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Sharing among Humane Societies

Left to Right…Phil Snyder, Executive Director of Suncoast Humane Society and Rick Yocum, Executive Director of Humane Society of Manatee County.

Left to Right…Phil Sny­der, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of Sun­coast Humane Soci­ety and Rick Yocum, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of Humane Soci­ety of Man­a­tee County.

ENGLEWOOD, FLA. – This is a press release, pre­sented in the for­mat in which it was sent:

Hur­ri­cane Irma was trau­matic for humans and ani­mals alike, but it also brought out the gen­eros­ity in peo­ple and in this case neigh­bor­ing humane societies.

Fol­low­ing Hur­ri­cane Irma, the Humane Soci­ety of Man­a­tee County had received an over­abun­dance of pet food and sup­plies from gen­er­ous donors. So, after learn­ing that Sun­coast Humane Soci­ety had suf­fered some dam­age from the storm, and that their Pet Food Pantry had been depleted, Rick Yocum, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the Humane Soci­ety of Man­a­tee County, decided they had enough to share.

After call­ing Sun­coast Humane Soci­ety Mr. Yocum loaded up and deliv­ered a truck load of pet food, kitty lit­ter and pet sup­plies. He said, “It feels good to be able to help a neigh­bor­ing humane soci­ety and their ani­mals. After all we are all work­ing for a com­mon cause in our com­mu­ni­ties.” Phil Sny­der, Sun­coast Humane Society’s exec­u­tive direc­tor added, “The gen­eros­ity of Rick Yocum and the Humane Soci­ety of Man­a­tee County could not have come at a bet­ter time. Our pet food pantry was empty fol­low­ing Irma. We are very grateful.”

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. Over time our ser­vice area expanded and is now Char­lotte County, Sara­sota County, the Boca Grande por­tion of Lee County and beyond.  

Visit our adopt­able pets and learn more about Sun­coast Humane Soci­ety online at www.humane.org, in per­son at 6781 San Casa Drive, Engle­wood, FL 34224 or at one of our many com­mu­nity events!


This press release was posted as a pub­lic ser­vice. A press release is a writ­ten announce­ment sub­mit­ted to news orga­ni­za­tions to pub­li­cize an event or activ­ity, a mile­stone or a point of view. Engle­wood Edge has not researched the asser­tions made and takes no respon­si­bil­ity for the content.

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