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Saga HS wants to say a BIG Thank you to Cara Dalton, Teena Davis and Mary Maykuth. Cara donated the money for our Operation SNIP collars, Teena brought them to us and Mary got us a great price. Now each animal helped through Operation SNIP will be given these green collars to wear with pride. Be on the look out, this week the wonderful Dr. Orlando Amir Baptist and Miss Ingrid Lima were able to SNIP (spay/neuter) another 25 animals! Good job. San Pedro is learning It’s Hip to SNIP!

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SAGA Humane Society Zumbathon® Charity Event

SAGA Humane Society
Zumbathon® Charity Event

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You might just have one cat or maybe even two.  They hang around, entertain the children and hopefully catch mice and rats.  They may be house pets, loved by the family for their personality and playful nature.  They might just be cats that aren’t really yours but you still put out food for them.  All of these cats are capable of having kittens and all of these cats are the reason that San Pedro now has an overpopulation of our furry feline friends.

Often people say ‘Oh I only let her have one litter’ or ‘I can find homes for them’ but if they knew the truth about cats and their amazing ability to reproduce, they would certainly think twice.  Just one unspayed female cat and her mate, along with their offspring will be responsible for producing over eleven million new cats in nine years.  Do we really want eleven million cats in San Pedro?

Cat overpopulation in San Pedro is bad news for people and cats.  Right now there are hundreds of stray and abandoned cats hiding in bodegas, alleys and only coming out at night to hunt, scavenge and reproduce.  These cats rarely live longer than two years as they succumb to injuries and disease.  They cause a nuisance by ripping open garbage, fighting and making noise as well as spreading infectious diseases.  They have no one to love them or care for them and that is the fault of the people who allowed them to breed and continue to breed.  Unfortunately, their irresponsibility has now become the responsibility of the community and SAGA Humane Society.

SAGA Humane Society is already overflowing with cats and kittens. Currently they have over 30 in their care and very few are being adopted.  If you walk around the Town in the evening, you’ll see many sad, sick and very skinny cats slinking between the golf carts and cars.  So, what can San Pedro do to stop it from raining cats?

Neutering and spaying are the only solutions.  These are very simple operations that can be performed by the veterinary surgeon and will not only prevent cats from reproducing but will reduce their risk of disease and injury.  If our community worked together, we could turn San Pedro into a place where all the cats and kittens have the homes and love that they need and deserve.

If you have a cat or kitten and you want to do the responsible thing, please contact SAGA about spaying or neutering.  If you are worried about the cost, let them know and they will do everything they can to assist.  If you know of a stray cat that has had kittens or is pregnant, please let SAGA know. To find out how you can help the cats of San Pedro please call SAGA on 226 3266.

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How can you resist this cuteness?  These kittens are available for adoption at Saga HS.  Stop by clinic Tues-Sat 226-3266.

Kitten available for adoption.

Kitten available for adoption.

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Saga HS is pleased to announce another 25 animals have been sterilized through Operation SNIP the week of April 23, 2013. Saga HS staff went into local neighborhoods to collect animals to be brought to the clinic for the operation.

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Saga’s statistics for 2012 are as follows – these show that the animals allowed to breed freely in
private homes are a significant part of the problem of animal over population. People are letting
their animals have puppies and kittens. When they cannot or do not want to care for them, they
surrender them to Saga HS or let them out into the street.

Dogs Rounded Up :180
Dogs Returned to Owner: 33 (after payment of a fine)
Surrender (owner left at Saga): 359 Dogs and Cats
Euthanized: 346 Dogs and Cats, 99 were dogs from rounds ups
Adopted Out into New Homes: 168 Dogs and Cats
Spayed/Neutered: 451 Dogs and Cats
Vaccinated: 159 Dogs and Cats
Treated Free of Charge: 134 Dogs and Cats

Unwanted animals

Unwanted animals

 

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Saga HS would like to Thank everyone involved in making Cook Off- Pasta a winning night.  Sandbar was the host of the event April 24, providing live music was Tull Rea in a beautiful setting for tasting all the fabulous entries for the contest. Thank you Sandbar for hosting us and our supporters for a fun evening raising money for Operation SNIP. Funds raised this event will be able to cover 15 FREE spay/neuters for island pets.

 

Sanbar’s own Chef Chap Ross challenged all entries to see who’s Pasta would reign supreme.  Chef Chap was the winner with Baked Vermicelli with Roasted Tomatoes & Vodka Cream Sauce. Cori Sterrenberg placed 2nd with Penne Puttanesca.  While 3rd was  Black Orchid Restaurant Chef Hortense Gomez for their Mushroom Fettuccine.  Thank you to everyone who entered a dish, they were all truly delicious.

 

Local business generously supported the night with donations for our famous raffle.  Thank you Wayo’s Bar $100.00 Gift certificate, Premium Wine and Spirits for a bottle red wine, Tech Transylvania- 3 free movies or $30.00, Belize Express for (2) round trip tickets to Belize City, Lone Star Grill for $50.00 gift certificate. Thanks to our dish sponsors – Terry Fowler, Stacey Chesnick and Feliz Bar & Grill. Please support all of these businesses that support their community.

Thank you to our loyal volunteers who helped us. Raffle ticket volunteers – Faith Noel, Alice Corrigan and Misty,. Thanks to our helpers  Rosa la Rosa, Elena Choc, Renee Steinmetz, Geovanni Martinez and Iliana Paj .  Danny Cann and Carolina who cooked our sponsored dishes.


Everyone is learning, It’s Hip to SNIP!

 

 

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Saga HS is is pleased to announce the completion of 25 FREE spay/neuters this week through Operation SNIP. Island residents brought their cats and dogs to the clinic for the procedure. Helping out our own Miss Ingrid Lima in the surgeries was Joseph Morgan from Hopkins Humane Society. We would like to thank Changes in Latitude for housing Dr. Orlando Amir Baptist and Joseph during this clinic. We are fortunate to have such dedicated professionals helping Saga achieve it goals. It’s Hip to SNIP!

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