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#173379 - 02/25/05 08:49 AM Saga Humane Society Wish List and Update
SimonB Offline
Greetings Boarders,

The Saga Humane Society has updated their "Wish List" of items needed to help provide care for the animals on the island. ANY donation is greatly appreciated and supports a very worthy and needed cause on the island. Great strides have been made thanks to the efforts of our volunteers and supporters but there is still a long way to go.

We are currently focusing our efforts on finding land to build a new clinic as it is unlikely that we will be able to stay in our current location for more than a few months as the property is for sale (and priced well above our means).

Meanwhile we are in the process of adding 7 new kennels to "Fort Dog", the adoption center by the airstrip (follow the road west from the Island Supermarket). We always have great dogs, puppies, cats and kittens for adoption and thanks to Kathy Marin from Pampered Paws many dogs have been adopted and sent to the States. Kathy has the process down to a science if anyone is interested in talking home a "Pot Licker".

For more information or to donate go to www.ambergriscaye.com/saga

Thank you all again for your continuing support!

The following is the "Saga Humane Society Wish List"

- Funds to help us purchase land for and build a new clinic, as our lease will shortly expire and it is unlikely that we will be allowed to renew.
- Dissolving suture material (2-0 & 3-0)
- IV infusion sets (drip)
- Cefadroxil tablets (100mg and 500mg)
- Bactrim
- Doxycycline tablets (100mg)
- Baytril tablets (22.7mg & 68mg)
- Difloxacin tablets (136mg)
- Sterile gloves (size 7)
- Non-sterile latex gloves (medium)
- Towel clamps
- Sterile drapes
- Autoclave tape
- Spay/neuter instruments
- Dog collars (all sizes, nylon)
- Long arm gloves (
- ID tags (http://www.campbellpet.com/item.asp?idProduct=17)
- Heartguard
- Acepromazine - 25mg
- 6 Foot Throw Net
- Net Gun (
- Frontline plus (all sizes)
- Ointment to prevent stable fly bites
- Ovitrol for fleas
- Preventic collars for just ticks
- Toys and treats for cats and dogs
- Pamphlets on how to raise puppies and kittens
- Stainless Steel food and water dishes
- Raccoon and cat traps
- Pole Syringes (http://www.campbellpet.com/item.asp?idProduct=44)
- EZ Nabber (http://www.campbellpet.com/item.asp?idProduct=47)
- Nylon Muzzles
- Leashes
- Chemical capture pole (
- Tranquilizer Gun (
- Puppies First Year video for education programs (2 copies) (

#173380 - 02/25/05 11:51 PM Re: Saga Humane Society Wish List and Update
jvid Offline
Simon,as much as I would be willing and supportive of your current requests,It is quite obvious that a few stun-guns may solve a very current and disturbing problem.The obvious situation seems to be that there are way too many strays on the island.These dogs are so pathetic,which brings the solution to which ones can survive and sorry to say,which ones need to be put down,for their own sake.Think about it,and take a good look around.We would be more than willing to contribute to stun-guns and help evaluate.You will always have our support,but..some of these dogs cannot survive.The Truth is very clear,these dogs are a very long way from home,and will not survive or be adopted,you will always have our support,but,there must be a more reliable solution.Sincerly,Judy Vidrio and Susan Martin

#173381 - 02/27/05 11:52 AM Re: Saga Humane Society Wish List and Update
SimonB Offline
jvid, I find your comments disgusting as would any animal lover.

Yes, there are many stray dogs on the island but the ones that are picked up by Saga (when we have space, and we will have much more once we get new kennels built) are treated with loving care and the majority are adopted out. We do not euthanize healthy dogs and we have dogs in our kennels who are living happy healthy lives after many months in our custody. They are walked regularly and are played with every day.

Nothing else I have to say in regards to this posting is printable.

#173382 - 02/27/05 02:59 PM Re: Saga Humane Society Wish List and Update
pnowell Offline
I agree with you SimonB. My post would be deleted to. Saga is doing the best they can. If they have the needed supplies there would be more pets available for adoption. I will check my contacts for some supplies to bring in July.

#173383 - 02/27/05 03:51 PM Re: Saga Humane Society Wish List and Update
jvid Offline
I wish you the best.Good Luck.

#173384 - 02/27/05 09:01 PM Re: Saga Humane Society Wish List and Update
seashell Offline
jvid, I don't understand your reference to stun-guns. Are you really advocating using stun guns on the strays? And what do you mean, "these dogs are a very long way from home"? Where is it that you think they came from?

I'm not a big animal lover but I'm most certainly against cruelty to animals. I find your post, uh, horrifying, confusing and sometimes contradictory.

May we expect some sort of clarification? I mean, other than your last post of "I wish you the best.Good Luck."?
A fish and a bird can fall in love, but where will they build their nest?

#173385 - 02/28/05 10:59 AM Re: Saga Humane Society Wish List and Update
jvid Offline
What I met was,tranqilizer darts,which would make it alot easier to catch the wilder strays running in packs. i,in no way met killing them.To clarify a long way from home,they have no homes and most seem to be very inbreed and alot are brought and left here from other parts of the country.I am a very big big animal lover,and when I see these poor dogs on the streets and beaches it breaks my heart.Horrifying? I have 5 dogs buried next to my house.We know who poisoned them,can we do anything?Obviously not.Of course I wish Saga the best and much luck,they definatly need it.So sorry for the misunderstanding.

#173386 - 02/28/05 02:49 PM Re: Saga Humane Society Wish List and Update
seashell Offline
OK, thanks for the clarification. Tranquilizer darts are a long way from stun-guns.
A fish and a bird can fall in love, but where will they build their nest?

#173387 - 02/28/05 09:15 PM Re: Saga Humane Society Wish List and Update
jvid Offline
Regards to you,some of us do care.

#173388 - 02/28/05 11:02 PM Re: Saga Humane Society Wish List and Update
jvid Offline
As for you Simon,Walk the beach or maybe take a good look around.Get a clue and stay on the beach one night and listen and witness to these dogs fighting and attacking all night.Wake-Up and then maybe..you can really see what you are taking on,instead of defending something that you have NO CONTROL of.Quite obivious?Show me some results.NADA.

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