May 14, 2015
NASSAU, Bahamas -- Baark! (Bahamas Alliance for Animal Rights and Kindness) have been busy so far in 2015; Fundraising at their exciting new 'Carnivale Night' event and putting the money to work with their spay/neuter and education projects, creating cleaner, safer and more responsible communities in the Bahamas.
After being an integral part of Operation Potcat in January/February where 406 cats were spayed/neutered in just 5 days, Baark! has continued the important work to reduce the number of homeless animals on our streets through sterilization programs such as TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) and providing subsidies for low-income families with owned pets. To reduce the risks of Canine Distemper which was widespread in 2014, Baark! is also providing free vaccinations for dogs before their spay/neuter surgeries.
Education on animal welfare comes in tandem with the spay/neuter and is of utmost importance to the program's success. Baark! has already held two interactive kids camps at the Bahamas Humane Society, the first for 14 children from Gambier Primary School, ranging in age from 4 to 11 and the second for 23 Grade Three students from Adelaide Primary School. The youngsters learn about having compassion and respect for animals and how to be responsible pet owners. This is done through classroom-based activities, hands-on practical encounters with the shelter animals and question and answer sessions with Inspectors and staff.
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News date : 05/14/2015 Category : Bahama Islands Info Stories