Photos by Sara
Debbie is fostering a 5 month old male dog that was rescued a few weeks ago. He was starving and has mange. He is still thin but has regained his spirit and his sweet personality. Debbie is leaving very soon for 6 weeks and he needs a new foster or, even better, a forever home. He’ll need a little extra TLC to get him healthy but he’s worth it! Look at that face!
Remember, it’s not hard to send dogs (especially small ones!) to the US and Canada. Look how cute this guy’s nose is!
On Saturday 9th of February, the Caye Caulker Humane Society provided a mobile clinic through two neighborhoods providing door-to-door veterinary services for critters and their humans. According to the CCHS, the 5 hour caravan comprised of Veterinarian Dr. Zeke, 12 volunteers (including regular CCHS volunteers and some new recruits) and 4 golf carts saw over 100 dogs, gave 80+ vaccinations, de-worming treatments, flea and tick shampoo, Frontline and heart worm prevention along with collars and leashes.
The estimated value of the services and items /medications given out was $3,000. CCHS thanks everyone who has donated money and supplies to them, as well as the volunteers who spent their day helping the pups!
Nathalie from Nash Photographer (nathalie@nashphotographer .com) was visiting the island and documented the whole thing, Click here to see her images of the action and all the cute dogs!
Panda is looking for a permanent home and he’s a catch!
He’s a sweet, well socialized playful dog. We think he’s about 1 year old and weighs about 25 pounds. He loves to cuddle and play with coconut husks.
He’s also a great watchdog. He was barking a bit too much but we’ve been working on that and he’s quieted down a lot. He will let you know if someone is creeping around at night, though.
Panda likes to be included in whatever is going on and he’s very polite in social situations. He likes kids and gets along great with other dogs. He’s a bright, fast learner. We would keep him but we are at our limit of canine family members.
Panda needs a family who is able to give him periodic medication for a few weeks and then keep a close eye on him to make sure he doesn’t relapse (he did once before and he got worse again really fast). That just means looking at him daily to make sure his skin is OK and taking a closer look if he appears to be feeling under the weather. If someone on Caye Caulker adopts him I am more than happy to stay involved and consult on his care.
Please share this if you can, and pass it along to anyone you might know who wants a fantastic pet. Please feel free to contact me (Noelle) with questions or to meet Panda:
Photo by Amanda:
Walter took Pappi for a walk around the Barrier Reef Sports Bar during last week’s Friday afternoon jam. It’s about time someone got that little Pappi under control!
Story and photo submitted by Amanda:
A woman got her friend to buy Bailey for her in Belize City for $300 when he was only 4 or 5 weeks old. She brought him back to Caye Caulker hoping to resell him but got no buyers. Amanda from CCHS gave her $20 for him. The next day, Alberto met him and fell in love. Now Bailey is the Caye Caulker Village Chairdog.
Here he is, dressed up for Halloween (what a cutie!):
Submitted by Amanda:
“Maya was a street dog that hung around the Seadreams Hotel and a Belguim family were staying and fell in love with her (brown one with big ears!) . To get her back to Belguim proved to be a nightmare – but she apparently bore it all with a smile, they lost her at one point in the lost cargo section somewhere en route.
Vito is their own dog who was young too, and they thought they would get on great. They did, so great that they take them everywhere. Now this family are a very active bunch, skiiing, parachuting, hiking, white water kayaking and more! The two dogs get on like a house on fire! So well, that they got them married – and here they are on nuptial day! Anniversary the 1 July 2011. They sent us an official invitation too! Cute huh?! Dominique sends us updates every now and then.”
Photo by Amanda
A couple of weeks ago, these two were turned in to the Humane Society by someone who was unable to care for them. They were a mess! I posted a photo here but they were so scared and fragile it’s hard to even see them.
Last night they were out socializing with their foster family and taking in the Friday jam at the Sports Bar. Boy are they looking cute! And healthy! And lovable!
The girl is the outgoing one with a blaze of white across her nose. The boy is shy and reserved and spent a good amount of time cuddling on my lap. Both of them are amazing and beautiful! They also both need homes. If you’re interested, contact CCHS. And remember, importing a dog from Belize to the US or Canada is not difficult. The Humane Society can help!
“Bo was a street-ish dog, he was taken in by Lennie and Bill some few years ago. He is no longer with us, but a sweetie!! RIP.
“So Deisel and her sister were chosen and lucky! Sickly uncared for pups, they would not have survived, but their people “bought” them and whisked them off to Canada! How happy and healthy they are now, 5 months later! Thank you to all. The pic with the bag is at the airport on their way out..!”