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The 13th Annual SAGA Spooktacular: Fun, Music, Food, Games & Dogs Stuffed into Costumes

Today was the second biggest event of the Halloween holiday season in San Pedro, Belize.  Saturday night, adults partied until early morning at the huge Holiday Hotel Bash.  Sunday – all day- dogs, kids and their parents dressed for the SAGA Humane Society’s annual fundraiser.  A huge part of their budget for the coming year.  And with 90 animals to feed and house right now, they need your help more than ever.


Yesterday I pulled up to Carlo and Ernie’s Bar and the party was hopping.  An untouched pinata was hanging near the entrance…

I LOVE a pinata.


Here’s a look at the situation.


And later, the winner for Funniest Costume – the poop factory.  Ruffles above won cutest as a princess butterfly.


Time to whack the pinata.  Little girls bashing for candy is so fun.


Costume au natural.saga1-1

And then the competition – dogs and humans competing for Cutest, Scariest, Funniest and 4 more categories.

Here are some of the dogs and most of the winners.

Dooley Bear won for Scariest as a vampire bat.


Scary scary Dooley.

Loved Chalupa as a pinata.

Madi and Mello killed it as spiders.


Even spidery lashes.


Princess and Jerry were dragons…

saga1-4 saga1-3Oh!  Did I tell you that I was a judge??  Here I am with Dorian of Ambergris Today, Dr. Sam and Tamara from the San Pedro Sun.  I’m the one with jazz hands.


Back to the animals…

Bella was definitely most creative – her armor was made, by hand, of beer/soda pull tops.saga3-3


Cutie goldfish.


Mermaid and mer-dog (real name:  Gitmo) winning for best tricks.


And lastly, the super hardworking SAGA team.


If you couldn’t make it and would like to donate to an amazing cause, please check out their website and have a very very Happy Halloween.

And check out Dr. Sam’s blog about vet life on a small island in Belize – she does amazing things.

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3 thoughts on “The 13th Annual SAGA Spooktacular: Fun, Music, Food, Games & Dogs Stuffed into Costumes

  1. mysteryboy.

    RC – For many years, remote bids on raffle items could be made on the ACMB for those unable to be on island. Any idea why that has disappeared? One thought I had is that ACMB is not so popular in these modern time of social media.

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