About Baark

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

2017

 

We are now celebrating our 8th year and are proud of our achievements to date:

– We’ve provided more than 7000 free or subsidized spay/neuters of dogs and cats.
– Provided interactive education for over 500 children
– Over the years we have assisted on 9 different family islands in the Bahamas – Inagua, Rum Cay, San Salvador, Andros, Abaco, Eleuthera, Long Island, Bimini, and the Berry Islands

– In 2017 our out island clinic work will include Long Island, San Salvador, Bimini, The Berry Islands, Abaco and Andros

– 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 Yearly Neuter Totals

Spay and Neuter is the only proven humane method in reducing stray and roaming animal populations and in turn needless suffering. We operate TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) programs and provide assistance for low income families.

Education on animal welfare and responsible pet ownership is of the upmost importance. We have a strong focus on children as those taught to treat animals with compassion and respect are not only kinder to other humans, but they take those values into adulthood and pass them onto future generations.

Our programs provide free or subsidized spays and neuters of cats and dogs. Baark! strongly believes in partnering and working together with members of each community in order to spread the accountability, education and to have a lasting impact. Fewer stray/roaming animals create a cleaner, safer and more healthy environments. The government pound is still of concern, and Baark! members are working with other animal advocates to implement the Animal Control Act committee which will give the animal welfare groups influence in the operations of the Canine Control Unit.

 

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:

Letter to the Editor

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

Baark's First Meeting

Baark’s First Meeting October 2009