Bahamas Humane Society News

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April 24, 2013

The weather held (mostly), and we all enjoyed an amazing time at the Bahamas Humane Society /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.

The BHS grand raffle was drawn at Fun Day. The winners are: First Prize: a trip to London for two -- Ticket # 0628 Mr. P. Kneale Second Prize: a trip to New York for two -- Ticket # 0805 Karen Barnett Third Prize: a week vacation to Cat Island -- Ticket # 0319 Superwash Fourth Prize; a weekend getaway to Treasure Cay, Abaco -- Ticket # 0604 Jenn Stack Fifth Prize: a $1,000 Super Value voucher -- Ticket # 0757 Roni Davis Reed Sixth Prize: a weekend getaway to Fresh Creek, Andros -- Ticket # 0313 Emily Stanly Please contact the BHS to claim your prize.

Coming up, you'll find the BHS at two events this Saturday,From 9 a.m. to noon, we'll be at Dog Day at Old Fort Bay at the Old Fort Bay Park and Playground. Come and meet some puppies, buy some dog/cat toys, purchase a copy of Maya Moon, and learn more about the BHS summer camp. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., we'll be at the BSFN Boat Show at Palm Cay Marina on Yamacraw Hill Road with dog and cat toys for sale along with BHS merchandise.

Also this weekend, on Sunday, April 28th, is Roger's Scavenger Hunt. See below for Roger's incredible story. You'll see many BHS staff and board members at this event.

Roger's Mom, Lissa says: "As many of you know, we rescued Roger during Operation Potcake. We originally thought that he had to be euthanized, but he showed such incredible spirit during his first few hours with us that we decided to do whatever it took to bring him back to life! And so our Roger love story began. His transformation has been remarkable to watch, and he has a personality to match! He recently had to undergo a delicate 5 hour orthopedic surgical procedure in Florida to save his right front leg. Although the clinic gave us reduced rates for the surgery, his bills have come to over $5000.

On Sunday, April 28th, we are hosting an incredible Scavenger Hunt covering Paradise Island, Bay Street and the Palmdale area to raise funds for Roger's treatment. We will begin at Green Parrot East Bay Street at 1pm (actual start time will be 2 pm) and all teams MUST be back at Green Parrot by 4 pm. Each car/team may have UP TO 5 PEOPLE, and it will cost $10 a head. Prizes will be awarded to 1st and 2nd teams!"

Planning ahead? Save this date! The BHS will be joining with the Meah Foundation for an event on June 1st. BHS animals and Roger will be featured on the next line of the Meah Foundation's snap bracelets.

The BHS Summer Camp registration is now open. Children aged 6 -13 are welcome at these animal-filled educational weeks. Cost is $125.00 per week, and camp runs from 9 a.m. to noon each day. To register, please call or come into the Shelter (or see us this weekend at the events!). For more information, please see the attached flyer.

We've had many dog and puppy adoptions over the past month. Thank you to all those who have helped the BHS continue its mission helping all the animals of the Bahamas!

Roger's Before and After Photo

News date : 04/24/2013    Category : Animals/Pets, Community/Charity

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