A haunting experience at Lakewood Camping Resort is helping to make seasons bright at the Grand Strand Humane Society! We’re proud to announce Hall-O-Wood’s Boo By the Bay, which was held each Friday & Saturday throughout October, raised $3,000 for the Myrtle Beach animal shelter.
Lakewood Camping Resort presented the check to the Grand Strand Humane Society on this Giving Tuesday.
“What you all have done really shows that you’re a part of the community and we can’t do what we do without the community,” said Lindsey Rankin, the President of the Grand Strand Humane Society Board.
Lakewood Camping Resort’s Recreation Director, Robby Ammons, picked the Grand Strand Humane Society as the beneficiary for this year’s Hall-O-Wood fundraiser because four-legged family members are a big part of the camping culture.
“With an estimated 68% of RVers traveling with their pets, it just felt right for Lakewood to give to the Grand Strand Humane Society,” said Ammons.
The donation comes during a critical time for the shelter as its staff & volunteers prepare to keep animals searching for their fur-ever home warm and fed throughout the winter.
“Our shelter is overflowing like every shelter in the area and state. It’s hard to find affordable pet care, so when people can’t care for their animals anymore, they turn them into the shelter,” explained Rankin.
The Grand Strand Humane Society takes in over 3,000 animals a year. The shelter never turns away an animal for care or shelter.
“We’re bursting at the seams & trying to care for the animals as best we can,” said Rankin.
This donation would not have been possible without the support of Lakewood’s incredible guests who paid the donation fee to enter the haunted trail this October. Lakewood Camping Resort would like to thank each participant for their generosity and for making this donation possible.
If you’d like to learn more about how you can help support the Grand Strand Humane Society on this giving Tuesday, click here. All Giving Tuesday donations will be used to replenish the shelter’s Critical Care Medical Fund. It helps cover the costs of outside emergency veterinary care bills for numerous dogs and cats, according to the shelter’s website.
Lakewood Camping Resort has plans to continue to give back to the community this holiday season.
During Pet Photos with Santa on Saturday, December 3 at 2 p.m., guests are asked to bring an item to donate to All4Paws Animal Rescue located in Pawleys Island.
Some wish list items include pill pockets, Blue Buffalo puppy food, dog or cat treats, baby wipes, linens, towels, kitten bottles, puppy pads, magic erasers, Dawn dish soap, toilet paper, laundry detergent and peanut butter.
You can learn more about the All4Paws wish list by clicking here.