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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

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Saga HS would like to give a sincere Thank You to El Fogon and every person involved in making Cook Off- Central America September 19 a festive and successful night.  Newly paved Trigger Street, country flags made for a celebratory atmosphere for a block party all provided by gracious hosts El Fogon for the evening. Money raised will be used for the October SNIP-a-thon. Saga HS will be hosting visiting vets to provide over 300 FREE spay/neuter for low income island residents.

 

All eight countries of Central America were represented with impressive entries into this month’s contest. After all the votes were counted Feliz Bar’s was the 1st prize winner for Pollo Encebollado – (Nicaragua).  2nd prize winner went to El Fogon for Tamales – (Belizean).  3rd prize Croquetas de res con queso – (Costa Rica) to Carolina Caldweld. The other delicious dishes were Pupusas (Salvador) from Pupuseria tipico Salvadoranio Restaurant , Chicken Quesadillas (Mexico) – Faride Lima , Stuffed Plantains w/ cream – (Honduras) Letty Hernandes, Patacones – (Panama) Carolina Caldweld, Boyos (Guatemalan tamales) – Patricia Rosalez.  We are very grateful to have the support of all those who entered. Thank you to dish sponsors Rene Steinmetz, Pampered Paws, Sew What, and Wolfgang Wind.
Local business generously supported the night with donations for our famous raffle and Tropical Sangria.  The raffle prizes were a Digicell (BTL) gift Basket and free 4G service cards, Carlo &Ernie’s Runway Bar gift certificate and wine from Premium Wine and  Spirits. Travellers Liquor donated brandy and Chef Chap Ross made the Tropical Sangria. We are grateful to these businesses that make a commitment to make a difference in our community.

The night was made possible by our hardworking volunteers. Thank you for helping make the night a triumph. Volunteers Rene Steinmetz, Sharon Metcalfe, Cindy Carlson, Jackie Cervonie, Janina Canales, Grant Crimmings, Sandy Rigby, Alan Soto, Omar Alavarez and Suzelie.

 

El Fogon knows It’s Hip to SNIP!

1st Place Winner Heather Smith of Feliz Bar for Pollo Encebollado - (Nicaragua)

1st Place Winner Heather Smith of Feliz Bar for Pollo Encebollado – (Nicaragua)

2nd prize winner went to Susanna Eiley,  El Fogon for Tamales - Belizean

2nd prize winner went to Susanna Eiley, El Fogon for Tamales – Belizean

Proud winner of a DigiCell gift basket

Proud winner of a DigiCell gift basket

Lucky winner of a week of FREE 4G service from DigiCell

Lucky winner of a week of FREE 4G service from DigiCell

Happy winner of a bottle of wine from Premium Wine and Spirits

Happy winner of a bottle of wine from Premium Wine and Spirits

Winner of a week of 4G service from DigiCell

Winner of a week of 4G service from DigiCell

Happy winner of 4G service from DigiCell

Happy winner of 4G service from DigiCell

Who's a happy winner of 4G service from Digicell?

Who’s a happy winner of 4G service from Digicell?

Heather Smith happy about her DigiCell 4G service card

Heather Smith happy about her DigiCell 4G service card

Saga HS loves our young supporters.

Saga HS loves our young supporters.

All our supporters should be so cute.

All our supporters should be so cute.

Winner of raffle for Carlo & Ernie's Runway Bar

Winner of raffle for Carlo & Ernie’s Runway Bar

Announcing the winners

Announcing the winners

A young volunteer drawing raffle tickets

A young volunteer drawing raffle tickets

Patacones - (Panama) Carolina Caldweld

Patacones – (Panama) Carolina Caldweld

Boyos (Guatemalan tamales) – Patricia Rosalez

Boyos (Guatemalan tamales) – Patricia Rosalez

The serving line at Cook Off Central America

The serving line at Cook Off Central America

Saga HS staff member Omar Alavarez and Suzelie help serve the delicous dishes.

Saga HS staff member Omar Alavarez and Suzelie help serve the delicous dishes.

The line forms to taste all the fabulous dishes at Cook Off Central America.

The line forms to taste all the fabulous dishes at Cook Off Central America.

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Cook Off Central America had a festive atmosphere with colorful country flags provided by El Fogon.

Cook Off Central America had a festive atmosphere with colorful country flags provided by El Fogon.

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Saga HS was honored to have these WONDERFUL young ladies Alejandra (10), Arianna (8) and Addison (4) Flota decide to make a difference in their community. These young ladies asked their friends and family to not buy them birthday presents, but donate to Saga HS. The future looks bright with such kind and generous young ladies as this. Thank you to the Flota family and friends for their kindness and generosity.  It is through acts of kindness like this that allows Saga Humane Society help our island pets and make a difference in our community.
Wag Wag Purr!

Here is what their proud Mum had to say “I am SO proud of my 3 girls who choose to raise money for the Saga Humane Society in lieu of receiving birthday gifts at their party. The made a $730 donation today after school!! I hope they continue be wonderful members of our special community. A big THANK YOU to all of our wonderful friends who came to their party and made the generous and thoughtful donations!! Feeling grateful and proud.”

Ms. Ingrid, Saga HS Clinic Manager accepts a donation from the Flota girls.

Ms. Ingrid, Saga HS Clinic Manager accepts a donation from the Flota girls.

 

 

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We would like to thank Salt Lake City County Animal Services in UT for their contribution of supplies to keep Operation SNIP on track! Also Matt Beatty of Crazy Car Ads in Utah for another amazing donation of Saga HS banners and stickers. It is organizations and businesses like this that make what we do possible.

SLC Animal Service and Crazy Car add donations

SLC Animal Service and Crazy Car add donations

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Saga Humane Society would like to offer our most sincere gratitude to our local businesses and supporters who helped make our recent fundraiser April 16 a rousing success.  Fido’s Restaurant & Bar hosted Kelly McGuire for a benefit concert, with proceeds going toward Operation SNIP.  Over $3,500 was raised to go toward the goal of sterilizing 75% of the dog and cat population of Ambergris Caye in the next 3-5 years.  The night’s event will be able to cover the cost of 75 island pets to be spayed or neutered.

It was a fun filled night with food and drink specials, good music, raffle drawings and Kelly showed his skill as the World’s Best Auctioneer. While the guests were enjoying the concert, our dedicated Saga volunteers were working the crowd selling raffle tickets, showing off auction prizes and gathering donations.

We would like to thank these local businesses and individuals for their continued support and donations for this event.  Brian Cook, (GM) Fido’s Restaurant & Bar for graciously hosting this event.  Steven Schulte (CEO) Tropic Air for round trip tickets from Cancun for Kelly McGuire to come to this event.  Kelly McGuire for his great performance, enthusiasm and auctioneer skills.

Auction items were:, an Underwater Adventure for 2 from Sea Trek, and a Blue Hole trip for 2 from Amigo’s del Mar, and 2 lovely Murano glass pendant necklaces. Kelly personally autographed a Saga t-shirt. Raffle items were Gift certificates from Crazy Canuk’s, BC’s, Belize Express for 2 round trip tickets to Belize City. Palapa Bar, Casa Picasso, a set of 4 Kelly McGuire cd’s .  Jim & Lori Prediger for helping to fill the donation can. Please show your support to these businesses that support their community.

Thank you to our wonderful volunteers who were champs at selling raffle tickets and helping organize this event. Eileen Jamison, Rosa LaRosa, Danny Cann, Geovannie Martinez, Elena Choc, Misty , Renee Steinmetz, Alice Corrigan and Faith Noel.

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Saga would like to thank Krista Moore for her continued donations. The doggies at Saga really appreciate it!

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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 SanPedroScoop.com) 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!

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Known for their fabulous wings and chili, AJ’s will be our host for May! Challenge the host…think about all the different ’Bar Food or Finger Food’ available to make. It’s easy to enter a dish. And a Nano IPOD is the First Place Prize for the winning dish!

The monthly cook-off is always a fun social event for the whole family. Bring the kids…bring your dog! We look forward to seeing you all there!

To enter a dish, please call the clinic at 226-3266, or contact any Saga representative. Your dish needs to serve a minimum of 65 bite size or sample size servings. Registration is not required, but encouraged. Please bring your entry by 6:00 p.m. on the night of the event. Food serving starts approximately 6:20pm. Tickets sell fast!
ONLY $10.00 BZ to sample all the entries! You vote for the winner!

*Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place.

*Great Raffles!

Saga Humane Society needs your support to operate the Shelter. Without fundraising & your generous donations, Saga would not be able to care for the homeless, sick and/or abused animals of San Pedro Town.

Thank you for your continued support.

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