The Humane Society of Grand Bahama (HSGB) is in a pickle. And I don't mean the tasty dill kind and certainly not a bread & butter. I mean the kind that could leave upwards of 100 dogs euthanized. But YOU can save a life.
My "sad-puppy-face-please-help" efforts are normally directed toward issues on my home of Bimini, The Bahamas. Island Paws Rescue (IPR, http://www.islandpawsrescue.org/home.html), a US 501c3 (fancy code talk for non-profit) has been a-mazing over the last few years in making sure the volunteers on Bimini have the funds and stateside support we need to help Bimini's stray dogs and cats. But right now, they are asking for help so they can help our friends at HSGB (geography lesson: Grand Bahama Island, where Freeport is located, is north of Bimini, and also in the country of The Bahamas).
HSGB is suffering financially. With the struggling economy in Freeport, they recently lost a major donor and are now faced with the need to layoff several staff and reduce the number of animals, particularly dogs. Realistically, they need to get 60-70 dogs and puppies out of their shelter in the next month. Island Paws Rescue wants to do whatever they can to get these dogs into good, quality US foster and forever homes so the option of euthanizing them is off the table.
Private pilots have already pledged to donate their time & aircraft to get the pups to Florida. But first they need health certificates (charity rate $25/pop). Many will need continued medication (costs variable). And those placed outside Florida will have cargo airfare fees (discounted rate averages $100/dog).
So please. Even if you haven't been to Freeport. Even if you normally donate to Bimini efforts. Even if you are sick of me always talking about stray dogs. Please consider giving even a couple of bucks. Funds raised here will be used by IPR to help HSGB get as many dogs to safety as possible.
And of course, if you want to foster or adopt, contact IPR and check out some of the pups in need: http://www.humanesocietygb.org/avDoglistRev.php