Saturday, June 3, 2023

Animal Shelter Sees Rise in Pet Surrender Because of COVID-19 Crisis

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The Bahamas Humane Society says it is beginning to see a large number of animal surrenders due to the effects of the COVID-19 lockdown.

The charity and veterinarian clinic says it began supplying food to families facing hard times, to prevent surrender of their pets, as many people are unable to work due to the coronavirus crisis and some households are on a strict budget.

“The Bahamas is one of the most expensive places in the world to live. Many people live below the poverty line and due to the Covid-19 pandemic unemployment levels are soaring.

“We don’t want people to lose their beloved pets so we try and help as best we can. Unfortunately this isn’t always possible. We have had a huge number of surrenders over the last few months.”

Photo credit: Bahamas Humane Society FB

The animal organisation is pleading for donation of food for the beloved animals.

“We need your help. We are in desperate need for dog and cat food, wet and dry.

“We supply food across the island to strays, our animals in foster care and to owners that cannot afford to feed their pets.”

The charity is a no kill shelter, primarily operating on donations.

A Covid-19 campaign was launched on Fundrazr where all the donations made will be matched to $25,000: https://fundrazr.com/31fJb3…

You can also donate via Venmo:  Venmo@Bahamas Humane Society. The username is: BahamasHumaneSociety

To donate via PayPal: PayPal.me/bahamashumanesociety

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