A mixed-breed dog known as a “Potcake” can be found in Caribbean islands, most especially The Bahamas or Turks & Caicos Islands. Although the potcake’s appearance varies and they frequently feature terrier, shepherd, or retriever qualities, they are regarded as having a “shepherd-mix” look. In The Bahamas, these dogs are known as “Bimini Dogs” and are prevalent through out the islands. They are well known for their friendliness and sweet temperaments, but their abundance do cause problems.
There will be a mobile vet clinic coming to Andros South Island from March 1- March 5th, 2023 to spay and neuter cats and dogs. This clinic is made possible by the nonprofit organization Baark Bahamas (click to go to their website). Spay and neutering are the only way to reduce the number of homeless animals.
Baark Bahamas facilitate sterilizations for both dogs and cats for owned pets whose owners cannot afford the fees. In addition, they go into the neighborhoods and trap stray dogs and cats, take them to a local veterinarian for a health check, and then sterilize them.! This is a great service to our community and the animals that live around us.
In the Bahamas, it is estimated that there are approximately 50,000 dogs on the islands and only about 3,000 are neutered each year. If we can help reduce these numbers a little by taking part in this clinic, we can make a huge difference in the lives of these lovely creatures and everyone in The Bahamas.
Please consider donating money or supplies to the Baark Bahamas organization to help the cause!
If you’d like to support the potcakes and The Bahamas, please visit Globalgiving.org to donate to this wonderful cause!
JC Weeks says
Potcakes are the best dogs out there if given a chance to thrive! My wife and I brought one back from South Andros with the help of Liz & Max last season and that pup is a rockstar! She loves hanging out in the fly shop, playing in the snow, and surprisingly enough is the pickiest eater I have ever seen.
If you have a chance, adopt a potcake. If that isn’t an option at the moment please consider helping organizations like BAARK to give these P-cakes a fighting chance!