Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Baark On! Potcake Math
Thanks to the amazing success of Operation Potcake; a coalition of all the animal welfare groups (including Baark), the Bahamas Humane Society, the Vet Association and the Ministry of agriculture spayed and neutered a total of 2315 dogs, our city of Nassau is talking big time about the importance of spaying and neutering our animals.
Nassau has a stray cat and dog problem; that is a fact. Everyone knows it and everyone sees it. Some people have gone as far as to say just kill the animals and our problem will be solved. That solution is neither humane nor effective. Killing the animals temporarily reduces the population, but what about the animals that remain behind? They are still capable of reproducing and increasing the population, in fact due to the less competition for food the remaining animals will be healthier and therefore more fertile, meaning, the population will be able to increase at a faster rate than that of an unhealthy population.
The sheer number of homeless dogs and cats wandering our Bahamian streets creates doubt that spaying and neutering will make a difference. We are here to tell you it does. We at Baark! aim to educate and create a better understanding of the reasoning behind the spay and neutering programs, but we still have a long ways to go.
Let us introduce you to Potcake math. These staggering numbers that will help you better understand that our spay and neuter campaign is the not only the most humane method but also most effective method to obtain a healthier dog population in the Bahamas.
1 unaltered female dog and her subsequent offspring can produce 67,000 puppies in only 6 years.*
Operation Potcake altered over 2000 dogs here in the Bahamas during 10 days. Even taking a modest estimate, potcake math would suggest that we helped save over 250,000 unwanted puppies from being added to our roaming dog population.
That is amazing.
Those numbers speak for themselves; please continue to help support us at Baark! as we endeavor to make our Bahamas a more humane Bahamas.
* Stats taken from www.peta.org
Please spay and neuter your animals.
By ensuring your animal cannot produce more litters you are saving lives and decreasing the suffering of unwanted animals. Please consider donating or helping with Baark!’s efforts to improve animal welfare in the Bahamas. For more information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (558-3039)