By Phil Snyder, Executive Director of Suncoast Humane Society
Published in the Englewood Sun on May 11, 2016
As an open admissions animal care center, Suncoast Humane Society never turns away an animal in need. During this past week, your local humane society saw an increase in the number of stray and surrendered animals brought to us at our San Casa Drive location in Englewood. This increase in incoming animals will nearly double the number of homeless dogs and cats being housed at the facility.
With this sudden increase, the Society is calling for help from the community. Perhaps you have been thinking about adding a loveable, furry friend into your family? One who will be eternally grateful for the love and comfort you provide. Maybe you have a few extra hours a week to volunteer? We are always in need of compassionate volunteers to cuddle our cats, socialize with the dogs or help out at the three area Suncoast Humane Society Thrift Stores.
For more information about adoptable pets at Suncoast Humane Society’s or to learn how you can support their mission to “reduce the number of homeless animals and improve the quality of life”, call 941-474-7884, visit www.humane.org or stop by the Adoption Center at 6781 San Casa Drive in Englewood.
Suncoast Humane Society has been serving animals and people since 1971. Founded as Englewood Animal Aid Society, the organization’s services and programs were soon challenged to meet the demands placed on them by the pet over-population crises.
Expansions to their facility in Englewood during the 1980s and 1990s helped the Society to more effectively provide for a growing service area. To reflect the changes, the organization became Suncoast Humane Society. Today their service area includes Charlotte County, most of Sarasota County, and the Boca Grande portion of Lee County, a total of over 450 square miles.