The Coconut Telegraph in San Pedro doesn’t hold water

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

Saga Humane SocietyPress Release – Saga Humane Society – May 23, 2015 – As the for sale sign was posted at Saga Humane Society on Sea Star Street early Saturday morning, the rumor mill in San Pedro dubbed the “coconut telegraph” was so hot it nearly caught flames. Speculation that Saga Humane Society was for sale circulated, as did its’ potential closing for most of the day until Saga issued a Facebook post and a release to the media that all is well for Saga Humane Society and that expansion is on the horizon, not closure.

Saga Humane Society Board Member Kevin Smith commented, “No Saga is not for sale, and No Saga is not closing its doors. We were notified by the landlord that she and her partner have made the decision to sell the property for personal reasons. We have good open communication with the landlord and the real estate company and will have plenty of time to make arrangements for all of the animals that we will continue to care for”.

The sale of the property on Sea Star Street may be just what the doctor ordered for Saga Humane Society who has been working on a strategic plan which includes a new building to house the clinic operations and the shelter animals all under one roof with advanced equipment and diagnostics.

The strategic plan will be unveiled at the Annual General Meeting scheduled for June 30, 2015. “This project has been in the planning phase for some time as permits, logistics and engineering can take time. We want to do this right the first time and build a facility that can accommodate all the animals. The facility needs to be built with the future of San Pedro and the wellbeing of the animals in mind. That kind of thoughtful process is not easy and is not quick, but it is the reality and it is coming”, states Smith.


Saga Humane Society was founded in 1999 as the first and only non-profit animal shelter and clinic in Belize, whose mission is to promote kindness and prevent cruelty to all animals. For more information, to book a Humane Education presentation or to make a donation, please go to or email [email protected]

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