News Vet visits

Vet Alert: Feb. 12-13, 2016

New date: Dr. Davis will be flying in on the morning flight and will be in Port Howe on Friday Feb. 12 and in Arthurs Town on Saturday Feb. 13. (The doctor had a family emergency and did not come on the January date we had announced earlier.) Spaying and neutering procedures are free, sponsored by the Cat Island Humane Society.


Vet Alert: Jan. 22-23, 2016

Vet Alert: Dr. Davis is coming to Cat Island and will be in Port Howe (the old schoolhouse) on Friday, Jan. 22 and will be in Arthurs Town on the Saturday, Jan. 23rd. Spaying and neutering procedures are free, sponsored by the Cat Island Humane Society.

Dr. Davis, veterinarian from Nassau, during his last visit to Cat Island in September 2015.
Dr. Davis, veterinarian from Nassau, helps the animals on Cat Island.
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Save the Date: Feb. 27, 2016 – Annual Fun Day

Save the Date: Saturday, Feb. 27 2016 is the humane society’s major fundraiser, the Annual Fun Day. More details to follow.

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Dog House Competition: New Feb. 2016 dates for drawing

Due to problems at both north and south high schools, the Dog House Competition will be postponed until February 15th. A drawing will be held on Feb. 27th at our Annual Fun Day to determine the winners of the houses.

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Coming soon: Dog Shelter

The Executive Board met and finalized the plans for the Cat Island Humane Society’s adoption shelter to be located in Knowles at Andrew Seymour’s home. Necessary materials will be purchased soon. Any labor involved will be voluntary and volunteers welcomed.

The goal of this project is to provide a well-cared-for healthy environment in which people can drop off and or adopt dogs. There will be a nominal fee charged for each drop-off to help defray the food costs. Spayings, neuters, worming and preventative shots will be offered at no cost. Feeding and care will be carried out by volunteers.

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Cat food added to selection offered by CIHS

We are happy to announce that we have added Purina Deli-Cat food for our feline friends. A 14 lb. container is for sale for $30.00 member’s price and $35.00 to non-members. This helps to round out our inventory supplying food for dogs, cats, chickens and goats. Food is available at Danson King’s home in New Bight and at Boggy Pond in Arthur’s Town.


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Report on Vet Visit Sept. 2015

Following a two week postponement and being spared the wrath of tropical storm Erika, we were able to bring Dr. Davis back for our third clinic of the year.

Due to a late plane arrival we didn’t start until 11:00 A.M. in Port Howe, where we were met by the most enthusiastic and patient crowd we have seen to date. Many exams, shots and fourteen surgeries were performed. It was wonderful to see three of the puppies Dr. Davis wormed in May back for spaying and neutering. One dog who had been dropped off and awaiting surgery proved to be a little reluctant about the whole thing. He simply ran away!

It was much quieter in Arthur’s Town on Sat. Dr. Davis spayed three and neutered one dog. He surgically removed a fatty growth from another. Deworming, rabies shots and travel documents were issued. Dr. Davis spayed the rescue dog Andrew nursed back to health and has found a home for her. We love a success story!

All in all, a successful weekend for the Humane population. We offer a huge thanks to Dr. Davis and Andrew for their time. And, Amelia, thanks so much for the photos!

Submitted by Jan Kessinger

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Dog House Project 2015

We are off to a great start this school year with our Dog House project.  All the materials have been ordered and will be shipped next week, Thudoghouse-logorsday, August 27th.  We plan to have them delivered to each school the same day in an effort to enable the students to begin when school opens.

We have included paint in the materials provided, so everyone is excited to see what the students produce this year.  The contest will end on Friday, November 27th with judging to be held on Monday, November 30th.


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Second Annual Fun Day Report

On February 28, 2015 we held our Second Annual Fun Day.  The group effort led by Gabi was a tremendous success.  Leslie, Miriam and Toni were selling raffle tickets and tee-shirts while Jan was in the ticket booth and Gabi and Patti handled the bar.

The games .. dominoes with Donna.. pool with Dave .. basketball with Stanley .. were very successful and fun for all.  Great prizes such as TVs,  cameras and tablets seem to be a strong incentive to win !!

Kay was, as usual, wonderful leading the children in having a great deal of fun.  There were prizes for them as well.

Thank you goes to the Shannas Cove ladies for manning the hoop-la tables which everyone enjoys so much.  Jan especially loved all the little ones who could barely see over the counter coming back time and again for more tickets.  Thanks also go to Rod and gang for all the help in setting up.

Our President, Danny King, was a fine MC announcing the raffle drawing and entertainment.

This year we want to express our appreciation to Andrew Jones, Ancient Man and Anderson for very generously donating their time for our live entertainment enjoyment.  Thanks also to Jurique Russell for being DJ for the event.

To all our friends who, once again, donated all the raffle prizes and hoop-la items:  we cannot begin to express our appreciation.  For without your generosity, none of this would have been possible.  It was a FUN day as well as financially successful allowing us to continue with our community projects in the coming year.
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Message from the President

       We held our Annual General Meeting and Election in March, 2014; and with our new Executive Board, experienced our most successful year to date.  We are hoping to be even busier in 2015.
       Our 1st Annual Fun Day was a financial success, as well as being a great deal of fun with people enjoying pool, dominoes, whist and hoop-la.  It was a busy day filled with music, food crafts, plants and a live auction.  The raffle drawing certainly excited the winners of over 30 prizes donated by local businesses and friends of CIHS.
       Since then, we have been working towards making the 2nd Annual "Fun Day" in February even more successful.  All monies earned are spent on projects we support during the year.
       For the first time we were able to support four Veterinary  clinics offering free spays, neuters, distemper shots, worming treatments and checkups.  Heartworm testing, medication and flea protection were also available at nominal costs.
       We have invested in educational materials to be presented at all the schools on Cat Island.  The past year has seen a rise in food sales for dogs, goats and chickens, all sold by us at cost.  This has demonstrated an increased awareness of healthy eating habits.
       The "Dog House Contest"  was held in the fall.  We provided all the materials needed for both high schools to build shelters.  Students designed, built and decorated houses which were then, by a drawing, given to members of the community desiring shelters for their dogs.  We hope to continue this project throughout the coming years.
       We have established a financial fund for a permanent Veterinary clinic and will continue working toward this long term goal.  We are in the process of investigating all possibilities of either building or renovating an existing property for this purpose.
       We would also like to create a financial aid fund to assist a Cat Island student wishing to pursue  a career in Veterinary medicine.
       As well as our fundraising events, we depend on membership dues, tee-shirt sales and, not the least, the generosity of donors.  We welcome you to visit us at