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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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The story of Puggsi and Khloe

englewood-sun-logoBy Phillip Snyder, Executive Director

Published in the Englewood Sun on November 23, 2014

There is nothing quite like a story about kids and animals, especially when it is a true story. Actually, it is happening during this holiday season, right here at home. The fact that the Suncoast Humane Society is involved makes it even more special. This is the story of Puggsi and Khloe.

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Halloween is not always pet-friendly

englewood-sun-logoBy Phillip Snyder, Executive Director

Published in the Englewood Sun on October 27, 2014

It's Halloween Season, a time when we welcome ghosts, goblins and the haunting holiday itself. What some pet owners do not welcome is the fear of having "scaredy cats" and "spooked dogs."

Read more: Halloween is not always pet-friendly

What is a humane society?

englewood-sun-logoBy Phillip Snyder, Executive Director

Published in the Englewood Sun and North Port Sun on October 12, 2014

What is a humane society and what does it mean to the community? By definition, the word "humane" means showing compassion or benevolence, and having a civil or refining effect on people. Those can be characterized by actions of tenderness, compassion and sympathy for animals, especially for those suffering or distressed. A society is a body of people living together as a community of communities.

Read more: What is a humane society?

Adopt a Shelter Dog month... you ready?

englewood-sun-logoBy Phillip Snyder, Executive Director

Published in the Englewood Sun on September 28, 2014

Like the flight attendant reminds us when flying, "We know you have several options and we thank you for choosing us," we at the Suncoast Humane Society know that you have several options when selecting the right pet for your family. It is sad to note that choosing from an animal shelter does not rate as high on the list as it should. Look at the options from our point of view. 

Read more: Adopt a Shelter Dog month... you ready?

Dental disease in pets: A problem to chew on

englewood-sun-logoBy Phillip Snyder, Executive Director

Published in the Englewood Sun on September 14, 2014

So far this year, 21 pets have been given a second chance at life through Suncoast Humane Society's "Shelter Angel" Medical Fund. This is owed to the generosity of donors who specify that their donations of $100, $250, $500 or more be restricted to that program.

Read more: Dental disease in pets: A problem to chew on