Howling good fun at Saga’s 2015 Spooktacular!
Friday, October 30th, 2015
Saga Humane Society brought out all the ghostly, ghoulish, monstrous doggies for the 12th annual Halloween Spooktacular Party. Held at Carlo and Ernie’s Runway Bar on Sunday, October 25th, the anticipated event saw pet lovers and their pooches dressed in creative costumes. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Saga party without fun giveaways, great food and drink specials. Patrons surely enjoyed a fabulous pet-loving day while contributing to a worthy cause.
From as early as noon, attendees along with their furry friends began arriving, dressed in all kinds of costumes. From princesses to witches and even a lobster in a pot, the pooches were here to win! With activities such as a silent auction, raffles, face painting and even a kiss-a-pooch booth, everyone was kept well entertained. The San Pedro Belize Red Cross and the San Pedro Food Bank were also present, handing out informative literature and raising awareness for their non-profit groups.
But the highlight of the day was definitely the pet costume contest. One by one owners and pups lined up before three esteemed judges, in hopes of claiming one of four prizes. Tasked with making the hard decisions were founder of SHINE, Michelle Nuñez, The San Pedro Sun’s associate editor, Mary Gonzalez and Sales Agent for Diamante, Kristian Guerrero. This year’s pet costumes were certainly creative, as pet owners went the extra mile to ensure their pooch was fully decked out.
Taking the prize for funniest costume was Dooley Bear who was dressed as the sea monster. Rob and his fluffy dog Bear won the look-alike award (Rob in Pigtails). Dressed as Little Red Riding Hood and her “big bad wolf” dressed as her grandmother, Charlie and her dog Maya were awarded judge’s favorite. The cutest was hard to decide but Liam and his pup Pixie dressed up as ‘Up’ and took the prize! The final prize of most creative went to the doggie chef and doggie lobster.
Another very important activity held on the day, was the crowning of Duke as Saga’s Photo Contest winner.
Organizers extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped make the event possible. Big thanks goes out to Carlo and Ernie’s Runway Bar, Dawn, Kathy, Eileen, Sandie, Heather, Ingrid, Hayley, Brittney, Carolina, Logen, Lisa, 12 Belize, A&R, Amigos Del Mar Dive Shop, Aquarius Salon, Ashley’s Boutique, Belizean Arts, Belize Chocolate, Bella Italia of San Pedro, BIG SUP Belize, Blue Water Grill – San Pedro, Belize, CG Esthetic, Caliente Restaurant – San Pedro, Belize, The Candle Garden, Coral Beach Realty, LLC Distributors, Captain Shark’s Belize, Caramba Restaurant, San Pedro, Caroline’s Cookin’, Casa Picasso, Castillo’s Hardware, Caye Coffee Roasting Co. Ltd., Chuck & Robbie’s Scuba Diving & Instruction, Crazy Canucks Beach Bar, The Coffee Bar, Di V’u Dock Bar and Reef Side Dining, Elvi’s Kitchen, Erica-B Photography Estel’s Dine By the Sea, F & S Golf Carts Rental & Dealer, Fido’s, GoFish Belize, Graniel’s Dreamland, Hidden Treasure Restaurant, San Pedro Belize, Island Buzz Cafe & Grill, Jambel’s Jerk Pit,JoSe’s Salon, Karen Brodie Photography, Leslie’s Salon, Lola’s Pub, Mambo Chill Boutique, Melt Cafe and Beach Bar, Monchos, Pampered Paws, Paradise Framing, Premium Wines & Spirits San Pedro, Palapa Bar and Grill, Pepperonis Pizza, Planet’s Pizza, Pupuseria Salvadoreno San Pedro, Pineapple’s on the Beach, The Reef Restaurant, The Rum, Cigar & Coffee House, Sandbar San Pedro, Sandy Point Resorts, Seaduced By Belize, Searious Adventures, Sol Spa, Squirrel’s Nest, Stella’s Smile, Sunbreeze Hotel, Sunbreeze Suites, Suya Tours, Sunrise island bar, Nook Restaurant & Cocktail Bartique, Top Notch, Toucan Gift Stores, Victoria House, Ambergris Caye, Belize, Warpaint, Wayo’s Beach Bar, Wine de Vine and Wings.
To learn more about Saga and their work in San Pedro visit their website at sagahumanesociety.org, or visit them personally on Black Coral Street, or call 226-3266.
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