For the love of animals

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By Lanier Laney

A great time was had by all at the 4th Annual Oyster Roast & BBQ for The Humane Association of the Lowcountry (HAL) who hosted their big annual fundraiser at Pleasant Point Clubhouse this past Saturday. People danced, drank, and bid on great silent auction items to raise money to help the plight of our homeless furry friends.
HAL was formed to enhance the Beaufort County Animal Shelter’s foster care program and improve its adoption rates. They’ve done an amazing job placing puppies and kittens, as well as dogs and cats, in foster homes until they are ready to be spayed or neutered and put up for adoption. HAL provides food, litter and other supplies. The group also pays for a portion of medical expenses. HAL holds adoption fairs and places pictures and descriptions on Petfinder to help foster and rescue animals find forever homes. HAL is an all-volunteer nonprofit charity, and all money donated is used to help the animals.  (To volunteer or donate, go to: www.halsc.org)
I’m sure if the many animals they have helped over the years find happy homes could speak, they would give big thank-yous to all the ticket buyers, and hardworking volunteers and board members Rob Studley, Tia Painter, Jan Hughes, Sheila Munson and foster parent coordinator Carolyn Bolster. Special thanks go to Helen Spalding and Diane Kenny for the great photographs they took for you: