Phil’s Articles

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


Posted on April 15, 2014
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By Phillip Snyder, Executive Director Published in the Gasparilla Gazette on April 15, 2014 A reception for Suncoast Humane Society, recently held at the home of Ed and Nora Lea Reefe, gave us a wonderful opportunity to unveil our plans for a capital campaign. The immediate challenge is to raise seed money, approximately $200,000, needed […]

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Posted on March 12, 2014
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By Phillip Snyder, Executive Director Published in the Englewood Sun’s on March 12, 2014 Recently on TV, a newscaster stated that the cruelty case he was reporting on was the third animal hoarding case to be investigated by local enforcement in the last few days. This raises the question is there actually an increase in […]

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Posted on January 7, 2014
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By Phillip Snyder, Executive Director Published in the Englewood Sun Let’s Go Pets on March 5, 2014 Are you aware that Suncoast Humane Society is not funded or governed by any national humane society or SPCA? I am often told by individuals that they have helped us by sending a large contribution to one of […]

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Posted on January 7, 2014
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By Phillip Snyder, Executive Director Published in the Gasparilla Gazette on January 7, 2014 Does anyone remember when naming a pet was such an easy task?  We had Rover and Fluffy, Spot (even some that had no spots) and Kitty, Fido and Tiger. Some were named after royalty such as King, Queenie, Prince, Princess and […]

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Posted on December 5, 2013
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By Phillip Snyder, Executive Director Published in the Englewood Sun’s Lets Go Pets on December 5, 2013 Suncoast Humane Society’s weekly “Dog About Town” project has proven to be a huge success. Just ask Max, a five year old Border Collie type, and his new owner Jeff, a resident of Boca Grande. This innovative project […]

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Posted on November 6, 2013
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By Phillip Snyder, Executive Director Published in the Gasparilla Gazette on November 6, 2013 Would you like to help homeless animals find permanent loving homes?  Do you want to help make their wait at the humane society’s animal care center as positive and comfortable as possible?  How about having fun and meeting people with the […]

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Posted on September 3, 2013
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By Phillip Snyder, Executive Director Published in the Gasparilla Gazette on September 3, 2013 Did you know that since 2009, Suncoast Humane Society has been offering preventive health care, including low-cost spay/neuter, for pets belonging to the public?  The initial start-up, including construction of the veterinary clinic was made possible through a generous grant from […]

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Posted on July 2, 2013
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By Phillip Snyder, Executive Director Published in the Gasparilla Gazette on July 2, 2013 “Do you have any puppies or kittens?”  This is a question often asked of our adoption staff at Suncoast Humane Society, from people seeking to adopt a pet.  The same question is echoed at most other animal shelters and adoption agencies. […]

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Posted on June 12, 2013
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By Phillip Snyder, Executive Director Published in the Englewood Sun on June 12, 2013 Statistics indicate that over 40 million homes in America have at least one feline companion.  Some say the number of cats in homes today tops 80 million.  And yet tragically, over 4 million cats and kittens are turned in to animal […]

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Posted on June 5, 2013
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By Phillip Snyder, Executive Director Published in the Englewood Sun on June 05, 2013 The rewards of having a pet as a member of your family are countless, and the unconditional love that we receive from them is priceless.  Not only can some of their actions immediately replace a bad mood with laughter, studies show […]

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