The Saga Humane Society is a non-profit organization which is in charge of promoting kindness and preventing animal cruelty in the island. The group was formed in 1999 and has been working arduously in addressing anything in relation to animal care, protection and population control.
What once started with a small group of women, one of them a medical student, what banded together to do what they could to aid the suffering stray dogs on the streets is now thriving, hard-working group with a board of directors, office volunteers and a veterinarian.
The group is known for providing veterinary services at a very affordable rate and is working arduously in addressing the overpopulation of (stray) dogs in the island by providing free spay/neuter services. For this and many other projects that the group is involved in, a group of filmmakers was last week on the island making a documentary on the humane society, its volunteers and dedicated employees.
A film crew from Utah was following members of Saga as they worked around town and promoted the importance of spaying and neutering island pets. They were here just in time as the group hosted a Snip-a-thon throughout the island. This has been a two-year project in the making and producers, along with directors of Saga, are happy that it finally becoming a reality.
Reifier Entertainment is the filming company in charge of the documentary and they will be releasing it at film festivals in the United States and be in charge of releasing it to other media sources, both nationally and internationally. Their hopes are for people all over the world to know what hard work the Saga Humane Society is dedicated to on the island of Ambergris Caye and to also seek more assistance for them and the island.