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RowdyWe heard him before we saw him. As my family approached the SAGA clinic, we heard his loud crying. It was like a new baby screaming for attention. When we entered the clinic, we were surprised to find that the noise was coming from a very young puppy. The tiny two pound dog was not happy to be in a pet carrier. He had his teeth clenched onto the door of the carrier and was wailing. He had been found the day before and was not in good condition.

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MONTHLY COOKOFF FUNDRAISER
Tuesday, May 13
HOSTED BY Carlo and Ernie’s Runway Bar
TICKETS GO ON SALE AT 6PM SERVING STARTS AT 6:30PM
ONLY $15 BZ TO SAMPLE ALL THE ENTRIES
THIS MONTH’S THEME: TEX MEX
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
To enter a dish, please call 610-0992. Your dish needs to
serve a minimum of 65 sample size portions. Please bring your entry to the venue location by 6pm on the night of the event.

May 2014 Cookoff Flyer_1

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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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Saga Humane Society would like to give a big Thank You to Bella Italia for hosting our Cook Off Italian/Pasta March 26.   There was an air of hungry eagerness as the Chef’s began to arrive with their pasta entries. It was a lively crowd that kept our raffle tickets sales busy. The new VIP tables for six sold quickly to Saga HS supporters Wolfgang Wind and Eisenberg family to enjoy. Thank you to everyone who attended to help support Operation SNIP, we consider you all Very Important People. It was a pleasant night for all that raised money for 25 SNIPs (spay/neuter) for low income residents.

After the votes were tallied the winner was Lasagna – Heather Smith. 2nd Place went to Tuscan Italian Soup with pesto toast- Nancy Nida from Fido’s.  3rd Place was Mama’s Classic Spaghetti & Meatballs – Rosa La Rosa.  The other fine dishes were: Macaroni & Cheese Balls with ranch dip and Chipotle – Luna Loca, Penne Pasta With Cheese Sauce – Carolina Mckay (sponsored by Michele Coldberg), Bacon Spaghetti – Bella Italia, Parmesan Chicken Pasta – Faride Lima. We are grateful to the Chef’s for their scrumptious entries, creativity and for their support.

We had some first-rate raffle prizes, Xtreme Geeks gift certificate, ABC Bar & Grill gift certificate, and a Black Orchid gift certificate. 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, Ingrid Lima, Judy Schreiner, Kathy Marin and Sandie Betz-Eisenberg.

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

Bella Italia knows It’s Hip to SNIP!

 

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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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Join Kelly McGuire and Saga Humane Society Tuesday February 11 @ Fido’s Courtyard.

  • Live in Concert
  • Auction with one of the World’s Best Auctioneer
  • Donation by Fido’s for Draft beer & wings orders
  • Raffle prizes

Support Operation SNIP , which will reach cats and dogs that will probably never see a vet in their lives.  The goal is a healthy population of cats and dogs who cannot  reproduce.

Kelly McGuire Feb 2014_1

 

 

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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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