Phil’s Articles

Our press articles are periodically published in the Englewood SunBoca Beacon and the Venice Gondolier.


Posted on August 9, 2019
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By Phil Snyder, Executive Director Suncoast Humane Society  It is a very trying time for many animal shelters in Southwest Florida. There are news reports of many shelters having no more room to provide for incoming homeless animals. A few are even pleading that many animals are facing euthanasia if they are not adopted soon. […]

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Posted on July 25, 2019
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By Phil Snyder, Executive Director Suncoast Humane Society  I’ll bet you did not know that some of the pet awareness topics celebrated in July included: Dog House Repair Month (please don’t chain your dog to a dog house), Lost Pet Prevention Month (keep your pet indoors), ID Your Pet Day (don’t forget microchipping), Pet Fire […]

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Posted on July 9, 2019
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By Phil Snyder, Executive Director Suncoast Humane Society  I met Mary Max in 2002 while attending a legislative conference in Washington D.C., sponsored by The Humane Society of the United States. I had just sat down at a table in the corner, close to the podium, when she and her husband asked if they could […]

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Posted on June 28, 2019
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 By Phil Snyder, Executive Director Suncoast Humane Society  Living in Southwest Florida, we know it is hurricane season. We are constantly reminded, and rightfully so, that we should have a plan for our families. What is sometimes left out of these reminders is the need to also plan for our four-legged family members.     Like […]

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Posted on June 17, 2019
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By Phil Snyder, Executive Director Suncoast Humane Society  Most people know that animal shelters receive and adopt dogs and cats. Few, however, realize the numbers of small critters that are turned into these same shelters. During 2018, Suncoast Humane Society received 108 bunnies, ferrets, guinea pigs, hamsters and gerbils. This year to date over 60 […]

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Posted on June 3, 2019
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  By Phil Snyder, Executive Director Suncoast Humane Society    Many famous people use their celebrity status to speak out for the rights, protection and welfare of animals.  One of the loudest voices is Betty White, who seldom appears anywhere without bringing up her love for animals. Television host Bob Barker always ended his shows […]

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Posted on May 22, 2019
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  By Phil Snyder, Executive Director Suncoast Humane Society     While walking from the parking lot into Home Depot to look for a garage door opener, Jessica and her daughter Jasmine didn’t know they were about to save a life and make a pet owner very happy. That is, however, exactly what happened. Out of […]

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Posted on April 22, 2019
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  By Phil Snyder, Executive Director Suncoast Humane Society    Suncoast Humane Society and other animal shelters in Southwest Florida find themselves in a topsy-turvy world every season, compared to our counterparts up north. We know that more puppies and kittens are born during the spring, summer and early fall than at any other times […]

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Posted on April 12, 2019
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  By Phil Snyder, Executive Director Suncoast Humane Society    We know that the rewards of having a pet as a member of your family are countless. The unconditional love we receive from them is priceless. Not only can some of their playful actions immediately replace a bad mood with laughter, but studies show there […]

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