Phil’s Articles

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


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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pluto and ranger

Posted on March 27, 2019
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By Phil Snyder, Executive Director Suncoast Humane Society Staff and volunteers at Suncoast Humane enjoy thinking outside the box, especially when it comes to the Pet Placement Program. A recent example of their innovative thinking has actually led to the expansion of the Society’s Pet Placement Program. The add-on is based on the theory, “If […]

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Posted on March 13, 2019
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By Phil Snyder, Executive Director Suncoast Humane Society      What is a humane society and what does it mean to the community? By definition, the word “humane” means showing compassion or benevolence, and having a civil or refining affect on people. Those can be characterized by actions of tenderness, compassion and sympathy for animals, […]

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Posted on March 6, 2019
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By Phil Snyder, Executive Director Suncoast Humane Society        Even though Alice is just one of over 90 cats that have been adopted during Suncoast Humane Society’s “10 Times the Love” special adoption promotion, what a special story she is. We first met Alice in 2013, when she was brought in because of […]

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Posted on February 13, 2019
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 By Phil Snyder, Executive Director Suncoast Humane Society     February is Dog Training and Education Month (Suncoast Humane Society conducts dog training classes, year around).  It is also Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month (Suncoast Humane Society currently has six bunnies available for adoption). February 20th is Love Your Pet Day (I think that should […]

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Posted on February 13, 2019
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 By Phil Snyder, Executive Director Suncoast Humane Society       So this guy runs into Suncoast Humane Society, very upset, with the intent to lodge a complaint about uncontrollable dogs that are allowed to frequent the Doggie Park. The park is located directly adjacent to our facility on San Casa. “But wait,” I replied, […]

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Posted on January 14, 2019
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  By Phil Snyder, Executive Director Suncoast Humane Society       It is so rewarding to receive a letter from individuals or families that have adopted pets from Suncoast Humane Society. Many thank us for making it possible for them to adopt their pride and joy, while others tell us of humorous stories or anecdotes […]

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Posted on December 16, 2018
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 By Phil Snyder, Executive Director Suncoast Humane Society         Humane Societies, including Suncoast Humane Society, encourage potential pet adopters to introduce their new pet to new surroundings before the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Even then it still can be a hectic time for pets and their human families. Some time […]

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Scrappy

Posted on December 13, 2018
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  By Phil Snyder, Executive Director Suncoast Humane Society     It is the time of year when people are in a very giving mood. Nonprofit organizations are aware of this; in fact, many of them successfully raise a large percentage of their annual operating budgets during the last two months of the year. This […]

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dog fighting

Posted on November 7, 2018
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 By Phil Snyder, Executive Director Suncoast Humane Society Local humane societies should be a strong voice for the protection of animals. Even though their missions may vary, their goals advocating for the humane treatment of animals and expressed opposition to animal cruelty can be similar.   Each local humane society is independent of each other, […]

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