Help Suncoast ‘Clear the Shelter’

August 9, 2019
By Marcy Shortuse

To the Editor:
The phrase, “It’s Raining Cats and Dogs,” was originally intended to describe a heavy downpour of rain. Right now, however, in addition to the rainy season, Suncoast Humane Society is experiencing a heavy downpour of cat and dog admissions.
Suncoast Humane Society currently has nearly 150 canines and felines waiting for new homes. There are also bunnies, guinea pigs, and others in the adoption room waiting to go to good homes. Many more will continue to be admitted as we never turn away an animal in need. Open admissions shelters like Suncoast Humane Society always face the challenge of adopting out the many healthy animals they receive, large and small. It often takes weeks or even months before that special home appears. Right now, far too many pets are waiting for that second chance to be loved.
“Clear the Shelters” is a national adoption campaign that starts on August 17.
We can’t wait, these animals need homes and the time is now for us. During the month of August Suncoast Humane Society is featuring special reduced adoption fees of just $10 for all cats and dogs. Please help us clear our shelter.
Stop into the main Animal Adoption Center located at 6781 San Casa Drive, Englewood, Florida and meet all of the pets currently available. You can also visit adoptable cats at our 6 satellite adoption centers                              located inside Petco (Port Charlotte and North Venice) and Pet Supermarket (North Port, Venice, Englewood and South Venice.)
To view all of our adoptable pets, please visit us online at
Phil Snyder
Executive Director, Suncoast Humane Society