Saturday, July 13, 2024

Pets & Animals

“Saving Pets One at a Time” hosts annual pet clinic in San Pedro

This past week, "Saving Pets One at a Time" (SPOTS), a team led by Hailey Adams from Phoenix, Arizona, USA, was on a mission to provide free vaccines to cats and dogs on the island. During these campaigns, they partner with local businesses and organizations, including the Saga Humane Society and the San Pedro Animal Hospital, to offer free spaying, neutering, and DHLPP vaccines. The pop-up clinics across town included the San Mateo Subdivision, the Boca del Rio area at Sandy Toes Beach Bar, and south of town at Island Jungle Restaurant and Bar.

More Cases of Animal cruelty on the island

Saga Humane Society, a non-profit organization and veterinary clinic in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, has received many calls lately about pets in bad condition, such as abuse and neglect. With the weather's high temperatures, animals have been reportedly dying of neglect from heatstroke and dehydration.

Saga provides low monthly cost vaccines

At the end of every month, Saga Humane Society offers low-cost vaccines for cats and dogs at a discounted price. Walk-ins are now available, and no appointment is needed to get a vaccine for your pet.

Saga Humane Society unveils plan for new animal shelter and headquarters

San Pedro’s Saga Humane Society is realizing one of its primary goals - building a new animal shelter and offices at the northern end of Seagrape Drive. Situated at the same “Fort Dog” location where Saga dogs are housed, this upgrade has been possible thanks to generous donations.

Saga’s Spooktacular Halloween Pet costume party scares up much-needed funds

The San Pedro Saga Humane Society held its first post-pandemic Halloween Pet Costume contest on Sunday, October 30th, at Toast Seaside Boozery and Grill. The annual fundraiser was a great success, with one of the best turnouts. Over 40 pets (primarily dogs and one cat) competed in Scariest, Funniest, Look-a-Like, and Glamorous categories.

Saga Humane Society invites you to support their Spooktacular Halloween party

The San Pedro Humane Society hosts one of its major fundraisers during the Halloween celebration. The non-profit organization raises funds to continue providing services to pet owners on the island housing abandoned or rescued animals. This year, their Spooktacular fundraiser costume Halloween party is on Sunday, October 30th, at Toast Seaside Boozery and Grill, located south of town, across from Mahogany Bay Village Area.

Saga Halloween virtual pet costume contest raises funds to spay/neuter and vaccinate 100 animals

On Sunday, October 31st, Saga Humane Society in San Pedro Town held their 17th Annual Halloween Pet Costume Contest. This year, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, it was held virtually, offering pet owners the chance the win fabulous prizes. The annual event also serves as a fundraiser for the non-profit organization. Thanks to everyone's participation and other donations, this year's function raised a little over BZ$10,000. These funds will help Saga in their campaign to spay/neuter and vaccinate 100 dogs and cats.

Island pets at risk after two deadly viruses detected

Recently, islanders have reported the discovery of dead dogs around San Pedro Town. Many people suspected that the dogs had been poisoned. However, the local Saga Humane Society staff believes that the cause is a pair of deadly viruses; Canine parvovirus (Parvo) and Distemper. To prevent your puppy/adult dog from being infected, pet owners are encouraged to get them vaccinated as early as possible.

Jaguar spotted swimming off Ambergris Caye north coast

Fly-fishing tour guide Michael Peralta and his guests witnessed a rare sighting on the northwest coast of Ambergris Caye on Tuesday, September 14th while on their way to the fishing flats. They suddenly spotted something swimming in the water and to their surprise, it was far from a marine creature, but a full-grown jaguar.

Temporary ban on the importation of dogs into the US affects adoptions at Saga

The temporary suspension on the importation of dogs into the United States (US) as of July 14th is not only affecting dog lovers but future pet adoptions destined for the US from the island’s Saga Humane Society. The temporary ban implemented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was announced at the end of June and applied to high-risk rabies countries, including Belize.

Despite hardships in 2020, San Pedro Saga Humane Society continues to serve the community

San Pedro’s Saga Humane Society has been an instrumental part of the island community with its mission to prevent animal cruelty and neglect. As...