Baark’s Mission is to carry out spay/neuter and education projects to reduce the homeless animal population and end the suffering of dogs and cats in The Bahamas.
Baark! is an entirely volunteer run organization, we receive no government funding and have no paid staff. All of our programs are financed by our own fundraising efforts and the kind donations from our supporters and fellow animal lovers.
2017 Spay and Neuter Goal
We are now celebrating our 8th year and are proud of our achievements to date:
– We’ve provided more than 6000 free or subsidized spay/neuters of dogs and cats.
– Provided interactive education for over 500 children
– Visited 6 different family islands in the Bahamas setting up 20 spay/neuter clinics, with the 2017 islands that will include Long Island, San Salvadore, Bimini and Andros.
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– Using the highly publicized statistic that one female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 dogs in 6 six year, so far we have prevented over ONE MILLION unwanted puppies and kittens being born into a life of suffering.
Baark! was formed in late October 2009 by small group of animal advocates after a letter written by 14 year old Kirsh Duncombe to the Bahamas Tribune Editor:
It was revealed that every Friday morning up to 50 animals are euthanized each week at the Canine Control Unit, known locally as The ‘Pound’. This number is made up of animals surrendered by their owners and strays trapped by Pound staff. We wanted to significantly reduce this number in addition to the amount of stray/roaming animals on the streets.