Suncoast Humane Society Honored with Top 4-Star Rating

January 15, 2016
By Marcy Shortuse

image009The board of trustees and staff are proud to announce that Suncoast Humane Society has received the coveted 4-star rating by Charity Navigator. This top honor, from America’s largest independent charity evaluator, has been awarded for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.
Out of the thousands of nonprofit organizations Charity Navigator evaluates each year, only one out of four earns a 4-star rating. Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator states: “This exceptional designation differentiates Suncoast Humane Society from its peers and demonstrates to the public that it is worthy of their trust. Receiving four out of the possible four stars indicates they adhere to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way.”
Phil Snyder, Executive Director of Suncoast Humane Society, adds: “This is a great honor, and it comes at a time when Suncoast Humane Society is facing the challenge of raising a lot of money for a badly needed new facility. It is important that our donors trust that we are using funding wisely to accomplish our mission to reduce the number of homeless animals and improve the quality of life. This 4-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates to our donors that we take our fiduciary and governance responsibilities very seriously.”
Suncoast Humane Society’s 4-star rating and other information about charitable giving are available on
For more information, contact Suncoast Humane Society at 941-474-7884, visit or stop by their adoption center at 6781 San Casa Drive, Englewood.
Expansions to their facility in Englewood during the 1980s and 1990s helped the Society to provide more effectively 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.