle up into!

Thank you to all those who have helped support the 2013 BHumane Banner Campaign and to Lombard Odier for providing overall sponsorship. The banners will be coming down next week, and we'll let you know, those of you that bought yours, when you can pick them up.

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HSGB's 28th Annual Dog Show Ready To Give Dogs And Owners A Chance To Show Off

February 20, 2013

Get ready Grand Bahama - the 28th annual Dog Show is next Saturday, March 2nd!  Are your dogs ready?  We've changed things up a little this year to keep it fresh and fun. 

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Canadian Royal Potcake Rescue Seeking Flight Escorts

February 11, 2013

Canadian Royal Potcake Rescue is looking for flight escorts for Rescued animals between Toronto and Bahamas. Please contact us on Facebook. We attend spay and neuter clinics and work on issues relating to the Potcakes to prevent these issues along with compassion.

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Film and Television Productions – Where Bull Sharks Run

January 31, 2013

Miami, Fl -- 01/30/2013 -- Sharks are some of nature’s most sought after animals in the production world. The Bull Shark (Carcharhinus leucas) has long been considered as one of the oceans top predators. Perhaps that is why divers and non-divers the world over get such an exciting adrenaline packed thrill from encountering them.

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Strange Sight At Atlantis
Strange Sight At Atlantis

January 30, 2013

A team of 28 Atlantis aquarists, divers and veterinarians completed the transfer of a 1,110-pound manta ray from the resort's 2.7 million-gallon marine habitat back into the Atlantic Ocean as part of their renowned release and research programme.

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Atlantis, Paradise Island Rescues Endangered Manatee and Relocates her to Dolphin Cay
Atlantis, Paradise Island Rescues Endangered Manatee and Relocates her to Dolphin Cay

January 29, 2013

Paradise Island, the Bahamas - January 26th 2013 -- The Atlantis Animal Rescue Team, with the assistance of the Bahamas Department of Marine Resources (BDMR) and The Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organization (BMMRO), successfully rescued Georgie, a West Indian manatee and relocated her to the Atlantis Dolphin Cay Marine Mammal Rescue Center. Dolphin Cay is home to the only live marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation center in The Bahamas and is a member of the Bahamas Marine Mammal Stranding Network.

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Atlantic,Paradise Island Successfully Tags and Releases It's Sixth Manta Ray
Atlantic,Paradise Island Successfully Tags and Releases It's Sixth Manta Ray

January 24, 2013

PARADISE ISLAND, THE BAHAMAS (January 24, 2013) – Today at Atlantis, Paradise Island resort in The Bahamas, a team of 28 marine aquarists, divers and veterinarian team completed the transfer of a 1110-pound manta ray from the resort’s 2.7 million-gallon marine habitat back into the Atlantic Ocean as part of their renowned release and research program. This move marks the sixth successful manta ray release for the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) accredited resort, whose marine husbandry practices and research have contributed greatly to the acquisition of data on this species of which little is known. Poseidon was measured at a final wingspan of over 13-feet, with a mouth opening of 22 inches.

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