Bahamas Alliance For Animal Rights and Kindness
Saving Lives & Preventing Suffering
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
VISION STATEMENT & CORE VALUES
It is Baark!’s vision of a community where every cat and dog is cared for and wanted.
CORE VALUES – LOVE
We are constantly learning from each other, our partners, communities, and pet owners, and improving along the way. We strive to provide educational resources to local communities with a particular 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 on to future generations.
We encourage personal agency through education on responsible pet ownership. We encourage staff and volunteers to approach communities with a positive mindset, intent on sharing constructive information instead of blaming and attacking.
It’s an ongoing challenge to provide subsidized access to spay and neuters. This work isn’t for the faint of heart but it’s the only proven way to see meaningful change. We remain relentless and committed.
Esprit de corps
We strive to create a feeling of pride and mutual loyalty shared by the members of Baark! We are only as strong as the passion each team member brings to the day and the depth of collaboration we create. Leave your ego at the door!
We are now celebrating our 14th year and are proud of our achievements to date:
We’ve provided more than 31,918 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 11 different family islands in The Bahamas – Spanish Wells, 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 ONE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED MILLION unwanted puppies and kittens being born into a life of suffering.