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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


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!



Ambergris Caye Marine Turtle Program and Hol Chan Marine Reserve has a program to care for sick, weak, and injured sea turtles. HCMR has been taking care of a juvenile hawksbill that was found near shore. The turtle clearly had an issue with its flipper. The front left flipper was either broken or it was born with a defect. As the turtle grew so did flipper creating a drag. In order to increase its chances of survival in the wild, after consulting with Dr. Paul Calle, veterinarian with the Wildlife Conservation Society the flipper was amputated. Dr. Calle along with local vet Dr. Orlando Baptist of Saga Humane Society Carried out the procedure. This procedure was very necessary because as the turtle grew the flipper was also growing creating a drag.


Adopting a pet from Saga is easier than you may think!  If you’re ready to adopt a new pet, check out our healthy and happy animals that are ready to be a part of your family.  Visit Fort Dog or the Saga Clinic to see your next best friend.  Or call 226-3266 for further information on any of the precious pups available now!  And if you can’t adopt one, please consider sponsoring a shelter animal!

PSSSSTjust click on each photo below for a closer look!  And scroll down to see the lucky dogs adopted recently!



Penny is a 5-month old, loving female puppy looking for her forever home. She loves to play with other dogs and likes kids. No cats please. 



Bailey is a sweet senior dog looking for a new home.  He’s very friendly and has tons of love to give.  Bailey is a very special case.  Since he is an older dog, we prefer a home with an older couple. Bailey has been passed on from several homes so he has some behavior issues. He needs a fenced yard, and a home with no kids.  He will also need some training with strangers.  We need an owner willing to work through these issues.  Bailey isn’t currently staying at Saga, so please contact Kathy at Pampered Paws (ph. 226-2227) if you’re interested in Bailey.



LINDA ~ Female – 1 year old – 35 pounds

Linda is a sweet and energetic young girl who LOVES to play and be pet.
Her tail never stops wagging!chloe

CHLOE ~ Female ~ 11 months old ~ 30 lbs

Chloe is a fun-loving, sweet dog.  She originally came to Saga with a broken leg, but is now fully mended and ready to run and play with you!
Good with people, dogs, and cats!

JACK ~ Male ~ 5 months old ~ large breed

Jack is a beautiful, light-colored shepherd mix.  He loves people and will be a loyal, protective companion for your home.sassy

SASSY ~ Female ~ 1 year old ~ 15 lbs ~ Chihuahua mix

Sassy is a sweet girl with lots of energy.  She loves playing and running around the yard.  If you’re looking for a small dog who will be a great companion, Sassy is the  dog for you!

SILLY ~ female ~ young adult ~ approx. 55 lbs.

Silly is a very sweet, and yes, silly-looking dog!  Long like a corgi, with coloring like  a pit bull.  She is very gentle and loves people and dogs.  No cats please!


The lucky dogs below have been adopted into new fur-ever homes!
































Come visit the Saga “cattery”!  It’s a cat’s dream: a big, outdoor space where our cats can play together. It also means that you can step on in and play with the cats and kittens to find the perfect one for you!

The following adorable cats are available for adoption now.  Call 226-3266 for further information on any of the kitties below.  And if you can’t adopt one, please consider sponsoring a shelter animal!

PSSSSTjust click on each photo below for a closer look!  And scroll down to see the lucky cats who have been adopted recently!


STARZ ~ young female (14 weeks)

Starz is a very pretty light-colored calico.  She is very curious with the camera!


HECTOR ~ young male (12 weeks)

Hector is very playful, sweet, and full of energy.   Meow!


NIGHT ~ young female (12 weeks)

Night is a cutie!   She loves to be pet, to meet new people, and play with her toys.


CICI ~ adult female

Cici is a sweet kitty who loves to watch everything from her perch.  She loves to be pet and pampered!


LORENZO ~ adult male
Lorenzo is a great cat who loves to relax and cuddle! Come meet him at Saga today!


adult female
Concha is playful & friendly, with a beautiful tortoiseshell coloring.


adult male
Nelson is very curious and loves to visit and play with people in the new cattery!

 COCO ~ 4 year old female
Coco is a beautiful tortoiseshell cat who gets along great with other cats and even dogs!

SAPHIRA ~ 3 month old female
Saphira was brought to Saga a few weeks ago with her sister.  Her sister found a wonderful home, but this sweet lovebug is still looking for her fur-ever family.


The lucky cats below have been adopted into new fur-ever homes!









Mandy adopted Marcus from Saga in March of 2012, and he now lives in Canada with her and her family.  In Mandy’s own words:

“Marcus came to us at a time when I was resistant to letting another pet into my heart as I was still grieving the loss of our beloved Dogue de Bordeaux 2 yrs after she passed!  When our property manager in San Pedro advised me to get a ‘yard’ dog for added security, the kids convinced me that it was time to move on so we visited the dogs over at [Fort Dog]….we walked a few different dogs and although Fiona stole our hearts, she wasn’t suitable for protection as well as companionship so we went with Marcus who quickly found his own place in our hearts, our life and our family bed!  He has proven to be a very loyal, loving and protective companion for all of us and as you know, our family would not be complete without him.

I would like to express sincere gratitude to Saga and the volunteers who give up their own time to help connect these lovable little guys with forever homes!

(Marcus starts obedience training today; I will send you a pic when he graduates!)

Marcus arrives in Canada

Marcus going to his new home

Merry Christmas Marcus!


Two years ago, “Peppito” arrived from SAGA to us in the city, and our lives were never the same again. My twins learnt the true meaning of love and caring for a pet, and he is such a smart, special, beautiful little dog. Rescue Dogs are the best… they are loyal and possess an intelligence that’s just amazing. Adopt an animal from a shelter… you’ll never regret it!

Peppito and Family


Paula and Salty

Paula adopted Salty from Saga in 2011.  Here is their story in Paula’s own words:

“JessieFaye and I had been in San Pedro for four months when we moved into an apartment down the road from SAGA. JessieFaye is my therapy dog and traveled to Belize with me in October last year. We were quite content with just the two of us on the island until we realized it wasn’t just the two of us … we had unwelcome guests in our home and lots of them!  Rats. Due to people starting to dump at the end of our road, they were coming in, and I could even hear them tip-tip-tipping upstairs at night. Not cool. I’d already thought about adopting a kitty so it was no surprise when I ended up at SAGA on a Friday afternoon to pick out a ‘rat hunter’. I’ve always been partial to orange and white cats and that was my only requirement. There were a lot of adorable baby kittens but I thought, “Hmmmm …. Wonder how big those rats are?” So a cage of older kittens, about 6 months old it looked like, caught my eye. In the batch was one orange and white one. So that was that. I signed the paperwork, paid my adoption fee, and borrowed a cat-carrier to get him home.

JessieFaye and Salty were immediate friends!  And all was well until bedtime.  He apparently missed his litter mates back at Saga and cried for them on and off.  My friends told me to be patient, and he finally wore himself out on Sunday!  He was fine from there on out — until JF and I would leave to go somewhere.  He’d climb to the second floor window and holler!  The neighbors would say, “Your baby is crying for you … “, and we’d all laugh.

JessieFaye and Salty

Shortly after adopting “Salty”, as my grandson named him, I had to return home to the US unexpectedly. Of course Salty would return to Alabama with JessieFaye and me.  We’ve been back since April and since then, Salty has become my mother’s ‘therapy cat’.  When he’s inside, he rarely leaves her side, following her from room to room like a dog.  When he’s outside, he basks in the southern sunshine and now chases squirrels and hunts various other vermin. He brings me ‘surprises’ from time to time.

Salty the Hunter

I love my island cat and I’m grateful to SAGA for the wonderful work they do in San Pedro. Salty and my Mama are a match made in Heaven!”

Salty with Paula’s mother