Animals/Pets

Shelter - we can't take any more animals
Shelter - we can't take any more animals

August 10, 2022

THE Bahamas Humane Society has announced it is currently unable to accept stray or owner surrendered animals.
This will continue to be the case until BHS is able to find homes for the animals it now has leaving additional room to accommodate new intake.

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Pet Food Institute and BAARK support Dannottage Estates Neighborhood Association's Love Your Pet Day
Pet Food Institute and BAARK support Dannottage Estates Neighborhood Association's "Love Your Pet Day"

July 05, 2022

On a hot and breezy summer day in Nassau, Bahamas pet care groups partnered with a community to make the lives of pets and those who call them their best friends a little bit better. The event in the park was organized by the Dannottage Estates Neighbourhood Association.

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Outrage over turtle harvesting
Outrage over turtle harvesting

June 21, 2022

A video recorded by a visiting American couple last week showed a loggerhead turtle with a rope around its neck in the water at the rear of a business in West End. This video not only kindled outrage among eco tour operators, but also sparked an appeal for laws prohibiting such incidents to be enforced. The ...

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Governor returned to the wild on World Ocean Day
Governor returned to the wild on World Ocean Day

June 10, 2022

A four-year-old endangered green sea turtle known as "Governor" was released back into Bahamian waters as Atlantis recognized World Ocean Day (WOD), which is celebrated every year in June and is an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of the ocean. The day also highlights how vital it is to treat the ocean sustainably ...

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New study shows extra cup of java may be good for humans, but keep it and all caffeine away from dogs, warns Pet Food Institute
New study shows extra cup of java may be good for humans, but keep it and all caffeine away from dogs, warns Pet Food Institute

March 30, 2022

Coffee lovers the world over likely greeted the findings of a new study showing a second and even third cup of coffee could be good for your heart with a sigh of relief, but the same chief ingredient that is a mood lifter for humans can be extremely harmful for your pet.

That’s the warning from the Washington, D.C.-based Pet Food Institute (PFI) which has been promoting pet health in the U.S. for more than half a century and in the Caribbean for nearly a decade.

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Shark tagging expedition draws Beneath the Waves supporters to Exuma for marine research tourism
Shark tagging expedition draws Beneath the Waves supporters to Exuma for marine research tourism

February 02, 2022

Jennifer Williams flew more than 3,000 miles to spend a day with sharks in the Exuma islands of The Bahamas. Robert Saad took time off from his busy job as COO of Canada-based Hillsdale Assets, the largest designer and manufacturer of swimwear for the Caribbean, to do the same.

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Pitbull Attack - STATEMENT FROM MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, MARINE RESOURCES AND FAMILY ISLAND AFFAIRS
Pitbull Attack - STATEMENT FROM MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, MARINE RESOURCES AND FAMILY ISLAND AFFAIRS

February 01, 2022

The Ministry of Agriculture, Marine Resources and Family Island Affairs is saddened to learn about the recent attack of a woman by Pitbulls. Under the Animal Protection and Control Act, 2010, the Government is seeking to ensure that the Animal Control Board mandates...

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When It Comes to Our Pets and LoveHold The Chocolate This Valentines Day and everyday!
When It Comes to Our Pets and Love…Hold The Chocolate This Valentine’s Day and everyday!

February 01, 2022

Wondering how to show your pets your love on Valentine’s Day? It starts with responsible nutrition, so hold the chocolate

It’s natural to hug and try to please the ones you love, especially in the season of love, but with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, experts are urging restraint -- if you truly love and care for the pets in your house, please give the hug, but hold the chocolate.

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A Wild Life for Animal Keepers
A Wild Life for Animal Keepers

October 01, 2021

It takes a small but mighty village to care for over 200 creatures representing 50 species of mammals, birds and reptiles at one of The Bahamas’ most famous attractions, Ardastra Gardens and Wildlife Conservation Centre.

“Our animal keepers play a vital role in wildlife conservation. Their love for our furry, feathered and scaled friends keep them dedicated to their jobs through rain, shine and hurricane season,” said Katherine Solomon, Ardastra’s director.

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'Obey the law' as crawfish season gets under way

August 03, 2021

THE Department of Marine Resources is urging fishermen to abide by fisheries laws as crawfish season opened on August 1.

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Govt to probe offloading of beetle-infested wood in GB
Govt to probe offloading of beetle-infested wood in GB

August 03, 2021

THE Bahamas Government has launched an investigation into the offloading of wood reportedly infested with an invasive beetle by a Panama-registered cargo vessel at Grand Bahama last week.

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Calls for fine for owners of beetle-carrying vessel
Calls for fine for owners of beetle-carrying vessel

July 30, 2021

THE docking and offloading of dunnage from a cargo vessel in Freeport with a shipment of wood infested with an invasive beetle have raised concerns among Bahamians who are calling for a huge fine to be levied on the owners of the vessel.

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SHIP WITH INVASIVE BEETLE OFFLOADS HERE: Vessel infected with Asian insect sailed to Freeport after US ban
SHIP WITH INVASIVE BEETLE OFFLOADS HERE: Vessel infected with Asian insect sailed to Freeport after US ban

July 30, 2021

Environmental activist Joseph Darville is outraged over the docking and offloading of a cargo ship allegedly laden with a shipment of wood infested with an invasive beetle that destroys crops.

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Shark Week episode to feature New Providence
Shark Week episode to feature New Providence

July 21, 2021

South-west New Providence will feature heavily in a Shark Week episode set to be screened during the second week in July, reaching potentially up to 88m homes in 224 countries.

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Pet Food Institute calls attention to need for shade, water or indoor habitat
Pet Food Institute calls attention to need for shade, water or indoor habitat

July 13, 2021

If you’re dressed in shorts and complaining about the heat, remember that your dog may be feeling the high temperatures even worse. Our pets require cool air, shade and access to a lot of water to stay safe during the summer.

But, tragically, many dogs whose owners or handlers don’t realize how much a few degrees difference in temperature can make, suffer in silence because they are left out in the sun, tied up in a yard or in a hot concrete parking lot with no shade and insufficient water. Every year, there are reports throughout the Caribbean of dogs seriously sickened or dying from heat stroke.

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Cane toads are back - and on the move
Cane toads are back - and on the move

July 01, 2021

CANE toad sightings have re-emerged in parts of New Providence, officials revealed yesterday.

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PUBLIC NOTICE-Closing of Grouper Season
PUBLIC NOTICE-Closing of Grouper Season

November 24, 2020

The following serves to inform the General Public the Nassau Grouper Season will be closed effective 1st December 2020 until 28th February 2021...

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Just when we get the all clear to go back to the beaches what do we find has been swimming around offshore - a great white shark
Just when we get the all clear to go back to the beaches what do we find has been swimming around offshore - a great white shark

November 09, 2020

Florida's scariest snowbird paid a visit to the state just in time for its winter tourist season -- a 2,000-pound, 15-foot great white shark...

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House of Parliament Speaker Halson Moultrie Test Positive for Covid-19
House of Parliament Speaker Halson Moultrie Test Positive for Covid-19

September 15, 2020

House Speaker, Halson Moultrie said the confirmation came early this morning by a doctor. The Speaker recommends that Senators and Members of Parliament are tested...

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Ningaloo Reef: Woman injured by humpback whale at Australian tourist spot
Ningaloo Reef: Woman injured by humpback whale at Australian tourist spot

August 03, 2020

A woman has suffered serious injuries after being struck and injured while swimming with humpback whales off the coast of Western Australia...

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