Letters to the Editor

Thank you for working to save animals

They say it takes a community to raise a child, but it also takes a community to help animals in need! And that is what Grand Strand businesses did with all their support to the Coastal Animal Rescue second annual golf tournament.

Without their support Coastal Animal Rescue could not save as many animals as it does each year. With so many people out of work and having to give up their animals and with so many kittens born each year and abused animals rescued, it's getting more difficult to provide shelter and care for so many paws. Coastal Animal Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, no-kill shelter located in Murrells Inlet and depends solely on community support.

Thank you to Wachesaw Plantation Club for hosting the tournament; the golfers thoroughly enjoyed playing on your pristine course. To Coastal Carolina University men’s and women's golf team, thank you for driving the ball home for Coastal Animal Rescue.

Thank you to Carolyn Bailey-State Farm Insurance, our “top dog” sponsor who made this tournament possible. Thank you to Ed Piotrowski and WPDE-TV, our faithful friend and media sponsor, and Grand Strand Nissan, Marty Martin, for offering the 2013 Nissan Altima for a hole-in-one contest.

A big thank you to the many businesses in our community who were so generous with the hole signs and prizes.

This was a successful community effort and in return will save the lives of many animals. Our goal is to find forever homes for the many cats and dogs that come through our door but until then, we as a shelter need your support. For more information on how you can help these orphans, visit www.coastalanimal


Thank you from all our volunteers and many homeless paws.

The writer is a volunteer with Coastal Animal Rescue.