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Sponsor a Potcake Dog at the Humane Society of Grand Bahama

The Humane Society of Grand Bahama is a private, non-profit, charitable organization committed to alleviating animal over-population on the island, and further committed to the overall welfare of all animals of Grand Bahama.The majority of the dogs are of mixed breeds, locally referred to as “Potcakes.” This name is derived from a popular dish there, peas and rice. The “cake” that sticks to the bottom of the pot was usually thrown into the yard for the dogs (and in many cases, it still is). Potcakes are an officially recognized breed in the Bahamas!

Potcakes typically have smooth, short fur with little or no undercoat, cocked ears, a hound-like rib cage and long terrier-shaped faces. More rare are the shaggy or rough-coated Potcakes. The “typical” Potcake is brown, but colors range from party (brindle) to black, white, cream, yellow, and red. Adults stand about 24 inches high at the shoulder. Normal adult weight is 25 pounds in the bush, but once healthy and homed, they can weigh 30-45 pounds, depending upon bone structure.


Please consider Sponsoring a dog to help with the expenses for a dog:

Every $ will help the dogs.

We have sponsored Paula. She is waiting for a loving home, and so many others are as well. Please click above and you will be redirected to the HSGB page. Then click the blue sponsor button to help with the funds needed to feed and care for these beautiful animals. We can’t save them all, but we can all try and sponsor one or two until they do find a home. Thanks in advance.


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Bimini Dog Potcake for adoption – Rescue

 

Meet Butch 

Born on Christmas Day ( about 5 months old)

He is a potcake and is very sweet. Good with other dogs. He is NOT neutered, but will be vaccinated before he arrives in FL with rabies and DHLPP. He was treated for parvo in Nassau and is now a happy and healthy boy. He has a ride to FL on May 20th and needs a foster or forever home. For more information please email straydogsofbimini@gmail.com

Adopt A Potcake Dog

PG is in desperate need of a loving home. This little potcake was found emaciated near a garbage bin, she was just 16lbs!!!! After being in foster care for a month she only had put on 1 pound despite being fed REALLY well!! Her then foster mother brought her in the the vet clinic as something was clearly wrong. After some thought and testing we have confirmed that she has a pancreatic problem known as EPI, which doesnt allow her to absorb what she needs from food. After placing PG on a highly digestible food, Hills i/d, and Pancratabs (neither of which are very expensive) daily she has already begun to put on weight and is now 22lbs. She is a small potcake who i think will probably be at a max out at 25lbs. PG would make a great companion, she loves affection and attention. She is crate trained and knows how to sit, we will continue to do some training. She has done very well with other dogs and my cat. Euthanasia was considered due to the fact that she has a health issue and homes are hard to come by but i wanted to give it a try. Unfortunately, i cannot keep her permanently and if she doesn’t find a home soon a difficult decision may have to be made. Please spread the word about this amazing little girl. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me here on Facebook or via email at evanessabethel@gmail.com EDIT: She will be in Florida soon and still available for adoption. We are willing to find a way to bring her to you if need be.

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BAHAMAS POTCAKE Spay and Neuter PROJECT COULD SEE 2,000 STRAY ANIMALS NEUTERED

From: The Tribune

 

MEMBERS of the Bahamas Vets Association met last night to discuss a mass spay and neuter project that could affect upwards to 2,000 stray animals in the Bahamas.

Project Potcake would be organised in conjunction with Animal Balance, an American non-profit group that would send its own vets to perform the operations, free of charge.

According to animal rights activists, the project can only start pending confirmation from the Ministry of Agriculture which will probably rely heavily on consultation from the Vets Association.

Members of the association acknowledged a stray problem to The Tribune, but revealed that they still have some have “reservations” about Project Potcake.

Association president, Peter Bizzell, spoke prior to last night’s meeting and said association members will make a “fresh assessment” of the stray problem, how Project Potcake could possibly help, and how the project would fit in with current spay and neuter programmes.

“The idea is to address it collectively and that’s what we are going to do,” Dr Bizzell said. “All our members who are practising are doing (spays and neuters) on an ongoing basis, (Project Potcake) is interesting, it’s great, but it has to be done in a way that doesn’t interfere with what’s going on, already.

“What we’re trying to do is develop a consensus and a win-win situation for everybody.”

Basil Sands, an association member, had sentiments similar to Dr Bizzell’s.

“I’m for a mass spay – neutering but I have some reservations,” he said. “On the islands, we have some unemployed or underemployed vets and to bring in foreign vets, I don’t think it’s politically expedient. We have Bahamian vets that are unemployed who could do the same thing.”

Speaking with The Tribune last week, Lissa McCombe, Bahamas Humane Society board member, said she is “very excited” about the possibility that Project Potcake could start in the Bahamas.

“It’s going to be 20 vets coming in for four days and they are paying their own way here. The only thing we need to do is raise money for supplies,” she said.

“It’s going to make an immediate and significant difference in the amount of unwanted animals, therefore making the burden on the Humane Society and other animal groups a lot lighter.

“There’s only two groups that have to sign off on it, the Minister of Agriculture – who has been very positive – and the Vets Association. The project really hangs in the balance of whether the Vets Association votes for or against it.”

Laura Kimble, chairman of the Bahamas Alliance for Animal Rights and Kindness (Baark!), is another supporter of Project Potcake.

“We go around and we’ll spend a Saturday picking up dogs in the community, but there’s only so much we can do as volunteers,” she said.

“Maybe 500 to 1,000 animals over the course of a year, at best. With this project, we can do 2,000 strays in one week.”

The project will get Baark “over that little hump so we can really start decreasing the number,” Ms Kimble said.

“It’s an incredible amount of time and work that Baark has to do, and we’re so excited that this project could knock out a big part of that,” she said.

Published On:Wednesday, January 18, 2012

By DANA SMITH

dsmith@tribunemedia.net

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