Man Collects $21K In Coins, Donates To Animals


BRADENTON, Florida – A Manatee County man donated more than $21,000 in spare change he’s picked up over the years to a local animal rescue.

The Bradenton Herald reports that Rick Snyder has collected the loose coins over 10 years. On Tuesday, volunteers from the Gulf Shore Animal League went to his home to help him gather 2,500 pounds of coins.

Gulf Shore’s main focus is taking care of cats.

Snyder collected change at car washes and dug coins out of vacuums and vending machines during his daily walks to care for feral cats in the area.

The rescue group says it’s the largest donation it has received from an individual contributor.

Snyder says he didn’t want to keep the money for himself because he has enough.