Many of those living in Belize know the good work of the Saga Humane Society. Â In the last month, the animal charity participated in a scheme to vaccinate and spay a lot of the islandÂs dogs in a bid to reduce the population of strays on the street. Â Now a fundraising event has been held to help raise vital cash for the organization.
On October 27th, Saga held their 10th annual SPOOKTACULAR Halloween Party to raise essential funds. Â Held at BCÂs Bar on Sunday afternoon, Valentino provided live music, and there was a raffle and silent auction to enjoy. Â In addition, many delectable foods were on sale while Ms. Charlene and her staff catered to the many guests in attendance. Â The highlight of the event for children and adults was the pet costume contest. Â This has become an iconic part of the annual event, giving local pet owners the chance to have a little fun by wearing matching costumes with their furry family members.
Judging the contest were Jan, Allan and Tamara, all of whom had a tough time trying to decide the winners, such was the incredible turnout and creativity seen. Â Entrants were able to participate in the scariest, cutest and best pet and owner team, and there was a wide variety of people and pets for all.
In the end, the judges selected two winners for the cutest pet award, with David and Benjamin, alongside their dog Bella who was dressed as a witch, taking 1st place alongside Tula with her dog, Yankee, dressed as a Âpupcake.ÂÂ Managing to snag 2nd place was Elsa, whoÂd creatively dressed her little dog Princess as a Pumpkin Princess. Â Meanwhile, Voshi was dressed as a zombie dog and, along with owner Siomarie, took the scariest pet prize. Â Finally, the best pet and owner team was awarded to a group of four young girls whoÂd dressed themselves and their dogs as monsters.
The extremely fun event raised a lot of money that will go to the Saga Humane Society. Â This will help fund their Hip to Snip campaign that is ensuring local dogs are well cared for, vaccinated against illnesses and given castrations and spays to keep unwanted puppies at a minimum.