Grand Strand Humane Society holds open house

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – The Grand Strand Humane Society held an open house an Sunday, and explained some of the upcoming changes it plans to make.

“I would like us to be a community example of an organization that cares and is making a difference”, says new Executive Director Suzanne Roman. She has had the position for almost two months. She says her goal is to make the Society’s services more affordable and accessible to the community. She says she also wants to initiate more education and outreach programs to build ties with the community. “We are moving in the direction of making our organization a community organization. That is what it takes to make the maximum difference here … we would like for them to get involved, we do need their support.”

Roman says she’s already seeing an increase in adoptions thanks to one of the new changes. The Humane Society is now open seven days a week for pet adoptions instead of just five. Scott and Jodie Mackenzie officially adopted a puppy named Shadow during the adoption, after seeing her for the first time two days ago. The Mackenzies are longtime supporters of the Grand Strand Humane Society. This is their second time adopting from the organization. “I just think it’s great what they do. Their hearts are in it. You can tell they’re very passionate about what they do, and that’s the reason we keep coming back,” says Scott Mackenzie.

If you would like to adopt a pet from the Grand Strand Humane Society, or inquire about any of its other services, you can stop in any day of the week between 12 and 5 P.M. On Thursdays and Fridays, it is open until 7 P.M.