Boca Grande Dog Show raises $13,000 for homeless pets at Suncoast

DSC_9862EThe Boca Grande Dog Show, recently hosted by the Boca Grande Woman’s Club, raised $13,000 for Suncoast Humane Society. The biennial event was held at the Boca Grande Community Center on March 28, with almost 60 dogs competing and many more there to observe.

Dog show judges awarded prizes in multiple categories, including a new coveted “rescue” class. Contestants shared heartwarming stories on how each dog was rescued and is now in its permanent, loving home. Adoptable dogs from Suncoast Humane Society as well as trained pet therapy teams were also seen strolling through the grounds.

The Society’s Executive Director, Phil Snyder, was thrilled.

“This was truly a fun and exciting event that warranted a huge turnout of dog owners and animal lovers,” he said. “We wish to thank the Boca Grande Woman’s Club for its generosity and support of our programs, services, and the homeless pets entrusted to our care.”

For more information, contact Suncoast Humane Society at 474-7884, go to humane.org, or stop by their adoption center at 6781 San Casa Drive, 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.