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Catching up on Saga Humane Society

I must say it has been really nice checking out for 2 days and not even looking at a single email – definitely helped knock my cold out a bit more. Finally feeling like I can get caught up a bit this morning – I am a bit behind on posting Belize non profit information, will do Saga today, San Pedro Sailing Club and Holy Cross School coming soon.

SAGA Humane Society monthly cook off.  This Wed, November 16 featuring Burgers at Wahoo’s Lounge from 6 – 9pm. See flyer below for more details.

SAGA Humane Society brought much fun, a little bit of spookiness and lots of enjoyment to the San Pedro community for the 8th year running with their Halloween Party in Central Park on Sunday the 30th.

Puppies, kittens and even ferrets brought along their human friends for a day full of great activities and Halloween treats. When children arrived and registered they received a free bag of goodies. Then, fueled on sugar, they spent the rest of the afternoon playing organised games on the beach.

But of course the SAGA Halloween party is known for one thing and that is the highlight of the day – the costume competitions! This year, some very important VIP judges selected the winners. The judges are all competing mayoral candidates, but they know a good cause when they see one. It was a day for potlickers – not politics. Melanie Paz, Concha Flota and Daniel Guerrero scrutinized every entrant carefully and these were the results:

The Scariest Costume Winner was Hefa the Witch, a dog owned by Melanie Halliday. The Funniest Costume went to Kilo the Beach Babe, a dog owned by Jennifer Ingvoldstad. The dog who won with the Cutest Costume was Ginger the Hot Dog, owned by Tiana. The Best Couple were two adorable dogs named Juicy and Paris owned by Shelly Del Valle. The Grand Champion was surprisingly, not a dog but a ferret named Luna. She was dressed as a ‘Rebel Fairy’ and is owned by Rochelle Hancock. With nearly 40 entries in the costume competition, it was a really tough decision, so the VIP judges were hugely appreciated by both SAGA Humane Society and all of the participants.

SAGA depends on fundraisers such as their Annual Halloween Party so that they can provide care for so many abused and neglected animals in San Pedro. They are delighted that the amount raised – before the outcome of their Silent Auction, was $3600.

The Silent Auction, which has some fantastic prizes – some with a value of $1000 – continues throughout the week. Bidding will end at 5pm on the 4th of November. If you’d like to bid, bids can be placed at the Saga Clinic during business hours or online at the Saga Humane Society Facebook page. Alternatively, just to AmbergrisCaye.com message board and place your bid there. Daily bids will be updated on each site by 5pm that day. Winners will be notified after bidding ends.

If you would like to find out more about how you can support SAGA Humane Society 226 2366. San Pedro needs SAGA and SAGA needs YOU.

Letter to the Editor:
Saga Humane Society would like to extend their sincere apologies to one of our long time supporters, Amanda Syme, for her very generous donation to our 2011 Halloween Fundraiser.  We apologize for the omission of Amanda in our ‘Thank You’ letter published in last week’s papers.

Saga Humane Society Board of Directors and Staff

Saga Humane Society would like to give our warmest Thanks to all of our supporters in the San Pedro Town community for helping to make our 8th Annual Halloween Party a wonderful success.  Central Park was alive with the lively sounds of Rompe Raja and giggling children.  Our honored judges Miss Conchita Flota, Mr. Daniel Guerrero and Miss Melanie Paz had a hard time deciding on the winners of the Costume Contest. After much discussion the winners were announced.

Scariest –  Hefa the Witch –  Owner – Melanie Halliday
Funniest –  Kilo the Beach Babe –  Jennifer Ingvoldstad
Cutest – Ginger Hot Dog – Tiana
Best Couple – Nina the Bumble Bee –  Annie Nunez
Most Original  –  Juices & Paryias Rastas dog    Shelly Del Valle
GRAND CHAMPION –  Luna the Ferret as Rebel Fairy     Rochelle Hancock

Thank you to San Pedro Town Council for the use of Central Park, the delivery, setup of tables and tents.  We were honored by guest appearances by Her Honor Mayor Elsa Paz and Miss San Pedro Yakeralie Hernandez.  Thank you to Sergio Gomez of Mousepad and Javier Williams for tables and chairs.  The business community of San Pedro was very generous in their donations for our raffles, food and Silent Auction.  Please accept our humble thanks.

Aquarius Hair Salon,  Average Joe’s Bar,  Antojitos Restaurant, Caliente, Blue Water Grill, Red Ginger, Carumba, Caye Grill  at Reef Village,  Celi’s RestaurantEl Divino Restaurant, Estelle’s Dine by the Sea,  Funky Monkey Bar & Grill,  J&J Laundry,  Jambel Jerk Pit,  Kama Lounge Bistro, Legends Burger House, Leslie Salon, Mar de Color Salon,  Squirrel’s Nest at Mata Rocks, Mickey’s Restaurant, Moncho’s, Pampered Paws, Premium Wine & Spirits, Road Kill, Rum & Cigar House, Sail Away Café,  Ms. Sara’s Kitchen, The Reef Restaurant, Ultimate Rentals,   Wahoo’s Lounge,  Waruguma, Wet Willy’s Cantina,   Ak’bol,  Amigo del Mar, Conch CreativeGo Fish Belize,  Peace of Belize, Seaduced by BelizeSunbreeze Hotel, Sunbreeze Suites, Suya Tours, Tropic AirVictoria House, Pirate Jim,  Jan Brown,  Dixie Bowen, The Boat Yard, Mark & Emory,  DandE’s Frozen Custard, Mary Hawthorne, Rebecca McDonald,  Annie Nunez,  Island Dogs – Dan Keeler,  Mini’s store,  Ambergris Store,  Maya Store, Super Buy, Wendy’s Store,  Amaya’s Store, Rou Rou Supermarket, 7-Eleven Store, Dalia’s Store, The Local Store, Green Valley Produce,  The Green House, Big Tree Fruits & Vegetables,  La Divina Providencia, Marina’s Store, Quality Poultry Products,  Annie’s Pastries, Richies Supermarket, San Pedrano Store,  Gecko Graphics

A very special Thanks to all the volunteers who made this event possible.

Ari Trejo, Grant Crimmins,  Kathy Marin, Lori Purdy , Ingrid Lima, Faride Salinas, Noemi Castro, Carolina Gonzalez,  Joe & Rosa LaRosa, Bruce Pickering,  Jose Rodriquez, Sharon Metcalfe, Colette Kase, Allen Soto,          Eileen Jamison, Beggar extraordinaire, Mary Hawthorne,  Todd & Teresa Thorn,  Edna Marin, Jessica Juarez

Through the generosity of all the people and businesses listed above, and also of the people of San Pedro Town who attended this event, Saga will be able to continue caring for over 60 animals at our shelter. The costs associated with a stay of an animal include: intake, vaccinations, spay/neutering services, vet services and the housing of the animal until it is adopted. Saga depends on the support of our friends in the community to fund our programs. Saga receives no government funding; it depends entirely on private donations, fund raising and our clinic income.

We thank you for your continued support.
Saga Humane Society

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