Early Saturday morning on Dec 6, the sleepy little fishing towns of North Abaco buzzed with activity. Newcomers were seen combing the neighourhoods with open cans of dog food in their hands, making odd whistling noises as they walked in a half crouch through the houses. Trucks and trailers loaded with dog crates and traps, were spotted cruising slowly through the previously empty streets. It was a curious sight for the towns people. But the news had already travelled from Cedar Harbour to Fox Town in a coconut-telegraph minute. The North Abaco Spay and Neuter clinic had come to town.
October is observed as 'Adopt a Shelter Dog’ month' in the United States and so this is a very appropriate time to give thought to be animal shelter here on Abaco. Sadly, too many people abandon their dogs which are often not spayed or neutered. They reproduce in large numbers and live malnourished lives on the streets.
The Animal Shelter will be holding a Spay and Neuter Clinic on October 24, 25 and 26 at Dr. Derrick Bailey’s Island Veterinary Clinic next to Abaco Hardware. This service is absolutely free to any persons with dogs who cannot otherwise afford to have these animals spayed or neutered. Persons are encouraged to bring in their own pets and inform the clinic or Abaco Shelter of any other dogs they know of that need bringing in.