Saga Humane Society
Preventing Cruelty and Promoting Kindness to all Animals
SAGA Fundraiser with Charlotte Hansen a Huge Success. On Saturday night in San Pedro, every parent and grandparent knew something was up in town. Charlotte Hansen performed a variety show for SAGA Humane Society as a fundraiser and the show was sold out! SAGA raised $2,593, which means there are a lot of happy dogs and cats right now, who will be fed and cared for until they can find new homes.
Charlotte donated her time and talent to the community of San Pedro, performing puppet shows for hundreds of children across San Pedro ending with a variety performance at the Lion’s Den to help SAGA raise much needed funds.
SAGA would like to sincerely thank Charlotte and her helper Tudy for making this such a popular and well supported fundraiser. This event would not have been possible without the amazing support of the community.
So a big thank you must go out to the following:
The San Pedro Lions Club for making their Den available – especially Mel Spain and Reds, who were a great help. The raffle prize donors, who provided
great prizes including Kakaw Chocolates, who donated a chocolate gift basket, Picasso Spirits, who donated Kahlua and Beach Berry Wine, Kate Vincent at Sew What, who donated a custom made dog bed and Susan Wolski of Aji Tapa Bar, who donated a $100 gift certificate for a tapas tasting for two.
Of course, in San Pedro, everyone rallies round for good causes, so there are a number of other people who helped to make this all possible who deserve
heartfelt thanks. These include Jim and Jamila Janmohamed who stepped in to loan their golf cart to help get Charlotte and her equipment around to the schools until Island Adventures Golf Cart Rental were able to generously donate the use of a golf cart, Marty Casado from Ambergriscaye.com, who along with The Tides Resort made sure that Charlotte had accommodation during her stay.
Colette Kase and Be Kind Belize, who acted as host to Charlotte and MC for the fundraiser.
So many others helped too and deserve recognition and thanks, such as Dianne Lawrence from Quicksilver Messenger Service, Dan & Eileen from DandE’s, Velie and Javier of A&J Island Rental, Milo’s Ice, Edna Marin (for the famous Chicken Dip), Rebecca McDonald, Sheri Luepke. Of course we can’t leave out the SAGA volunteer crew including Elena Rivera, Carolina Gonzalez, Grant
Crimmins, Lori Purdy, Rosa De La Rosa, Joe La Rosa, Kathy Marin, Ingrid Lima, Mary Hawthorne, Heidi Sowards, Ari Trejo and Bruce (the near sighted
bartender) Pickering. And finally, to the ticket vendors there is more appreciation and these include Oh! Danny Boy Realty, Pampered Paws, Coral Beach Realty, Pelican Properties and Caye Management. Without the local media houses and
their support, the event would never have been so successful.
As always, SAGA Humane Society could not survive and save so many animals if it weren’t for the wonderful San Pedro Community. There is one very special thanks left and that is to George, the wonderful puppet who brought joy and laughter to hundreds of children (and quite a few adults too!).
Saga Saves Simon – The Pup That Wouldn’t Give Up
Simon was only a very small puppy when someone decided to tie some fishing line around his neck. Maybe they thought that this would work as a collar; or maybe they were just being cruel. As Simon grew, the fishing line did not grow with him. Instead it cut through his soft puppy skin, right through his neck – leaving him with an unimaginably horrific injury, virtually slitting Simon’s throat.
When the little boy walked through the doors of SAGA with a cute puppy in his arms, no one imagined what they were about to discover. The puppy was very
sweet and calm but the little boy was nervous and wouldn’t give his name, tell anyone who the puppy belonged to or even who his parents were. When staff
took a closer look at the puppy they were surprised to discover that the puppy’s whole neck was sliced through the flesh with the fishing line deeply embedded.
Simon is very lucky that this little boy knew that he could turn to SAGA Humane Society for help. He is even luckier that the staff at SAGA were determined to save his life. Simon was not a complainer and had lived with the terrible pain
caused by this injury for some time -he was a fighter.
Due to SAGA’s hard work and tender loving care along with Simon’s determined nature, he is now a happy and healthy seven month old puppy looking for a brand new home. After all Simon has been through, this little guy definitely needs to find someone who will love and care for him and make sure he never has to suffer from abuse or neglect again.
Come and see Simon and his friends at SAGA Humane Society. They say a house is not a home without a good dog.
If you see a dog that is injured or suffering call SAGA on 226 2366 and they will be there to help.