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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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Donate, shop - help animals

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

Published in the Englewood Sun on March 22, 2015

Is your home ready for a spring cleaning? Maybe you are about to head back to your other home in the Northlands. Either way, you may want to go through your closets, garage or storage unit and unload some of those household and other items for which you no longer have a use.

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Avoid puppy mills when searching for pet

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

Published in the Englewood Sun on March 8, 2015

The term "puppy mill" has raised its ugly head once again in the local media. The newest twist is this cruel industry's use of the Internet. The commercial breeding of dogs became well-known in the 1950s when some small farmers in the Midwest, who were unable to continue making a living raising livestock, started instead to breed purebred dogs.

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Be a hero - adopt a senior pet

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

Published in the Englewood Sun on March 1, 2015

It wasn't very long ago that finding a good home for a dog or cat older than 5 was a real challenge for humane societies, animal control agencies, and rescue groups. Tragically, due to pet overpopulation and the endless numbers of puppies and kittens surrendered to animal shelters, many older pets were not even made available for adoption.

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Expanding pet adoptions

bocabeaconlogoBy Phil Snyder, Executive Director of Suncoast Humane Society

Published in the Boca Beacon on February 20, 2015

When the Suncoast Humane Society initiated its satellite feline adoption program, the plan was to establish permanent, off-site adoption centers in different communities served by the organization. The intent was to make adopting a pet more convenient for those who live farther from the Society's Animal Care Center, as well as to help more homeless animals find forever homes.

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The Backbone of Suncoast Humane Society

bocabeaconlogoBy Jack Short, Reporter

Published in the Boca Beacon on February 13, 2015

Sometimes the challenge of writing a profile lies in accurately capturing the breadth of a person's interests or his or her hobbies. It's rare, in fact, to meet someone so wholly absorbed by their calling that they leave room for little else, as well as someone who has no regrets about doing so.

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