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There aren’t many things that everyone in San Pedro agrees about, but no one would argue with you when you say ‘It’s hot!’.  It has been very warm the past couple of months and it looks like we may be in for a long and very hot summer.  While we seek out the shade and drink ice cold drinks to cool us down, we need to remember that our furry friends feel the heat just like we do.  The only difference is that they depend on us to provide them with shade and fresh, cool water.

Recently, a family in San Pedro suffered the tragic loss of their much loved dog.  Why?  Because they didn’t realise that dogs can suffer terribly in the heat. Their loyal pet followed them on a journey along San Pedro’s dusty roads one afternoon.  He seemed enthusiastic to run and stayed with them as he often does on their journeys, running along beside them. 

What this dog’s owners didn’t realise was that dogs often place their loyalty above their own health and welfare.  They believed that if the dog became too hot or tired, he would rest or find a drink.  Sadly, it was too late before they realised that their beloved dog had overheated and he died.

Remember that in the hot sun, your dog may be even more uncomfortable than you are.  He’s wearing a fur coat, after all.  It is best not to exercise your dog during the hottest hours of the day – between 11am and 3pm.  If you have to take your dog out during this time, make sure that you give him breaks in the shade and have plenty of fresh drinking water available.

 

Keep your dogs cool with fresh water.

Keep your dogs cool with fresh water.

Dogs do not sweat like humans do, so they can become overheated very quickly.  If your dog is panting, you know he’s hot.  Make sure you provide shade for your dog during these hot ‘dog days’ of summer and have a plentiful supply of fresh water available to him at all times.  Never leave him tied up in the sun.

Keep an eye out for the symptoms of heat stroke, which can include any of the following:  heavy panting, dark red and dry gums, lying down and unwilling (or unable) to get up, collapse and/or loss of consciousness, thick saliva and dizziness or disorientation. If you think your dog has suffered from heat stroke, there are things you can do to help save your dog.

  1. First, move your dog out of the heat and away from the sun right away.
  2. Begin cooling your dog by placing cool, wet rags or washcloths on the body – especially the foot pads and around the head.
  3. DO NOT use ice or very cold water! This can make the situation worse.
  4.  Offer your dog cool water, but do not force water into your dog’s mouth.
  5. Call or visit your vet right away – even if your dog seems better. Internal damage might not be obvious to the naked eye, so an exam is necessary

Have a cool canine – not a hot dog!

If you are worried about a dog that may be over heating or suffering from heat stroke, call SAGA on 226 3266 for further advice.

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Saga Humane Society was thrilled to have interns from UNC Wilmington helping out at Saga Humane Society this week. These wonderful volunteers are here on the island for 5 weeks student teaching in our local schools. While schools are on Easter Break, they have been walking dogs and painting fences at the clinic and kennels at Fort Dog. This program has been bringing students to Ambergris for the past six years . We are honored to be on their itinerary and hope to work with them in the future on humane education during their visits. Thank you interns, Dr. Catapono and Dr. Kabasko for helping in our community.
Bark Bark Meow for the UNC Wilmington Seahawks!

 

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Join Saga Humane Society for Cook Off- Italian/Pasta at Bella Italia Wednesday March 26!

TICKETS GO ON SALE AT 6PM SERVING STARTS AT 6:30PM
ONLY $15 BZ TO SAMPLE ALL THE ENTRIES
THIS MONTH’S THEME: ITALIAN/PASTA!

VIP Table
Seating for up to 6
Only Two tables available
$25 BZ Per Person
No waiting in line for food
Food will be served to you!
To reserve call Katia at
610 – 0992

Mar 2014 Cookoff Flyer_1

 

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Happy Tails are wagging for Lexi-Loo, she took the Potlicker Express to Canada! Thank you Dallas Lane for adopting a 100% Belizean Potlicker from Saga Humane Society.
“Lexi-Loo on her way to Canada! Thanks Saga for helping me take home this little gem! She is enjoying her new mountain life!”

Lexi-Loo taking the Potlicker Express to Canada!

Lexi-Loo taking the Potlicker Express to Canada!

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SAGA Humane Society would like to give a big Thank You to Brandy Deangelo and the entire staff of Luna Loca for hosting our Cook Off Appetizers January 22.    There was an air of cheerful enthusiasm as the Chef’s began to arrive with their delicious entries. It was a sellout crowd who were ready to eat and kept our raffle tickets sales busy. A new option was added, VIP tables for six that could be reserved in advance. These sold quickly to Saga HS supporters Wolfgang Wind and Cara Bray to enjoy. Thank you to everyone who attended to help support Operation SNIP. It was a pleasurable night for all.

After the votes were tallied the winner was Tostones (plantain chips with ranch chicken salad) made by Letty Hernandez. 2nd Place went to host Luna Loca with Monte Cristo Bites.  3rd Place was Feliz Bar’s with Pepperoni Pretzel Pockets.  The other fine appetizers were: Stuffed Chicken bacon tomatoes- Carolina Zapata, Fruity Chicken Salad wraps -Renee Steinmetz, Jalapeno Bread with sausage- Carolina Zapata. We are grateful to the Chef’s for their delicious entries, creativity and for their support.

We had some first-rate raffle prizes, Mata Rocks gift certificate, Castillo’s Hardware gift certificate, and a beautiful necklace. We value the charitable support from our local business community through their donations.

Such events would not be possible if not for the hard work of our volunteers. Thank you for your dedication; Rene Steinmetz, Iliana Paj, Heather Smith, Janina Canales, Letty Hernandez, Jacqueline Cervoni, Kathy Marin, Alice Corrigan and Faith Noel.

Saga Humane Society would like to thank everyone for their continued support.

 

Luna Loca knows It’s Hip to SNIP!

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Saga Humane Society is pleased to announce the first Cook Off for 2014, Appetizers! Join us Wednesday January 22 at Luna Loca to try all the excellent dishes.
VIP Table- No waiting in line for food, food will be served to you! Seating for up to 6. Only is one table available at $25 BZ Per Person.
To reserve call Katia at 610 – 0992

Bark Bark Meow!

Jan 2014 Cookoff Flyer_1

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SAGA Humane Society would like to give a jolly Thank You to Diane and the entire staff of Wet Willys Cantina for hosting our Cook Off of Champions Thursday December 19th.    There was an air of festive excitement as the Chef’s began to arrive with their delicious entries.

Shelley from Orchid Tree Catering arranging her beautiful island themed entry,  Lobster Pâté.

Shelley from Orchid Tree Catering arranging her beautiful island themed entry, Lobster Pâté.

Excitement is in the air with the arriving chefs.

Excitement is in the air with the arriving chefs.

The sellout crowd kept our raffle tickets sales busy and Brent Butcher serenaded the audience.

Brent Butcher entertained the crowd

Brent Butcher entertained the crowd

It was an enjoyable night for all. With a matching grant from Board Member Heather Beck, the event raised needed funds to cover the expenses to SNIP over 40 low income island pets.

After the votes were tallied the Grand Champion for 2013 was Fido’s Restaurant with Shiitake Lobster Bisque.

Grand Champion Nancy of Fido’s was thrilled to receive the 1st place prize of a Lemon Crush Belize specialty Gift Basket from Romantic Travel Belize and Caye Coffee.

Grand Champion Nancy of Fido’s was thrilled to receive the 1st place prize of a Lemon Crush Belize specialty Gift Basket from Romantic Travel Belize and Caye Coffee.

Nancy of Fido’s was thrilled to receive the prize of a Lemon Crush Belize specialty Gift Basket from Romantic Travel Belize and Caye Coffee.

Grand Champion Gift Basket from Romantic Travel Belize and Caye Coffee.

Grand Champion Gift Basket from Romantic Travel Belize and Caye Coffee.

2nd Place went to Cindy Frith with Chicken in Phyllo with a Champagne Sauce and received a Digicell phone.

2nd Place went to Cindy Frith with Chicken in Phyllo with a Champagne Sauce and received a Digicell phone. Her Granddaughter Carolina was happy to help give her the prize.

2nd Place went to Cindy Frith with Chicken in Phyllo with a Champagne Sauce and received a Digicell phone. Her Granddaughter Carolina was happy to help give her the prize.

3rd Place was Feliz Bar’s with Potato Salad winning a matted print from Debbie Cooper.

3rd Place was Feliz Bar’s with Heather's Potato Salad winning a matted print from Debbie Cooper.

3rd Place was Feliz Bar’s with Heather’s Potato Salad winning a matted print from Debbie Cooper.

The other fine rice dishes were: Lobster Pâté – Orchid Tree Catering, Island inspired Lobster Pâté - Orchid Tree Catering Meatball Sliders- Wet Willys Cantina,

Meatball Sliders- Wet Willys Cantina

Meatball Sliders- Wet Willys Cantina

Texas Style BBQ Chicken Sushi with Aioli Sauce- Ruben Gonzales, Texas Style BBQ Chicken Sushi with Aioli Sauce- Ruben Gonzales German Style Gnocchi- Sharon Metcalf,

German Style Gnocchi- Sushi Sharon Metcalf

German Style Gnocchi- Sushi Sharon Metcalf

Roasted Tomato Soup with Seasoned Crackers- Laura Sutton, Roasted Tomato Soup with Seasoned Crackers- Laura Sutton and Eastern Wrap- Melt Café.

Eastern Wrap by Melt Cafe

Eastern Wrap by Melt Cafe

We are grateful to all the Chef’s for their delicious entries, creativity and for their support.

 

We had some first-rate raffle prizes, Black Orchid Restaurant gift certificate,

A happy raffle winner! A Black Orchid Restaurant gift certificate.

A happy raffle winner! A Black Orchid Restaurant gift certificate.

AJ’s gift certificate,

Winner of gift certificate from AJ's!

Winner of gift certificate from AJ’s!

Wayo’s Beachside Beernet gift certificate,

Miss Jan wins a gift certificate from Wayo's Beachside Beernet!

Miss Jan wins a gift certificate from Wayo’s Beachside Beernet!

and a beaded bracelet from Sybil Harrison.

Beautiful beaded bracelet donated by Sybil Harrison

Beautiful beaded bracelet donated by Sybil Harrison

Suzelie was the lucky winner of the beaded bracelet from Sybil Harrison.

Suzelie was the lucky winner of the beaded bracelet from Sybil Harrison.

We value the charitable support from our local business community through their donations.

 

There were two special raffles from Feliz Bar’s that were drawn. Tickets were sold during Feliz Bingo held December 18 for a gift basket of Picasso Spirits.

Heather won a speical raffle by Feliz Bar of Picasso Spirits.

Heather won a special raffle by Feliz Bar of Picasso Spirits.

Plus a gift basket Krista won but returned to be raffled again for Saga HS.  Feliz Bar was able to raise $873 for Operation SNIP through their event. We appreciate the generosity of businesses who donate items and time to help support their community.

 

Such events would not be possible if not for the hard work of our volunteers. Thank you for your dedication; Rene Steinmetz, Iliana Paj, Lara Goldman, Cindy Firth, Jamina Morzales, Grant Crimmins, Jacqueline Cervoni, Lacy Salinas & Carolina, Omar Alavarez and Suzelie.

 

Saga Humane Society would like to thank everyone for their continued support.

 

Wet Willy’s knows It’s Hip to SNIP!

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HOSTED BY WET WILLY’S

Thursday, December 19

TICKETS GO ON SALE AT 6PM          SERVING STARTS AT 6:30PM

ONLY $15 BZ TO SAMPLE ALL THE ENTRIES

THIS MONTH’S THEME: COOK’S CHOICE!

Dec 2013 Cookoff Flyer_1

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