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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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Disaster preparedness for pets

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

Published in the Englewood Sun on May 31, 2015

Hurricane Season is upon us again. We already have one scare north of us, and there will be more storms brewing in the atlantic during the long season. There is a lot of important information available on having a plan and being prepared.

Read more: Disaster preparedness for pets

Spring is kitten and puppy season

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

Published in the Englewood Sun on May 17, 2015

Most of us look forward to spring with great anticipation. The days are longer and the nights a little warmer. Our grass turns greener, and the plants and flowers blossom. It's all good, right?

Read more: Spring is kitten and puppy season

It's 'Be Kind to Animals Week'

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

Published in the Englewood Sun on May 3, 2015

Each calendar year, there are more than 100 days, weeks, and months dedicated to celebrating animals and what they mean to us. Some bring to light important messages in animal shelter, care, protection, and welfare, while many are more fun and light-hearted.

Read more: It's 'Be Kind to Animals Week'

Animal control is underappreciated

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

Published in the Englewood Sun on April 19, 2015

Unless you are in that field of work, I'll bet you didn't know that Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week has come and gone. And, if you didn't know, it is another example of how the important services performed by animal control officers and animal control agencies, in general, are underappreciated.

Read more: Animal control is underappreciated

Pet therapy: Sharing comfort, joy, memories

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

Published in the Englewood Sun on April 5, 2015

The pet therapy program is one of the truly "feel great" programs of the Suncoast Humane Society. The program exemplifies the human-animal bond for adults and children who need it the most.

Read more: Pet therapy: Sharing comfort, joy, memories