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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!



‘Fur-ever Love’ was flying through the air on Valentine’s night at Captain’s Casino!  All the ladies were treated to a glass of champagne and a rose from our hosts, Karen Riley and Ernie Olmstead, the gracious owners and directors of Captain Morgan’s Resort and the Captain’s Casino.

Saga Humane Society is very happy to report that just over $3,000BZ was raised from the event.

Saga H.S. would like to send heartfelt Thanks to Karen and Ernie for extending Saga the stupendous generosity that made this benefit event possible, including all the items donated by the Resort for raffle prizes that made the night great fun for our guests!  A big “Thank You” also goes out to the wonderful staff at the Resort and Casino that were simply stellar in their service and hospitality; they are outstanding!

Saga HS would also like to thank Jose Luis and Perlita Zapata of Jose Luis Zapata Photography for capturing the evening’s couples and the event; Ambergris Brewing Company, Premium Wines & Liquors, Wine De Vine, Bruce Pickering, and Coleen Creeden for their contributions and donations to the Raffle Prizes, and to Gecko Graphics, San Pedro Sun and Quicksilver for contributions to the event’s marketing efforts, Thank You!

The big winner of the night’s raffles was Jack Brown who won the Raffle Grand Prize “Lovers’ Basket of Goodies,” which was filled with Italian red wine, Tia Maria liqueur, Ambergris Brewing Co. fresh roasted coffee & Kakaw dark chocolate.

Thanks also to the many individuals who donated to Saga above and beyond the entry fee for the night, especially Deborah Valentine, Gene Wells and Janet Wells for their generous $300BZ donation.

Thank you too to the folks working as a Saga volunteer for the night, and finally, a very special Thank You for each and every person who came out and enjoyed a lovely Valentine’s evening at this Captain’s Casino benefit event.  Saga Humane Society appreciates your continued support!


The Board Members and Staff of SAGA HUMANE SOCIETY would like to extend their heartfelt ‘THANK YOU” to all of those who participated in and donated at this year’s 2010 fundraiser at the 5th Annual San Pedro Holiday Boat Parade – we had 2 Booths this year; Photos with Santa and a Christmas Spirit Drinks and Treats, and were successful in raising over $2,000!!. We could not have done it without you.

To our Donor’s:

Alan Soto
Carolina Gonzalez
Collette & Maya
Cuban Coffee
Edna Marin
Gecko Graphics
Heidi Sowards
Ingrid & Edgar
Keli Engleson – I DO Belize Weddings
Laura Sutton
Marina’s Store
Mary Hawthorne
Mary Pugh
Pampered Paws
Rebecca McDonald
Ruby’s Café
Susie Quist
Tom and Valerie Gilbert

To our Volunteers in our Christmas Spirits & Treats Booth:

Ari Trejo
Bruce Pickering
Coleen Creeden
Grant Crimmins

And to our Volunteers in our 3rd Annual Photo’s with Santa Booth:

Santa – Bill Ford
Santa’s Lovely Helpers:  Carolina, Elena, Ingrid, & Noemi
Santa’s Elves:  Ethan, Lily, & Morgan
Photographer:  Michael Shaw
Photo Helpers:  Eileen Jamison, Katia Marin, & Lori Purdy

THANK YOU to the community for your continued support of Saga Humane Society.  We look forward to seeing you next year at the 6th Annual Lighted Boat Parade.