Phil’s Articles

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


Posted on May 25, 2018
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 By Phil Snyder, Executive Director Suncoast Humane Society The generic name for humans has always been John or Jane Doe. The equivalent in the canine world is Fido, and arguably Rover and Spot.

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Posted on May 9, 2018
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 By Phil Snyder, Executive Director Suncoast Humane Society The first full week of May is “National Be Kind to Animals Week.” It is actually the nation’s oldest celebrated week, originated in 1915 by the American Humane Association. The humane organizations intent was to encourage love and compassion for all animals. It is nice to know […]

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Posted on April 22, 2018
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 By Phil Snyder, Executive Director Suncoast Humane Society TODAY is Earth Day. Humane Societies are very supportive of creating and maintaining a clean environment, as this special day is devoted to. There is a lot of newscasts and articles on how to achieve a healthier earth. One issue that comes to mind not only helps […]

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Posted on April 5, 2018
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 By Phil Snyder, Executive Director Suncoast Humane Society We are at the end of what us year rounders call “Season.” What this means to Suncoast Humane Society is that many of our regular volunteers will be leaving us for the summer. Humane Societies in SW Florida find themselves in a unique but not welcomed situation. […]

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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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