Phil’s Articles

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


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 May 6, 2019
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  By Phil Snyder, Executive Director Suncoast Humane Society    Another recent investigation and reporting of an animal hoarding case in Charlotte County raises the question, is there actually an increase in animal hoarding or is there increased awareness of this horribly neglectful activity?

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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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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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