By Joanne Feinstein Abacobuzz.com On the Abaco islands, it’s important to remember that it’s not just humans that make up our community, our furry friends are also part of our family! Whether it’s a cat, a dog, or something a bit more exotic, animals are a big part of everyone’s …
Dear Editor, Please allow us space to comment on a topic that was raised at a recent meeting of the residents of North Abaco with their M.P., Mr. Darren Henfield and reported in the August 1st edition of The Abaconian. The residents complained about the stray dogs at the community …
Volunteers gathered on the grounds of Friends of the Environment on the weekend of November 18, where the large covered porch and a separate room had been made into a temporary Spay and Neuter clinic.
Dear Editor, Dead dogs were found on the road just below Leisure Lee heading towards Treasure Cay. On Friday, about 1pm while on a family outing we came across two dogs tied together slung over a dock piling, drowned. One appeared to have been shot. They look like they were …
With close to 50 dogs residing at the Abaco Shelter, the eleven volunteers who run the facility day in and day out are in desperate need of additional volunteers to help with caring for the animals on a regular basis. These duties include cleaning bowls, feeding, cleaning, and administering medicine. …
The special screening of “It’s A Potcake Life”, a documentary produced by Evelyn Vaccaro of Vaccaro Creative Productions, New York, was a grand success. The event was held at the Abaco Inn on Elbow Cay May 15th, 2016. With a breathtaking backdrop of the Atlantic rolling across the beaches on one side, and the twinkling harbour lights on the other, the venue was a perfect complement to the launch this special film.
Another highly successful spay and neuter clinic was held in Marsh Harbour during April, running the weekend of the 24th through the 26th. One hundred and forty three dogs and sixteen cats, males and females, were neutered or spayed under the determined care of talented veterinary professionals and volunteers.
Abaco Shelter presently cares for approximately forty dogs and with more being rescued on a regular basis, the pens are getting too few and too small. Several compatible dogs are penned together, but sometimes aggressive dogs can find a way to their enclosure.
Spay and neuter clinics were held at Dr, Bailey's Island Veterinary Clinic October 24-26. These clinics are completely free to people who cannot otherwise afford to have their animals spayed or neutered and are invaluable in helping to reduce the number of stray animals on the streets. Unfortunately, owing to the extremely rainy weather on Friday, numbers of animals having surgery this time were down.