September 04, 2019
"We as the veterinary community are completely heart broken by the devastation Hurricane Dorian has caused to our country.
We want the public to be aware that we are putting a plan into action to assist those animals in need in the affected islands.
The Veterinary Medical Association of the Bahamas in conjunction with BAARK (Bahamas Alliance for Animal Rights and Kindness), The Bahamas Humane Society, and The Ministry of Agriculture are pleased to work along with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). IFAW is an international organization that has the expertise to help us navigate the days, weeks and months ahead. Many persons have reached out wanting to assist either with donations or volunteering and we greatly appreciate this gesture.
We are currently waiting for an assessment to be done so we can identify what specific needs we have whether it be modes of transportation, supplies, or animal care volunteers.
If you or someone you know would like to donate supplies or your time to this relief effort please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject of "Volunteer". Please include your name, best way to contact you (phone and/or email), and how you can be of assistance.
If you or someone you know needs assistance relocating animals from Abaco or Grand Bahama please email email@example.com with the subject "Assistance Needed". Please include the name of the owner, best way to contact the owner, how many pets, the full address where the animals are located, and if any of the animals are injured or are in need of medication.
At this time we are asking for pet food donations to be dropped off at any of our participating clinics which include: Happy Pets Animal Hospital, Animal Medical Group, Palmdale Veterinary Clinic, Caves Village Animal Hospital, Purrfect Pets Veterinary Clinic, Central Animal Hospital, Marathon Veterinary Clinic, Bahamas Humane Society, and All Creatures Animal Clinic.
We greatly appreciate your support during this incomprehensible disaster. Please keep Abaco and Grand Bahama in your thoughts and prayers and continue seeking out any opportunity to help in whatever way possible. "