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Saga Humane Society fall update

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Saga Humane Society is pleased to announce an October  SNIP-a-thon.

During the month of October Saga HS will be hosting two different visiting Veterinary groups to hold free spay/neuter clinics for the low income residents of Ambergris Caye. In addition to the free spay/neuters the teams will be doing additional CDV vaccinations, and dog training sessions for public. The goal is to sterilize over 300 island pets during the month.

Helping Paws Across Borders will be in San Pedro Oct. 7-10. They will be bringing a team of 15 including Veterinarians, Vet Techs, and dog trainers.  This group will focus their efforts on the neighborhoods of DFC, San Juan and Downtown. Because of limited space at the Saga HS clinic, MASH (Mobile Animals Surgical Hospital)type clinic will be held in DFC at Mrs. Adaly Ayuso. This will allow the medical teams to be closer to the animals and save the time and expense of transportation to the Saga HS clinic. Helping Paws Across Boarders stated goal is to reach out to other countries and make a difference in the lives of abused and neglected companion animals. Supply medicine and medical equipment to local Animal Shelters. To educate local clinic volunteer’s in shelter medicine. Stop overpopulation of companion animals in undeveloped countries. Be available to assist in spay and neuter clinics when and where we might be needed. Interacting with the local children and making animal welfare educational material available to them.

Hopkins Humane Society will be in San Pedro Oct. 18-21. They will be bringing a team including Veterinarians and Vet Techs.  This group will focus on San Mateo. More details to come.

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It’s Hip To Snip

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Saga Humane Society Cook off update

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Setting up for the cook off at El Fogon

Saga HS would like to give a sincere Thank You to El Fogon Restaurant and every person involved in making Cook Off- Central America September 19 a festive and successful night.  Newly paved Trigger Street, country flags made for a celebratory atmosphere for a block party all provided by gracious hosts El Fogon for the evening. Money raised will be used for the October SNIP-a-thon. Saga HS will be hosting visiting vets to provide over 300 FREE spay/neuter for low income island residents.  You can see pictures on Saga Humane Society website.

All eight countries of Central America were represented with impressive entries into this month’s contest. After all the votes were counted Feliz Bar was the 1st prize winner for Pollo Encebollado – (Nicaragua).  2nd prize winner went to El Fogon for Tamales – (Belizean).  3rd prize Croquetas de res con queso – (Costa Rica) to Carolina Caldweld. The other delicious dishes were Pupusas (Salvador) from Pupuseria tipico Salvadoranio Restaurant , Chicken Quesadillas (Mexico) – Faride Lima , Stuffed Plantains w/ cream – (Honduras) Letty Hernandes, Patacones – (Panama) Carolina Caldweld, Boyos (Guatemalan tamales) – Patricia Rosalez.  We are very grateful to have the support of all those who entered. Thank you to dish sponsors Rene Steinmetz, Pampered Paws, Sew What, and Wolfgang Wind.

Local business generously supported the night with donations for our famous raffle and Tropical Sangria.  The raffle prizes were a Digicell (BTL) gift Basket and free 4G service cards, Carlo & Ernie’s Runway Bar gift certificate and wine from Premium Wine and Spirits. Travellers Liquor donated brandy and Chef Chap Ross made the Tropical Sangria. We are grateful to these businesses that make a commitment to make a difference in our community.

The night was made possible by our hardworking volunteers. Thank you for helping make the night a triumph. Volunteers Rene Steinmetz, Sharon Metcalfe, Cindy Carlson, Jackie Cervonie, Janina Canales, Grant Crimmings, Sandy Rigby, Alan Soto, Omar Alavarez and Suzelie.

El Fogon knows It’s Hip to SNIP!

 

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