The most effective way to impact the many animal problems on New Providence is through an island-wide subsidized spay and neuter project, targeting those pet owners who would not otherwise spay or neuter their dogs and cats, and the stray and roaming dog population.
Proud Paws? goal is to spay or neuter up to 30 animals per week, or 1,500 animals per year. We anticipate that the majority of these will be dogs, and that more than half of the dogs will be female.
Proud Paws will set up an animal awareness education program to teach the basics of animal care and to develop responsible pet ownership within our Bahamian culture, and in our schools.
Proud Paws? spay and neutering project will be promoted by an extensive public relations campaign in the press, and on radio and television.
Before each dog or cat is spayed or neutered by Proud Paws, it will be examined by a veterinarian; treated for fleas and ticks; and vaccinated and wormed. Pets will be returned to their owners with information about the preventative medicine needed to ensure a long and healthy life.