Muncy, PA – One of Lycoming County’s most passionate animal lovers has passed away. Bonnie J. Lynn Snyder, owner of the nonprofit Bellabon’s Pet Recovery Services, passed away early Wednesday, August 25.
Snyder, from Muncy, had been battling cancer since March 2020. Her sister, Cindy Poust, informed her followers on her nonprofit organization’s Facebook page of her passing:
“It is with great sadness that we inform you that Bonnie passed away early this morning. She was a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a cousin, a friend and especially for her the best pet scavenger on this planet. She fought extremely hard to fight this horrible ~ nasty disease without ever giving up, no matter what her body went through. As the doctors verbally told us over the past year, “she miraculously fought back all the chances “.
She no longer suffers from pain him (sic) and is at peace with her family members and friends who came before her. She couldn’t wait to see her Boo and Petey, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge years ago. It will be a celebration of life for Bonnie at a later date ~ We’ll make sure you are all notified when the details are finalized. Thank you (sic) I love you for your thoughts, your prayers, your love, your support and your generosity.
Snyder had been running his animal rescue service for at least 10 years. Bellabon has helped pet owners who have lost their pets by posting photos and information on social media, handing out flyers and knocking on doors.
Once an animal was sighted, Snyder and his assistants used a variety of tactics to capture the animal, including setting up a feeding station, using surveillance cameras, and trapping them.
Snyder posted updates on each situation to the Bellabon’s Facebook page, most with photos of the happy owners reunited with their pets, but also the occasional sad tale of a pet.
There have been many Snyder pet rescues in Lycoming County, but she has also helped pet owners in surrounding counties including Clinton, Northumberland, Union, Snyder and Columbia.
Snyder has also helped many pet owners outside of north-central Pennsylvania who have lost their pets while traveling in the area.