Bahamas Alliance For Animal Rights and Kindness
Saving Lives & Preventing 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.
What Drives Us
We are now celebrating our 13th year and are proud of our achievements to date:
We’ve provided more than 20,367 free or subsidized spay/neuters of dogs and cats since 2009.
Provided interactive education for over 3,200 children.
Over the years we have assisted on 10 different family islands in The Bahamas – Inagua, Rum Cay, San Salvador, Andros, Abaco, Eleuthera, Exuma, Long Island, Bimini and the Berry Islands.
Using the highly publicized statistic that one female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 dogs in 6 years (and the statistic for one female cat and her offspring), so far we have prevented over NINETY-FIVE MILLION unwanted puppies and kittens being born into a life of suffering.