Phil’s Articles

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


Posted on March 22, 2018
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 By Phil Snyder, Executive Director Suncoast Humane Society Guess what species of animal is the fastest growing on the pet-overpopulation charts? Then guess what animal ranks third in those turned into animal shelters, right behind dogs and cats? If you guessed rabbit and rabbit, you guessed correctly.

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Posted on March 9, 2018
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 By Phil Snyder, Executive Director Suncoast Humane Society Biggy, Mack and Blacky are all wonderful cats that should be in a home enjoying their human family members. All three have been awaiting adoption at Suncoast Humane Society for over six months. At this point they must be thinking, “Hey, what about me” as they watch […]

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Posted on February 23, 2018
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 By Phil Snyder, Executive Director Suncoast Humane Society I read with sadness but interest two articles which appeared recently in the Englewood Sun on the same day. One was an alleged animal abuse case involving the beating to death of a puppy. The second was alleged neglect where several animals were found to be in […]

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Posted on January 26, 2018
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 By Phil Snyder, Executive Director Suncoast Humane Society Does anyone remember when naming a pet was such an easy task?  We had Rover and Fluffy, Spot (some with that name had no spots) and Kitty, Fido and Tiger. Many were named after royalty such as King, Queenie, Prince, Princess and even Duke and Duchess.  Believe […]

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Posted on July 16, 2017
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By Phil Snyder, Executive Director Suncoast Humane Society Published in the Englewood Sun on July 16, 2017 Just recently an individual visiting Suncoast Humane Society stated, “If I had a large farm I would take them all home.” She of course, was referring to all the homeless animals in the shelter that day. She did […]

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Posted on July 2, 2017
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By Phil Snyder, Executive Director Suncoast Humane Society Published in the Englewood Sun on July 02, 2017 Humane Societies and animal shelters in Southwest Florida find themselves in a topsy-turvy world compared to their counterparts up north. It is a fact that dogs and cats have more puppies and kittens during the spring, summer and […]

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Posted on June 11, 2017
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By Phil Snyder, Executive Director Suncoast Humane Society Published in the Englewood Sun on June 11, 2017 Hurricane Andrew, one of the most destructive hurricanes ever, was a real wake-up call for the need to include animals in disaster planning. Not only for family pets but for farm animals, zoos, wildlife centers and animal sanctuaries. […]

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Posted on May 28, 2017
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By Phil Snyder, Executive Director Suncoast Humane Society Published in the Englewood Sun on May 28, 2017 I felt very privileged, recently, to receive a letter from Michael Thatcher, President and CEO of Charity Navigator. He opened by stating, “ On behalf of Charity Navigator, I wish to congratulate Suncoast Humane Society on attaining the […]

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Posted on May 14, 2017
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By Phil Snyder, Executive Director Suncoast Humane Society Published in the Englewood Sun on May 14, 2017 Most of us look forward to spring with great anticipation. The days are longer and the nights a little brighter. Sometimes it isn’t even so humid, compared to a summer that lies ahead. That’s all good, right? Sadly, […]

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Posted on April 30, 2017
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By Phil Snyder, Executive Director Suncoast Humane Society Published in the Englewood Sun on April 30, 2017 Suncoast Humane Society is featuring a story, on their website and Facebook page, of a wonderful pup named Martini. The 7 month old white and brown female mix (yes probably some pit bull mixture) was brought to their […]

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