Every Friday, as many as 50 dogs and several cats are put down at the Government Pound. With your help, we can shift the focus from killing suffering animals to prevention, through spay & neuter programs and public education on responsible pet ownership.
Wednesday, 31 July 2013
Baark! On: Potcakes vs. Pure Breeds
Whenever we talk to people about
spay or neutering their animals, most are in total agreement. The idea of
operation potcake which took place last year and helped alter 2,315 animals
here in Nassau was well received and highly supported. We found that most
people, even non animal lovers are in favor of lowering the number of “nuisance
animals” here on the island. By nuisance animals they mean the potcakes that
litter the streets, homeless and abused. But when we asked them if they had spayed
or neutered their animal, we get a different story. “No, my dog is a pure
breed, I cannot spay her!”
We have to ask it; why is there
such a difference of opinion when it involves sterilizing potcakes vs. pure
We have heard the excuse pure
bred dogs are so much cuter than potcakes. Sorry, but have you seen a potcake
puppy, and can you claim any sense of originality in the look of a pure bred?
There are similarities for our Bahamian Potcakes but each one offers a unique
look, we are sure there is one at the Humane society for you!
Another reason we encounter for
not spaying or neutering their pure bred animals is because the person has
intentions of breeding the animal to sell the puppies or kittens. They firmly
believe that they will be able to sell every animal that is produced and
therefore do not believe they are adding to our stray dog population. This is
simply not true, there are many pure bred animals that end up on the streets or
shelters because they not able to be sold and then are simple discarded.
Please encourage your friends and family to
spay and neuter their dogs and cats, all of them – pure breeds and potcakes
alike. Consider adopting not shopping for your next dog or cat, the difference
starts with you and the stance you take in your family.
spay and neuter your animals.- All your animals!
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.