By Phil Snyder, Executive Director Suncoast Humane Society On a recent flight I was on, the flight attendant reminded everyone that we had several options for flying, and we were thanked for choosing their airline. Suncoast Humane Society also knows that you have several options when selecting the right pet for your family. It is […]
By Phil Snyder, Executive Director Suncoast Humane Society It’s estimated that 88 million cats share our homes (or allow us to share theirs) as opposed to 74 million dogs. Even though more households own dogs, many people have more than one cat, pushing their numbers up over dogs.
By Phil Snyder, Executive Director Suncoast Humane Society Zeus enjoyed a loving home for the first 8 years of his life. Like most cherished pets, he shared the companionship and feeling of security with his human family. Then suddenly in February of 2016, the security he enjoyed came to an abrupt end. Family health issues […]
By Phil Snyder, Executive Director Suncoast Humane Society It is exceptionally important that humane societies with a spay/neuter clinic, or in the case of Suncoast Humane Society a preventive healthcare clinic, employ highly skilled veterinarians with shelter medicine experience. This is exactly the case with Dr. Kerstin Martin del Campo, who has joined the team at Suncoast Humane Society as staff veterinarian. “Dr. Kerstin” […]
By Phil Snyder, Executive Director Suncoast Humane Society Ruka was nearing the end of her life when she was brought to Suncoast Humane Society. Her original owner had moved away and left Ruka with a relative. The relative had tried for 2 months to care for Ruka, however the 11 year Pitbull/Lab mix was sick […]
By Phil Snyder, Executive Director Suncoast Humane Society Gracie is a 9 year old, 7 pound Yorkie who, following a recent 11 day adventure, has been returned safely to her loving family in Sarasota. Some of her adventure is known, but some is not so clear.
By Phil Snyder, Executive Director Suncoast Humane Society There is a line in the old rock and roll song, Shake Rattle and Roll that talks about a one eyed cat, peeping in a seafood store. I am sure that Big Joe Turner and later Bill Haley, artists that performed the song, were not referring to […]
By Phil Snyder, Executive Director Suncoast Humane Society We all like to hear quotes that inspire us, make us feel good, bring a smile or make us laugh. There are hundreds of popular quotes by famous people about pets. Two very popular quotes that we hear are Jonathan Swift’s, “Every dog must have […]
By Phil Snyder, Executive Director Suncoast Humane Society June is Adopt a Cat Month. It was originated by the American Humane Association with the intent to draw attention to the many cats that await permanent homes in animal shelters. Sadly, animal shelter personnel also know June as a month where litter after litter […]
By Phil Snyder, Executive Director Suncoast Humane Society We should know by now June is the official start of hurricane season. Problem is, our pets may not know that. As pet owners it is our role to assure their safety. They are family members whose welfare must be included in our planning.