As you know, the town of San Pedro, which is located on the island of Ambergris Caye in Belize, was planning to use strychnine to kill additional homeless and roaming dogs in the community, despite the existence of an open-admission animal shelter on the island that was willing to take in unwanted dogs and find them homes or provide euthanasia by injection if they could not be safely placed.

Thank you to everyone who spoke out—your voice was heard! San Pedro Mayor Daniel Guerrero has agreed to halt the poisoning of dogs and work with the Saga Humane Society on a formal plan to take homeless dogs to the animal shelter. The mayor and the Saga Humane Society staff are planning an official announcement, but we couldn't wait to tell you how your e-mails paid off for dogs!