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The Saga Humane Society would like to give our sincerest gratitude to everyone who helped in first of our October SNIP-a-thon clinics with Helping Paws Across Borders Oct.7-12. They were an international team of Veterinarians and Vet Tech’s who held Operation SNIP clinics at Saga Clinic, DFC and Caye Caulker. Helping Paws completed over 150 FREE spay/neuters and 200 vaccinations for our communities. The animals were sterilized, treated for internal and external parasites and vaccinated against disease. All items and services were donated to Saga HS and Helping Paws (USA NGO) by individuals to benefit San Pedro. San Pedro gains economically by having these visiting Veterinary teams. By sterilizing their pets, the community will become invested in the steps needed to control over population of domestic animals in San Pedro.

We appreciate these dedicated caring professionals for coming to assist the animals of Belize. Helping Paws worked with always changing conditions from a power outage, rain during our MASH clinic and even helped round up some strays. They even got a chance to help assist in an operation on Lucky a loggerhead turtle brought to Saga HS by Ambergris Caye Marine Turtle Program. Lucky had lost her back flipper to a shark bite. She was patched up and is now in recovery at the Hol Chan Marine Office. To continue the wildlife theme they stitched up a Wish Willie who had been attacked by a dog. We cannot say Thank You enough to these compassionate professionals.
Angie Cherry, Founder
Jennifer Cherry Scott , Co-Founder
Dr. Tom Parker
Dr. Adena Robertson
Dr. Cris Muldonado
Dr. Chante Wildgoose
Dr. Daniel Levenson
Jill Levenson
Nina Parker
Davis Davidson
Pat Anderson
Stephanie Gharst
Monica Watson
Mathew Wildgoose
A special Thank you to Mrs. Adaly Ayuso, for hosting our team during a MASH clinic in DFC at her residence. This was a tremendous help in bringing the medical teams to be closer to the animals and save the time and expense of transportation to the Saga HS clinic. We appreciate your generosity of spirit and commitment to your community.

We would like to give our Thanks to our local business community who helped sponsor this event and helped make these clinics such a success. It is with their support and donations that enable us to provide these services to our community. Please support those businesses that support their community.


Our staff, board and local volunteers were truly the best. They worked hard, helped immensely and we are lucky to have such dedicated supporters. It’s through perseverance like theirs that we are able to help our island animals. Thank you.

Dr. Orlando Baptist
Ingrid Lima
Noemi Castro
Omar Alavarez
Lacey Salinas
Gonzalo Salinas
Cindy Frith
Jacqueline Cervoni
Carolina Zapata
Marlon Calderon
Lori & Jim Prediger
Ashley Goehmann
Anna Hanna
Iliana Paj
Rosa La Rosa

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 HS has pledged to raise money or bring visiting Veterinary teams to offer low cost or free spay/neuter, with a goal of 1,000 animals per year during this project. Contact us if you can donate your time or services to the worthily cause.

Helping Paws Across Borders KNOWS It’s Hip to SNIP!


Saga Humane Society aims to help reduce the problems associated with community and street animals on Ambergris Caye by introducing a pet population management program, Operation SNIP (Spay Neuter Initiative Project).  To reduce the breeding populations and reduce the number of street animals, 75-90% of all dogs and cats on the island will need to be sterilized in a 3-5 year time frame to be effective.  Saga HS has pledged to raise money or bring visiting Veterinary teams to offer low cost or free spay/neuter, with a goal of 1,000 animals per year during this project. The primary objective of comprehensive animal management program should be to keep the population of dogs and cats on Ambergris Caye down to a level where there is no need to destroy healthy and friendly animals, but without accumulating them in the Saga HS shelter.

To help us reach our goal of 1,000 animals for 2013 Saga HS is pleased to make available 75 free spay/neuters for the month of July. Dr. Baptist will be performing surgeries the second week of July.  Dr. Don Tummons of Duck Hollow Animal Hospital in Uniontown, PA will return to San Pedro July 15-26. Dr. Dr. Don helped Saga HS kick off Operation SNIP on his last visit in March 2013 in which he spay/neutered 50 animals.  He and his assistant Mary Maykuth are superstars to Saga HS, they use their own vacation time to come and help the animals of Ambergris Caye.

To help raise money and recognize our special guests join us Wednesday July 17, 2013 at Wet Willy’s Cantina for Cook Off- Summer Salads.  Tickets go on sale at 6pm, serving will start at 6:30.  Arrive early as tickets do sell out early.  Cook Off entries should be able to serve 60 sample portions.  There will be raffle prizes with all the nights’ proceeds benefiting Operation SNIP.

Take advantage of this limited promotion during July for free spay/neuter. Call for your appointment 226-3266

San Pedro knows It’s Hip to SNIP!



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!




SAGA Humane Society in its ongoing effort to help control the pet population in San Pedro is collaborating with World Vets to offer a FREE Spay & Neuter for pets in low income household’s, March 13-15, 2012.  There will be an international team of Veterinarians, Vet Techs, Assistants and Veterinarian Students to offer FREE services to the community of San Pedro.  This NGO states on their website “Our mission is to provide veterinary aid in developing countries and veterinary disaster relief worldwide.”  This is the second year this wonderful organization has brought it’s much needed services to La Isla Bonita.  In 2011 the team was able to Spay/Neuter over 50 animals.  This year the goal is to more than double these numbers.  Please give these exceptional volunteers a warm island welcome if you see them about town.

San Pedro is on an island, so it would be very easy, if everyone did their bit, to solve our dog problems.  The simplest, kindest and easiest way to do this is to neuter male dogs and spay female dogs before they have the chance to have babies, or catch one of the deadly sexually transmitted diseases so common among dogs in San Pedro.

Neutered and spayed dogs are better pets, better guards, healthier, less at risk of disease and, more importantly, by having your dog neutered or spayed you are helping to make San Pedro a better, healthier and happier place for everyone.  Do the right thing, get your dog neutered or spayed.

During this campaign March 13-15 SAGA HS will be in the community capturing stray animals to be brought in for Spay/Neuter surgeries.  SAGA HS is now making appointments for FREE Spay & Neuter 226-3266.

If you can assist SAGA HS and World Vets during this time, let us know.  We will need these volunteers and services to help: Patient check in, Bi-lingual interrupter, transportation of both animals and the Vet team to and from clinic, discount of lunches, stray animal capture and general assistance at clinic.  Please contact SAGA HS at 226-3266 or email for details on how you can help. Fix your dog to fix up San Pedro!



Reduce the number of homeless dogs and cats on the island by preventing your dog or cat from having a litter of puppies or kittens.

HOW you can help?

Bring your unaltered cat or dog to Saga humane society for a

FREE spay and neuter procedure

JUNE 4th thru JUNE 10th

We also will be spaying and neutering wild “feral” cats  please call us if you want to report a colony of feral cats in your area 226-3266





To make an appointment to drop off your pet or arrange for us to come and pick up and return your pet after their appointment for FREE!



It is an operation to remove reproductive organs, this procedure is performed by a veterinarian while the animal is under anesthesia (a deep sleep) the animal feels no pain during this common surgery and will usually be able to come home within 24 – 48 hours after their surgery.