As well as helping pet owners spay/neuter their pets , one of Baark’s main focus is carrying out TNR in Nassau and the family islands.
WHAT IS TNR?
TNR stands for Trap-Neuter-Return. The majority of stray dogs and cats unfortunately will never become adoptable and TNR is the most humane and effective alternative to euthanasia for managing and over animal populations.
We go into neighborhoods and trap stray dogs and cats, take them to a local veterinarian for a quick/spay neuter surgery along with a vaccination. Once awake and deemed healthy we return them to the spot we found them.
Over time these populations naturally decrease in numbers and save thousands of helpless puppies and kittens being born into a life of suffering, disease and painful deaths.
LONG TERM IMPACT
1 unaltered female dog and her subsequent offspring can produce 67,000 puppies in only 6 years.*(peta) An unspayed female ca and all of their offspring, producing 2 litters of kittens per year, can produce well over 10,000 kittens in 5 years. This program will provide a dramatic reduction in the number of puppies and kittens will be born to suffer on the streets of Bahamas. Less stray animals also provide safer and healthier communities.
Baark! believes that spay and neuter is the only way to solve the Bahamas problem of animal overpopulation and suffering. We also promote and provide education on responsible pet ownership to local communities.
Read the article from the Humane Society on managing outdoor cats with TNR