Saga is one of San Pedro TownÂs much loved charities, offering help and support for animals in need. On January 24, Pampered Paws clients Jerry Jeff and Susan Walker held a fund-raising campaign at FidoÂs Restaurant and Bar and ended up making a healthy $1,625 for the Saga Humane Society. This will be used for a great cause by the charity.
At the moment, Saga is undertaking the huge task of trying to castrate and spay as many of the islandÂs canine and feline residents as possible. This should help reduce the number of unwanted puppies and kittens, and eliminate the high number of stray pets on the street. Mr. Walker has always loved animals and is a keen supporter of Saga and their operation SNIP, and it seems his last charitable fundraising has been a huge success.
During the latest event, Mr. Walker shared information about Saga and Operation SNIP with attendees, allowing people to hear just how theyÂre helping the pet population living on Ambergris Caye. Judy Schreiner and Kathy Marin from Saga attended the concert and were on hand to answer questions about placing pets in homes and their latest scheme. Meanwhile, Mr. WalkerÂs songs were pet themed, with the singer happily enthralling guests with tunes about animals and, quite possibly, his own little dog Bear. While he entertained guests, a hat was sent through the audience for people to donate.
A stunning amount of money was raised by this small event, with over $1,600 being contributed by the generous concert attendees. Saga revealed that the money would help them neuter and spay at least 30 cats and dogs during February. Many owners simply cannot afford the costs involved, and this is when unwanted puppies and kittens arrive. With February 25 being World Spay Day and the entire month being Spay/Neuter Awareness Month, the money received will be put to good use.
Strays are a common problem around the world, but itÂs vital to ensure that their numbers are reduced. The best way to do this is through spaying projects and educating owners of the responsibilities involved when owning a pet. In San Pedro, itÂs hoped that the majority of pets can be neutered and spayed, ensuring a healthy and happy pet population for the future.