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Save-A-Lot Saves the Day

Save-A-Lot Donation

We would like to say a big thank you to the Port Charlotte Save-A-Lot for their generous donation! They recently held a wine tasting at their store and asked customers for monetary donations to benefit the Suncoast Humane Society. After the event was over, Save-A-Lot used the monetary donations to buy pet food from their store as well as other items from our Wishlist. Thanks again Port Charlotte Save-A-Lot, we appreciate your support!

Birthday donations to benefit homeless pets

Iris - Donations from 11th Birthday

Iris recently turned 11 years old and had a party to celebrate her special day. Instead of asking her friends to bring gifts for her, she had a special request. She told her family and friends that all she wanted for her birthday was to be able to bring donations to the homeless pets of Suncoast Humane Society. She asked them to bring things like pet food, chew toys, and much more from our Wish List. Thank you for thinking of us, Iris! Our adoptable pets would like to wish you a very Happy (belated) Birthday 🙂

If pets made New Year’s resolutions

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By Phil Snyder, Executive Director of Suncoast Humane Society

Published in the Englewood Sun on December 27, 2015

It is time to make our New Year’s resolutions, so I asked several people what resolutions they thought their pets would make, if they could tell us. The responses were varied. Quite a few thought their dogs would want to be walked more frequently, their cats played with more often, and both wanting to enjoy more quality time with their human companions.

Some pets wanted to lose weight, some wanted to gain weight, and some wanted more exercise time. Several suggestions were offered, on behalf of their pets, that I found to be unique. I think you can tell which species made the following specific resolutions:

  • To stop raiding my feline friend’s litter box for delicacies.
  • To stop kicking litter out of my litter box and all over the bathroom floor.
  • To stop bringing lizards in from the lanai and presenting them as gifts, while Mom is trying to sleep.
  • To stop using the garbage can as my buffet.
  • To stop barking so much and become a couch potato.
  • To stop using the overstuffed chair as my personal nail sharpener.
  • To walk by mom’s open closet door without grabbing one of her shoes.

My favorites are:

  • To behave better so my owner does not drop me off at the humane society.
  • To start doing something wrong, because I am too perfect.

Other resolutions from more not-so-perfect pets were:

  • I will act more interested when forced to watch Animal Planet.
  • I will count to 10 before biting Aunt Mildred for rubbing my tummy juuust a little too long.
  • I will not take the legs out from under Mom and Dad as I race down the hall.
  • I will try chasing the ball, only after it has been thrown.
  • I will try and make friends with the vacuum sweeper.
  • I will also try to like the FedEx and UPS guys when they ring that antagonizing door bell.
  • I will try not to stand next to Mom or Dad after drinking water or flinging a slobber rocket.

I was prepared to add my own dog’s New Year’s resolutions, however last night he ate the list. I seem to always have dogs that love to eat paper things. One dog ate my mother-in-law’s death certificate. Luckily she never found out. The same dog once ate $265 worth of $5 bills that my wife and I were saving. I was able to retrieve $30 of the money, from the yard, over a period of time, until I finally gave up trying. I told the dog that each time he visited the yard, he was worth less money.

Whether you, or your pet, make New Year’s resolutions, or not, one resolution we should all strive for is to be the person your pet thinks you are.

Happy New Year!

Home for the Holidays Adopt-a-thon!

If you are thinking of adding a furry, four-legged member to your family before the holidays, we have an adoption offer for you. We are, once again, holding our Home for the Holidays Adopt-a-thon, featuring uniquely reduced adoption fees throughout December.

Adoption fees during this special month-long event will be $10, plus the day of the month. This means the earlier you adopt in December, the lower the adoption fee will be. For example, if you adopt your pet on December 2, your adoption fee will be $12.  If you wait to adopt until after the weekend (we’re closed to the public on Sundays and Mondays), you will pay a $18 adoption fee on December 8. In addition to all adoption fees, a $12 rabies vaccination is required. See this graphic for a complete explanation:

2015 Adoption Pricing Graphic

A new pet, young or older, requires a lot of attention in their new surroundings. If you have a busy holiday season planned, this may be a great opportunity for your family to adopt the pet of your choice and offer him (or her) time to adjust to all the sights, sounds, smells, and people that make the holiday brighter. Please remember that pets come in various sizes, shapes, and temperaments. Choosing the appropriate pet should be a family decision.

Peruse our currently adoptable cats and adoptable dogs to see if your new family member is waiting here for you, then come for a visit during our adoption hours to meet them and see if they are a good match for your family!

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Thank you, Wells Fargo!

Wells Fargo Donation

The County Line District and Greater Sarasota Wells Fargo Bank recently visited us here at Suncoast Humane Society and they certainly didn’t show up empty handed! This fun bunch donated a generous amount of pet food, supplies, and also made a monetary donation to our programs, services, and homeless pets.

Wells Fargo Volunteers Visit

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During their visit to Suncoast Humane Society they took a tour of our facility and were also able to spend some time feeding our adoptable pets. We had a great time and we think they did too!

Thank you again for your visit and generous donations. We truly appreciate your support!

Thank you, Maddie!

Maddie's Donation SHS

Maddie of Port Charlotte recently celebrated her 10th birthday! She is pictured here with her sister Jamie and some of the generous donations she collected at her birthday party for the animals of Suncoast Humane Society. Thank you so much for thinking about our adoptable pets on your special day! They truly appreciate your generosity 🙂