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#379999 - 06/12/10 03:05 PM one more last word on saga
sweetjane Offline
my understanding is that, as of today, the clinic at Saga is closed indefinitely.

my understanding is that the island vet will not treat the saga animals or those of saga supporters. animals that do not have wallets will not be treated.

10 years of good for no reward but the the sake, welfare and safety of the animals - POOF - gone. this is just not right, people....

#380002 - 06/12/10 03:28 PM Re: one more last word on saga [Re: sweetjane]
pnut Offline
This is the saddest thing I have heard for a long time! I hope that it gets worked out, SAGA does such good work. Shame on this new island vet.

#380018 - 06/12/10 06:11 PM Re: one more last word on saga [Re: sweetjane]
iluvbelize Offline
If this is all true, it is a crying shame. Does SAGA not have any funds with which to pay for the discounted vet services that were offered by the island vet specifically to SAGA? Surely SAGA has funds on account that donors would want to see used for the medical welfare of the animals under SAGA's control. WORK IT OUT PEOPLE!!!

#380019 - 06/12/10 06:29 PM Re: one more last word on saga [Re: iluvbelize]
LaraTravelBelize Offline
i saw on facebook that they closed today, but i dont understand WHY they had to close? like, literally, how come? not leading anything here.....just truly i dont know why they had to close. can someone fill me on the missing piece?
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#380020 - 06/12/10 06:34 PM Re: one more last word on saga [Re: iluvbelize]
SimonB Offline
The solution is simple. Have the private vet cover 75% of the operating costs of SAGA, less the cost to SAGA for having a vet on staff. In addition to that the private vet would have to maintain the same level of free spay/neuters per month, maintain the same level of subsidised veterinary care that SAGA does and provide veterinary care for all animals in the shelter at no charge.

#380021 - 06/12/10 06:39 PM Re: one more last word on saga [Re: LaraTravelBelize]
AriTrejo Offline
OK, I am posting a reply so as to clarify things a bit for all:

Due to Saga's inability to obtain a license for its new Vet, it cannot operate as a veterinary clinic. It is very important that Saga does not work outside of the laws of Belize. Saga very much appreciates the outpouring of support from the community and would like to assure all concerned that we are doing everything in our power to change the situation. You can help by signing the online petition http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/savesagahumanesociety/.

In the meantime, Saga is still open for the rescue and shelter of animals and have some products available in our shelter shop.

Edited by AriTrejo (06/12/10 06:40 PM)

#380022 - 06/12/10 06:45 PM Re: one more last word on saga [Re: SimonB]
iluvbelize Offline
Thanks Ari. I have signed the petition. Can you please tell us what SAGA plans to do for vet treatment for the animals in need of same, in the interim? Will SAGA refer animals to the island vet practice?

Edited by iluvbelize (06/12/10 06:50 PM)

#380023 - 06/12/10 06:48 PM Re: one more last word on saga [Re: SimonB]
iluvbelize Offline
That does not sound simple to me Simon. What does sound simple is for SAGA to refer all sick or injured animals under its control to the private vet for treatment at discounted fees. SAGA has funds that it received from donors to cover this treatment. Donations to cover the supplies and expenses for free spay/neuters performed by the private vet as pro bono work could be made via the SPAF and/or FOSP.

#380024 - 06/12/10 06:56 PM Re: one more last word on saga [Re: iluvbelize]
sweetjane Offline
Originally Posted By: iluvbelize

...and believe it or not, here we agree. also, believe it or not, i am talking with the other parties to see if there can be a compromise worked out.
what i'm not sure understand is why there is not room on the island for the 2 vets - both Dr Droke AND the saga vet?

#380025 - 06/12/10 06:57 PM Re: one more last word on saga [Re: iluvbelize]
SimonB Offline
Have you not read what percentage of the operating costs of SAGA are covered by the in-house vet fees. Do you really think that in even the best of times they could possibly cover those costs by donations? If they could they would.

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