Florence, South Carolina 2021-11-30 22:21:34 –
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (WBTW) —Animal shelters in the Grand Strand area attended Tuesday’s giving and asked community members to give back.
Food and vaccines for animals, contraceptive and contraceptive surgery costs, veterinary care, and supplies are just a few of the costs normally paid by donations to the North Myrtle Beach Humane Society.
“It’s very expensive for us to run an animal shelter,” said Tina Hunter, executive director of the North Myrtle Beach shelter. “Last year’s annual expense was $ 570,000. This year we’re already pretty close to that, and we still have a month.”
Authorities are trying to build a new shelter to clear the overcrowding, Hunter said.
“Well, when our costs are very high, it’s really hard for us to try to save money for a new building,” Hunter said.
Both the Grand Strand Humane Society and the Kindkeeper Animal Rescue need new facilities and are looking for donations.
Jessica Maccatia, Event Coordinator for Kindkeeper Animal Rescue, said: “We want to expand it all.”
Whether someone donates, adopts, or raises a pet, shelters say it’s important to provide some form of support.
“It’s very important to donate to animal shelters, especially during the holiday season,” says McAteer. “We are in the season that everyone gives.”
Below is a link to the GivingTuesday page for your local shelter.
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