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Saga Humane Society would like to give our sincere Thanks to all of our supporters in the San Pedro Town community for helping to make our 10th Annual Halloween Party a fantastic success.  Thank you for your hospitality to our gracious hostess Charlene Woods and the amazing staff at BC’s Beach Bar. The beach was alive with the dynamic sounds of Valentino, aroma of delicious food and the sounds of giggling children.  It was a great day, despite the downpour and hurricane winds that blew the tents down.  Eventually the rain stopped, the sun came out and everyone had a howling good time. Our honored judges this year were Tamara Sniffin, Jan Brown, and Allen Soto.  They had a hard time deciding on the winners of the various Costume Contests. After much discussion the winners were announced. There was a tie for Cutest!

1st Cutest                                  Yankee as Pupcake                    Tula

1st Cutest                                  Bella as a Witch                         David and Benjamin

2nd Cutest                                  Pumpkin Princess                      Elsa

Scariest                                     Voshi as Zombie Dog               Siomarie

Best Team                                 Monsterish Dogs                      Monster High


Thank you to San Pedro Town Council for the use, delivery, setup of tables and tents.  The business community of San Pedro was very generous in their donations for our raffles, food and Silent Auction.  We would like to give our Thanks to our local business community who helped sponsor this event and helped make these events such a success. It is with their support and donations that enable us to continue providing services to our community. Please support those businesses that support their community. Please accept our humble gratitude.

DandE’s Frozen Custard & Sorbet Gift certificate

Pepperoni’s 16 in pizza-any kind

Licks Breakfast for 2

Spice It Up – Dinner for 2

Estels Breakfast or BBQ for 2

War Paint Gift Basket

Wet Willy’s Gift certificate

Wayo’s Gift certificate

Crazy Canucks Gift certificate

AJ’s Gift certificate

Castillo’s Hardware Gift certificate

Beauty Basket from Sandy

MELT Gift certificate

BOAZ 24 hr cart rental

Leslies Salon Free Hair Cut

ABC  Lunch

Mata Rocks Gift certificate

Picasso Spirits- Kahlua and Red Devil

Caliente’s Gift certificate

Red Ginger Gift certificate

DigiCell Phone cards

Zen Arcade– one free week of Yoga

Pet Master –Pet food and dishes

X-Treem Geeks Gift certificate

$200 Anonymous

$100 Anonymous

La Familia Tortillas

Three Brothers Store

Almaza Store

Dalia’s Store

One Stop Store

Big Tree Fruits & Vegetables

Quality Poultry

The Greenhouse

7-Eleven Store

Mark’s Store

Marina’s Supermarket

Lino’s Meat Shop

The Local Store

Caye Mart

Ritchie’s Supermarket

Lisa & Anthony Anderson

San Pedrano Store

El Dorado Store

Paradise Market

Maria’s Fruit Market

Wine de Vine

LC Distributors

Super Buy

La Divina Providencia

San Pedro Sun

Sunbreeze Suites 1 night double occupancy

Sunbreeze Hotel 1 night double occupancy

Captain Sharks Okuma Adult Rod and Reel & “Cars” Kid’s Tacklebox

Chuck and Robbie’s Dive Shop Snorkeling trip for 2

Scuba School Belize Snorkeling for 2 or One-Tank Dive or Resort Course

Mystical Adventures Half day Snorkeling for 2

Tanisha Tours Lamanai Ruins tour for 2

Searious Adventure Cave Tubing & Zip Line tour for 2

Mambo Chill Boutique Gift certificate

Go Fish Belize 1 hr. Fly Fishing lesson plus T-shirt and hat

Seaduced by Belize Trip to Cave Tubing & Xunantunich Mayan Ruins for 2

Conch Creative – Photo Session with 5 digitally enhanced photos + 1 ‘super’ enhanced art piece style portrait.

Tropic Air R/T Airline Ticket to Belize City Municipal

Victoria House  Dinner for 2

Blue Water Grill Gift certificate

A very special Thanks to all the volunteers who made this event possible. Our staff, board and local volunteers are truly the finest. They worked hard, helped enormously and we are fortunate to have such committed supporters. We couldn’t have done it without great cook Carolina Zapata. It’s through determination like theirs that we are able to help our island animals. Thank you all.

Kathy Marin                              Rebecca Coutant

Ingrid Lima                               Eileen Jamison

Renee Steinmetz                     Jackie Cervoni

Faride Salinas                          Iliana Paj

Sharon Metcalfe                      Ashley Goehmann

Allen Soto                                 Minor Perez

Pampered Paws staff

Through the generosity of all the people and businesses listed above, and also of the people of San Pedro Town who attended this event, Saga will be able to continue offering services to our community through Operation SNIP. The goal of Operation SNIP is to sterilize 75% of the island animals in 3-5 years.  This will STABILIZE the pet population. In doing so, virtually NO PETS will be strays, wandering and breeding freely. No animals will be born that will not have Forever homes.

Saga Humane Society


Saga’s Monthly Cook Off will take place on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at Average Joe’s Bar!  This month’s theme is DESSERTS!

Bring your favorite dessert to Average Joe’s to compete with some of the island’s best chefs.  Prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.  Or join us to vote for your favorite. Serving starts at 6:30 p.m.

All proceeds will go toward Operation SNIP (Spay Neuter Initiative Program). For every $100 raised, we will be able to SNIP 2 animals.  It’s HIP to SNIP!

There will be raffles with great prizes!  Live music!  Fun for all the family!  Come on out and support the SAGA Humane Society.

IMPORTANT NOTE!  This time only — for every dollar donated or made at the cook off, your donation will be matched by a donor up to US$1000.00!    Ruff-ruff-meow!



THANKSGIVING WENT TO THE DOGS at Fido’s with Kelly McGuire!  What an AWESOME and fun evening!

Our heartfelt thanks, purrs and tail wags go out to the fabulous musician and performer Kelly McGuire and Fido’s Restaurant and Bar (especially Nancy and Brian) for sponsoring Saga’s Fundraiser Thanksgiving concert & dinner on Thanksgiving night.

It was a beautiful evening, Kelly sounded fantastic, and everyone was dancing, singing and enjoying their wonderful Turkey and Pibil dinners that Fido’s created for the event.

The event was a great success!  Saga raised $2,170 BZ!  A whopping $980 came from the percentage of proceeds donated by Fido’s from their dinners and drink specials, $480 was donated from Kelly himself through a special auction of the “shirt off his back” and the percentage of proceeds from the sale of his own items at the show, $200 from a private donation by Mr. Paul Robertson and family, and $510 from the sale of raffle tickets for our wonderful prizes:  Snorkel Trip for two from Chuck and Robbie’s Diving, Sunset Sail for two courtesy of Belize Travel Adventures, a rod and reel from Captain Shark’s Marine Center, and a lovely gift basket from Kakaw Belizean Chocolate!

Thank you again to all these wonderful businesses for their donations, the individuals who came out to Fido’s to support Saga as part of their Thanksgiving celebrations, and Kelly, Nancy & Brian, and the tireless and energetic Saga volunteer crew: our Promoter Rebecca Coutant (a/k/a from afar, LouAnn & Bob, Sue Rousseau-Speedy and Terry Speedy, Grant Crimmins.  Thanks also to Cindy of Changes in Latitudes Bed & Breakfast, who took photos for SanPedroScoop blog in Rebecca’s absence.

Here are some photos (courtesy of BeBelize blog) from the event for those who missed out on the festivities.


Thanks again, everyone!


Saga Humane Society’s 9th Annual Halloween Party and Fundraiser was held on Sunday, October 28th in Central Park.  Saga wishes to thank each and every person and business who helped us make this event a super success!

We did our best to include everyone who donated merchandise, food, or time to help Saga with this event.  Please let us know right away if we need to add you (and please forgive us).  Thank you!

Fabulous Prize Donations (Auction, Raffle, Giveaways & Contests):

Black Orchid Restaurant
Bed & Breakfast
Blue Water Grill
Caliente’s Restaurant
Captain Sharks
Casa Picasso Restaurant
Changes in Latitudes
Chuck & Robbie’s Dive Shop
Cindy from Asian Gardens Spa
Conch Creative Photography
Coral Cable
Crazy Canuck’s Beach Bar
D&E’s Frozen Custard and Sorbet, Owners Eileen and Dan Jamieson
Denny’s Truck Stop and Donut Shop, Owner Ms. Dulce Wolfe
Dive Instructor Eddie Alamilla
El Divino Restaurant at Banana Beach
Elvi’s Kitchen
Go Fish Belize
Heather Beck
Hidden Treasures Restaurant
Hurricanes Ceviche Bar & Restaurant
Indigo Beach Homes
Island Resorts and Carts Belize
Jamila and Jim Janmohamed
Kakaw Chocolate
La Isla Bonita Golfcart Rentals
Leslie’s Salon
Lick’s Cafe
Lynn (niece of Forrest Jones)
Mambo Chill Boutique
Mary Gonzalez
Mary Maykuth
Moncho’s Golfcart Rental
Oceanfront Suites
Palapa Bar & Grill
Pampered Paws Grooming and Pet Store
Phoenix Resort
Picasso Spirits – Ms. Jean Allred
Quan’s Boutique
Red Ginger Restaurant
Roadkill Bar
Seaduced by Belize
Searious Adventures
Sea Turtle
Squirrels Nest Bar at Mata Rocks
Sunbreeze Hotel
Sunbreeze Suites
Tamara Sniffin
Teacher Lisa
The Palms
Tim and Sandy Dorion
Traveller’s Rum & Spirits
Tropic Air
Victoria House
Wahoo’s Lounge
Wayo’s Beach Bar
Wet Willy’s Cantina
Wing’s Department Store

Food and Food Ingredient Donations. So many!

Amaya’s Mini-Store
Ambergris Store
Annie’s Bakery and Chips
Best Buy Store
Big Tree Fruits and Vegetables
Caminantes Store
Casa Pan Dulce Bakery
Caye Mart
Cindy of Asian Garden’s Spa
Dalia’s Store
El Dorado
Island Supermarket
Jamie’s Store
La Divina Providencia
Lino’s Meats
Local Grocery Store
Marina’s Store
Mary Gonzalez of San Pedro Sun
Mermaid Grocery Store
Quality Poultry
Ritchie’s Supermarket
Rock’s Store
Rou Rou Supermarket
San Pedrano Store
Save-On Store
Super Buy Supermarkets
SuperValue Store
The Village Market
Tiendita MC
Wade the Gringo

Just a few of the many delicious food items donated

Our Esteemed Judges:  Councilman Kenrick (SPTC), Lady Dixie Bowen, Cherie Vincent from ACES, Tamara Sniffin of the San Pedro Sun

(L to R) Cherie Vincent, Tamara Sniffin, Councilman Kenrick, Dixie Bowen

Our Special Guest Emcee:   Rhonda Crichton of Morning Matters

(L to R) Ari explaining about doggie poop bags, Rhonda keeping the show running smoothly

Our Wonderful Event Volunteers:  LouAnn & Bob, Renee Steinmetz, Sybil & Dez, Rosa & Joe La Rosa,
Rex & Tiffany, Sue Vasquez, Sue Blair (Coco Loco’s Bar), Jo Ann, Jan Lyons, Mike & Michelle Bell, and Sandy!

Volunteers waiting to serve delicious food

 The Fantastic Winners of the Pet Costume Contest!

Scariest – Owner Sabrina with “Cosmo” the Yorkie spider

Funniest – Owner Katherine Canul with “Jubilee” the Orange Juicebox

Cutest – Owner Carmelita with “Toby” the Chihuahua Bee

Best Couple – Owner Charles Jr. with “Gypsy” together dressed as Men in Black

Most Original – Owner Julian Paz with the Turtle Sunflower

Finally, a huge THANK YOU to everyone who came out to support Saga by buying raffle tickets, food, beverages, and other merchandise.  Every bit helps to help the Saga help the dogs and cats of Ambergris Caye!

Here are a few more photos from the event.  There were so many cute and creative costumes!












The Board Members and Staff of SAGA HUMANE SOCIETY would like to take a moment to extend a big THANK YOU to all of those who participated in and donated at the Annual 2010 Halloween Fundraiser and Costume Party at BC’s ~ a good time was had by all and Saga was able to make money to support all the vital services for stray animals that only Saga provides (like an animal shelter, response to abuse and neglect calls, and humane animal population reduction).

A Special Thanks to all the following generous donors of prizes and funds:
Ak’bol Resort
Amigos del Mar Dive Shop
Aquarius Salon
Ashley’s Store
Asian Garden Spa
Belizean Arts
Blue Iguana Restaurant
Blue Water Grill
Capricorn Restaurant
Captain Sharks
Carts Belize
Castillo’s Hardware
Caye Winds Resort
Celi’s Restaurant
Chuck & Robbies Dive Shop
D’Sea Convenience Store
El Divino Restaurant
Estel’s Restaurant Go Fish Belize
Island Buzz Café (at BYC)
Lazy Croc BBQ
Leslie’s Salon
Lily’s Treasure Chest Rest.
Mata Chica Resort
Mickey’s Restaurant
Moncho’s Carts
Moondancer Boutique
Palapa Bar
Pampered Paws
Paradise Gallery & Frame Shop
Pepperoni’s Pizzeria
Pineapple’s (Ramon’s Village)
Planet’s Pizza
Red Ginger Restaurant
Rendezvous Restaurant
Sail Away Café
Seaduced Tours Sol Spa
Sunset Grill
Suya Tours
Tackle Box Bar & Rest.
Tech Transylvania (videos)
The Gallery of San Pedro
The Train Station
Toni’s Café Paradise
Top Notch Boutique
Tropic Air
Victoria House Resort
Wayo’s Bar
Wild Mango’s Restaurant
Wine de Vine
Jay and Alaine Siem, Casa Coral
Matt & Bonnie (Mr. Joe’s Store)
Rick Paley & Family (George’s Ktch)
Rebecca Berlin (Emerald Mine)
Thanks also to our Distinguished Judges Her Worship Mayor Elsa Paz, Honorable Minister Manuel Heredia, and Lady Dixie Bowen, to Eiden Salazar our Costume Contest MC, BC’s, Sylvia Eiley, Mary Pugh, and Maya and Colette of Conch Creative! Please forgive us if this list is incomplete for lack of space! We appreciate EVERYONE who helped us at the Fundraiser and through the years.
NOW MORE THAN EVER SAGA NEEDS YOUR MONETARY SUPPORT – please help Saga Humane Society continue to make a difference for the animals in need here in San Pedro.