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Press Articles

While you're here, check us out in the November/December 2015 issue of Gasparilla Magazine and the November 2015 issue of Harbor Style Magazine!
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Our press articles are also periodically published in the Boca Beacon and the Venice Gondolier
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Why does my dog do that?

englewood-sun-logoBy Phil Snyder, Executive Director of Suncoast Humane Society

Published in the Englewood Sun on August 30, 2015

Have you ever asked yourself, "Why does my dog do that?" Or in a more angry moment, you may ask, "Why in the blankity blank does that blankity blank dog do that?" Dogs are creatures of habit and, if left to their own devices, they can become creatures of bad habits.

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It's raining cats and dogs

englewood-sun-logoBy Phil Snyder, Executive Director of Suncoast Humane Society

Published in the Englewood Sun on August 16, 2015

I believe the phrase, "It's Raining Cats and Dogs," was originally intended to describe a heavy downpour of rain. It has a different meaning to staff and volunteers at open admissions animal shelters.

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Ensuring a future - leave a legacy

englewood-sun-logoBy Phil Snyder, Executive Director of Suncoast Humane Society

Published in the Englewood Sun on August 2, 2015

You never know when something you say or do impresses someone, or even better, leaves a lasting impression. This is especially important to us in the nonprofit field, where everyone you meet can be a potential donor.

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Does your pet match your drapes?

englewood-sun-logoBy Phil Snyder, Executive Director of Suncoast Humane Society

Published in the Englewood Sun on July 19, 2015

Unless you work at, or are associated with, a humane society, rescue group or an animal control agency, you probably never wonder why people relinquish their pets to animal shelters. There are many reasons - some understandable and a whole lot not so.

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Your dog cannot outrun a mosquito

englewood-sun-logoBy Phil Snyder, Executive Director of Suncoast Humane Society

Published in the Englewood Sun on June 28, 2015

"My dog is so fast; no mosquito can catch him." That is actually the latest and undoubtedly the quirkiest reason used by a dog owner while declining the purchase of heartworm preventive.

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