June 14, 2016
One side of this Bahamas Waste truck features Baark! and encourages people to adopt animals in need and to spay and neuter the pets they already have.
Bahamas Waste is bringing awareness to the work of the Bahamas Humane Society (BHS), Baark! and Operation Potcake through its supportive truck design and moving billboards.
The truck highlights the Humane Society on one side and Baark! on the other. Baark!'s mission is to carry out spay/neuter projects in order to reduce the homeless animal population in the country. The organization also promotes educational programs that it hopes will end the suffering of dogs and cats in The Bahamas.
"The private sector has always stepped forward to support an organization like the Bahamas Humane Society. Bahamas Waste has always been very supportive of us but this is just that one step more," said Kim Aranha, president of The Bahamas Humane Society. "As this goes through the streets it's going to build awareness that animals need to be nurtured, they need to be taken care of and that is the most essential thing."
Laura Kimple, Baark! president, said Baark! was thrilled Bahamas Waste took the initiative to create a truck that included the Bahamas Humane Society, Baark! And Operation Potcake.
"Bahamas Waste has shown us so much support over the years, and we are incredibly grateful to them. Baark!'s focus is on spay and neuter programs, so that less unwanted dogs and cats will end up at the Bahamas Humane Society. Baark! has assisted in having over 600 spay or neuters performed so far this year, and thanks to Bahamas Waste, the truck will help spread our message and create even more awareness!"
One side of this Bahamas Waste truck features the Bahamas Humane Society with the message to spread compassion and to be kind to animals. (Photos: Bahamas Waste)
Bahamas Waste has recently supported other organizations with its supportive truck designs, but this one touched the heart of Francisco de Cardenas, Bahamas Waste managing director.
"I just had a little puppy that died a few weeks ago and it was devastating, but the process had started before that. What these guys do, the executive board and board of the Bahamas Humane Society, for animal welfare is just amazing so it's something we felt we had to support."
Percy Grant, shelter manager at the Bahamas Humane Society, said he was grateful to the corporate citizen for deciding to bring about even more awareness of organizations that are operating to relieve suffering and overall animal welfare in the country.
Operation Potcake's (OP) logo is also highlighted on the truck. Operation Potcake was born from the overwhelming need to reduce the number of stray dogs. OP brings all the volunteers together with one objective in mind: Spaying and neutering as many dogs as possible in a short period of time. The headquarters for OP services are located at the BHS shelter, and all clinics are coordinated by the BHS with a committee formed by all the animal organizations in New Providence.
Bahamas Waste encourages people to adopt, and not purchase, pets; spay and neuter their animals to control the country's stray issues; and to always spread compassion.
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