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Saga HS was honored to have these WONDERFUL young ladies Alejandra (10), Arianna (8) and Addison (4) Flota decide to make a difference in their community. These young ladies asked their friends and family to not buy them birthday presents, but donate to Saga HS. The future looks bright with such kind and generous young ladies as this. Thank you to the Flota family and friends for their kindness and generosity.  It is through acts of kindness like this that allows Saga Humane Society help our island pets and make a difference in our community.
Wag Wag Purr!

Here is what their proud Mum had to say “I am SO proud of my 3 girls who choose to raise money for the Saga Humane Society in lieu of receiving birthday gifts at their party. The made a $730 donation today after school!! I hope they continue be wonderful members of our special community. A big THANK YOU to all of our wonderful friends who came to their party and made the generous and thoughtful donations!! Feeling grateful and proud.”

Ms. Ingrid, Saga HS Clinic Manager accepts a donation from the Flota girls.

Ms. Ingrid, Saga HS Clinic Manager accepts a donation from the Flota girls.

 

 

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Saga HS would like to give a genuine Thank You to everyone involved in making Cook Off- Appetizers a successful night.  Average Joe’s (AJ’s) was the host of the event August 8.  There was much excitement in the air because Saga Director Heather Beck and family were there filming with HGTV House Hunters International. We had a sellout crowd who dressed in their island finest to show our generous community spirit. The proceeds of the night will help 30 low income pets be sterilized for FREE through Operation SNIP. Thank you AJ’s for hosting us, the HGTV film crew and our supporters for an enjoyable evening.

There were eight great entries into this month’s contest. Appetizers were the theme and it is always a popular theme for our many talented chefs to contribute their skills.  After all the votes were counted Alexis Gonzalez was the 1st prize winner Bacon wrapped shrimp.  2nd prize winner went to Lonestar Grill with Curried Shrimp Baguette with mango chutney.  We had a tie for 3rd prize between Feliz Bar’s Bacon Wrap Wienies in Pineapple BBQ sauce and Black Orchid Restaurant’s Philly Bites.  The other mouth watering entries were Ham & Cheese Poppers by Elizabeth Bertsche, Sushi by Sharon Metcalfe, Chicken Nuggets by Carolina Gonzalez ,  Chipotle Mango wings and Tamarind Wings by Geraldine (host AJ’s). Thank you all for your time and effort spent supporting our efforts.  We appreciate it.

Local business generously supported the night with donations for our famous raffle.  The raffle prizes were a Digicell (BTL) gift Basket,  A & R $25 gift certificate and 24hr Golf Cart rental from Ultimate Rentals. Thank you for your commitment to supporting your community.

The night was made possible by our hardworking volunteers. Thank you for helping make the night a sellout success. Volunteers were Renee Steinmetz, Paige Marie, Alice Corrigan, Iliana Paj, Carolina Gonzalez, Ingrid Lima, Geovanni Martinez, Janina Canales , Heather Smith, Grant Crimmins and Valentino for playing great music.  Thank you Rebecca Coutant of the San Pedro Scoop for blogging about the event.

AJ’s knows It’s Hip to SNIP!

 

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Saga HS would like to give a heartfelt Thank You to everyone involved in making Cook Off- Summer Salads a stellar night.  Wet Willy’s Cantina was the host of the event July 17. Tickets sold out in record time, 15 minutes! The proceeds of the night will help 30 low income pets be sterilized for FREE through Operation SNIP. Thank you Wet Willy’s for hosting us and our supporters for a pleasurable evening.

There were seven great entries into this month’s contest. Summer Salads was the theme and it brought out many talented chefs to participate.  After all the votes were counted Ruben Gonzalez was the 1st prize winner with Orange Chicken Pasta Salad. 2nd prize winner went to Lonestar Restaurant with Watermelon Feta Mint Salad.  Our gracious host Wet Willy’s was 3rd prize with a BLT Salad.  The other mouth watering entries were – Bacon Chicken Vegetable Salad from Sharon Metcalfe, Corn & Black Bean Salad made by Rosa LaRosa, Chicken Salad by Faride Lima (sponsored by Michele Colbert), and Fiesta Pasta Salad from Carolina Gonzalez (sponsored by Renee Steinmetz and Pampered Paws). Thank you all for your time and effort spent supporting our efforts.  We appreciate it.

Local business generously supported the night with donations for our famous raffle.  The raffle prices were from Breakfast or lunch from Melt, Lunch or Dinner from Waraguma Restaurant and Lunch or Dinner from El Divino Restaurant. Thank you for your commitment to supporting your community.

The night was made possible by our hardworking volunteers. Thank you for helping make the night a sellout success. Volunteers were Renee Steinmetz, Faith Noel, Alice Corrigan, Julie, Cindy Carlson, Zulema Ayala, Danny Cann, Iliana Paj, Carolina Gonzalez, Ingrid Lima, Sharon Metcalfe, Grant Crimmins and Rosa La Rosa. Thank you Rebecca Coutant of the San Pedro Scoop for taking the pictures.

Wet Willy’s knows It’s Hip to SNIP!

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Saga HS would like to give a heartfelt Thank You to Carlo & Ernie’s Runway Bar & Grill for hosting Cook Off- Chicken on June 6, 2013.  What a wonderful location to hold our popular long running and successful fundraiser. Eager supporters arrived early to line up and tickets sold out in 20 minutes!  The crowd was not to be disappointed as there were 8 fabulous entries to vote entered by Professional and Home chefs. With tickets, raffles and bar donations enough money was raised to sterilize 30 low income island pets through Operation SNIP.

The winner after the votes were counted was Letty Hernandez with her Fruity Curry Chicken Salad.  Fido’s was second with their Spanakopita and Tzaziki.  Feliz Bar & Grill came in third with Buffalo Chicken Dip.  The other delicious dished entered were Chicken Parmesan Sliders- Laura Sutton, Rosemary Parmesan Chicken – Carolina Gonzalez (sponsored by Heather Beck), Chicken Parmesan Pasta- Faride Lima (sponsored by Pampered Paws), Chicken Pasta with Wine Sauce- Elizabeth Bertsche, Coconut Chicken Curry- Carlo & Ernie’s Runway Bar. Thank you all for your fine cooking and support.

Local businesses also help support our efforts by donating prizes for our popular raffle.  We Thank these business who help support their community – Wahoo Bar, Sail Away Cafe and Pepperoni Pizza.

These events would not be possible without the hard work of our fund raising group and volunteers.  Our #1 Cook Off star is Renee Steinmetz, your help is invaluable.  We also are honored to have these dedicated volunteers helping us Cindy Carlson, Zulema Ayala, Alice Corrigan, Faith Noel, Iliana Paj, Sandy Rigby, Ingrid Lima, and Heather Smith.

Carlo & Ernie’s Runway Bar knows It’s Hip to SNIP!

1st Place Fruity Curry Chicken salad- Letty Hernandez

1st Place Fruity Curry Chicken salad- Letty Hernandez

2nd Place - Spanakopita and Tzaziki - Fido's Restaurant

2nd Place – Spanakopita and Tzaziki – Fido’s Restaurant

3rd Place - Buffalo Chicken Dip - Feliz Bar and Grill

3rd Place – Buffalo Chicken Dip – Feliz Bar and Grill

Great parking at Carlo & Ernie's Runway Bar!

Great parking at Carlo & Ernie’s Runway Bar!

Saga HS Cook Off  Team, Katia Marin, #1 Volunteer Renee Steinmetz and Heather Beck

Saga HS Cook Off Team, Katia Marin, #1 Volunteer Renee Steinmetz and Heather Beck

Saga HS supporters deciding which chicken dish will win.

Saga HS supporters deciding which chicken dish will win.

What a GREAT turn out for Cook Off Chicken!

What a GREAT turn out for Cook Off Chicken!

Young helpers serving dishes

Young helpers serving dishes

What wonderful chicken dish will be revealed from under the foil?

What wonderful chicken dish will be revealed from under the foil?

What a crowd lined up for Cook Off Chicken @ Carlo & Ernie's

What a crowd lined up for Cook Off Chicken @ Carlo & Ernie’s

The table filled with Delicious chicken dishes

The table filled with Delicious chicken dishes

The bar staff was kept busy

The bar staff was kept busy

Happy raffle prize winner

Happy raffle prize winner

Happy raffle prize winner

Happy raffle prize winner

Happy raffle prize winner

Happy raffle prize winner

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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

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Saga Humane Society would like to give our sincere gratitude to Isla Bonita students in Standard  5 & 6 who did a project on Management of the Environment.  They worked hard of their project and organized a fundraiser for Saga HS. They offered yummy cup cakes and cakes for sale May 31. Through their dedication they were able to raise $100 for Operation SNIP.  Thank you to Anne’s Pastries and all those wonderful home bakers who donated items and made this sale a delicious success.
La Isla Bonita students know It’s Hip to SNIP!

 

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The San Pedro Saga Humane Society would like to offer our sincere thanks to all the people and businesses that helped make February 2013 a great start to Operation SNIP (Spay/Neuter Initiative Program). To celebrate Saga HS completed 60 free spay/neuters the week of World Spay Day, February 26, 2013.  World Spay Day is an annual campaign of Humane Society International and The Humane Society of the United States that shines a spotlight on spay/neuter—a proven way to save the lives of companion animals, feral cats, and street dogs who might otherwise be put down in a shelter or killed on the street. Operation SNIP is Saga HS ongoing plan to sterilize 75% of the islands’ animal population in the next 3-5 years.

This was a great partnership between local businesses and visiting animal welfare professionals from the USA. Dr. Don Tummons of Duck Hollow Animal Hospital in Uniontown, PA, Mary Maykuth, Heather Beck of K9 Lifeline in Draper, UT are superstars for coming to assist Saga HS with this event! Thanks also Ken and Joanne Hibbard of Durango, CO  for visiting local schools to talk about the importance of being a responsible pet owner and helping with our new education program for kids and to Matt Beatty for the donation of Hip to Snip stickers and Saga banners. Our deepest thanks to these dedicated professionals for using their knowledge, money, vacation time and skill to help the animals and their owners on Ambergris Caye.

Local business owners also see the importance of reducing the population of homeless animals. Prior to World Spay Day, Ramon Nunez of Ramon’s Village, through donations was able to raise $1400BZ and start the event’s fund raising efforts. Thank you for your continued support. The entire month of February Heather and Kevin Smith from Felize Bar & Grill held a weekly BINGO game to benefit Operation SNIP.  Through their efforts $1224BZ was raised. Thank you for your and other’s hard work, Saga HS was able to cover the costs of 60 spay/neuters for World Spay Day.

Thanks also to the folks at Bella Vista Susan, Victoria, Hugo, Manner, Yami, Matt and Suki the cat who helped make Dr. Don and Mary’s stay at Bella Vista memorable and also for their generous discount for the accommodations for these visiting Saga supporters.

Wednesday February 27 was Cook Off- Desserts at Average Joe’s Belize. It was a great turnout of residents and visitors alike.  There were 14 entries in all from some of the islands best restaurants and home chefs.  Casa Pan Dulce won with their outstanding Apple Pie with Ice Cream. Saga HS was able to raise $1993BZ from ticket sales, raffles, donations, plus another $2000BZ generous matching gift by Ms. Beck. With these funds another 60 animals can be spayed/neutered in Operation SNIP. Thank you for your support by attending this event.

The list of businesses, supporters and entries for the Cook Off are; Black Orchid, Lonsestar Grill & Cantina, LouAnn LeClair, Tara Traynor, Kakaw Chocolate, Carolina Gonzalez, Benjamin Vasques (Ellos), Elizabeth Burthley, AJ’s, Sand Bar, Amy Knox of Wild Mangos, Feliz Bar, Casa Pan Dulce. Thanks to Brian Cook of Fido’s for sponsoring a dish. Thanks to those who donated some pretty great prizes for our raffle. Ultimate Golf Cart Rentals, DJ’s Seaside Restaurant/Cross Fit Gym (opening end of March), Melt Café, and Black Orchid Restaurant.  Thank you to everyone who donated prizes, desserts or volunteered their time to helped make this night a success.

Saga HS will continue to focus on Operation SNIP through fundraising and offering free/low cost spay/neuter to the residents of Ambergris Caye.  The goal is to have another Operation SNIP clinic in the month of May and two others in 2013.  If you can help with lodgings for volunteer Veterinarian staff, meals or trips for these dedicated caring professions, please let us know how you can help with Operation SNIP.

It’s Hip to SNIP!

 

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Ramon Nunez

Saga would like to give a HUGE THANK YOU to Mr. Ramon Nunez for soliciting a donation of $1000.00 bze towards the SNIP (Spay Neuter Initiative Program) campaign.

For every $1000.00 raised, we can spay/neuter 30 dogs/cats.

Thank you, Mr. Nunez!

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