Halloween Haunted Houses that Help Homeless Animals

Combining fun, fright, and philanthropy, from coast to coast a number of Halloween haunted houses will be helping dogs and cats who need forever homes as they help fear fans get in the ‘spirit’ of the 2017 screamin’ season! We were able to dig up the following attractions that will raise funds for paws causes as they raise heart rates…see if there is a Halloween happening with heart in your area! Keep in mind that haunted houses are for humans only… after all, no one wants to look like a scaredy cat in front of their dog!

Alabama

Montgomery Humane Society Haunted House
Where: 1150 John Overton Drive in Montgomery
When: each Friday and Saturday evening from October 13 – 28
Admission: $10 in advance, $12 at the door

Unleashing scares for a sixth season, this Alabama animal shelter’s haunted house will unveil its plot to petrify visitors on Friday the 13th! Two new diabolical scenes to make you scream will debut this year, with the cast keeping as silent as the grave on the topic of what gore is in store for visitors. Although not for the faint of heart, the mission of the anxiety-inducing attraction will warm the hearts of animal lovers.

California

Evil Vine Cemetery- Haunted House
Where:  2110 Euclid Avenue in Napa Valley
When:  October 28th and 31st from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

A haunt that will scare the living daylights out of Halloween revelers will help to bring about the dawn of a new day for the companion and fair animals who have been offered a new lease on life thanks to Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch. This annual fright fest will accept donations for the no-kill rescue and sanctuary and have an information table set up so visitors can learn more about the paws cause.

Delaware

Hockessin Haunted House
Where: 19 Nathalie Drive, Village of Manly in Hockessin
When: October 20 -21 and 27 – 28 (with rain dates October 22nd and 29th)
Admission: $5

Since 2010 Hockessin Haunted House has made a real killing for the no-kill organization Comp Animals Pet Rescue. In 2016 alone the Delaware scare fest sold $3,954 in tickets for the annual sojourn into the supernatural. This year victims will visit spirits that refuse to give up the ghost at “The Exorcism of Mary Grace.”

Florida

NOTE: The city of Sebring is suffering from the effects of Hurricane Irma, and while official word has not been posted, this haunted attraction may be cancelled this year.

Terror Trail
Where: On the grounds of the Humane Society of Highlands County
7321 Haywood Taylor Boulevard in Sebring
When: Each Friday and Saturday in October

Sleepless hours may be the result for those who dare to face down the scares outside the Humane Society of Highlands County at Halloween, but this year’s Nightmares theme will lead to sweet dreams for the homeless dogs and cats in the non-profit’s care.

Iowa

Harris Haven Haunted Funeral Home
Where: 3767 Lafayette Road in Evansdale
When: September 29 – 30, October 5 – 7, each Thursday through Sunday from October 12th -29th and October 30th and 31st
Admission: $25 (fast pass available for $35)

Exhumed for another year of fear, will the horrors you encounter at Harris Haven Haunted Funeral Home and Ravenhurst Manor (a new attraction still shrouded in mystery) turn you into a ‘fraidy cat? Visitors can rest in peace knowing that $1 from each ticket sold will help the Cedar Bend Humane Society in its ongoing efforts to offer a new life to dogs and cats in need.

Missouri

The Beast Haunted House
Where: 1401 West 13th Street in Kansas City

As the nation’s largest haunted house attraction feeds on your fear, your attendance can help to feed animals in need. Fright fans who bring an unopened can or bag of dog or cat food for the adorable adoptables at Great Plains SPCA (a no-kill organization which cares for more than 35,000 homeless companion animals each year) will receive $5 off on their ticket to The Beast, Macabre Cinema or Edge of Hell.

New Hampshire

Haunted Overload
Where: DeMerritt Hill Farm in Lee
When: each Friday, Saturday and Sunday from October 13 – 29, plus Thursday October 19th, Monday October 30th and Halloween
Admission: $5 for a daytime visit; $25 for the main attraction; $13 for Fright Night Lite and $15 for Lights Out on Halloween

The winner of The Great Halloween Fright Night on ABC, this famous fear fest is a haunt with a lot of heart (and intestines, and brains, and…) which raises funds each year for the Cocheco Valley Humane Society.

From scaredy cats to doggedly devoted admirers of the horror genre, this villainous venue offers something for everyone. For the hard core Halloween attraction aficionado there’s the haunted trail, which just might lead to a dead end for those who dare to tread the path. However, things that go bump in the night won’t give you goosebumps when seen in the sunlight, so if your family includes a “little monster” or if you are simply dying to go to a haunted attraction without experiencing a terrified reaction, take a Day Haunt walk through an actor-free atmosphere filled with sets that would fill you with fear once the sun sets. For one evening only Haunted Overload also offers a look at the lair without scares during Fright Night Lite, which give visitors the opportunity to see all the special effects and eerie lighting without any encounters with evil.

Pennsylvania

The Beastly Haunted Trail
Where: The Beaver County Humane Society at 3394 Brodhead Road in Aliquippa
When: September 29 – October 28
Admission: $12

By day the grounds that lead to The Beaver County Humane Society offers a second chance at life for dogs and cats in need, but when darkness falls the way to the facility will lead to creatures that will scare the living daylights out of those who embark on The Beastly Haunted Trail. A true trek into terror, children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent.

Hundred Acres Manor
Where: 1 Hundred Acre Drive in Bethel Park
When: Opened in early September. October dates include October 1, 4 – 8, 11 – 15 and 18 – Halloween
Admission:
$20 general admission, $35 V.I.P. admission

People who wear their heart on their sleeve when it comes to paws causes will find that their heart is in their throat as they embark on a journey into fear at Pittsburgh’s popular fear factory. A star in the world of horror, Hundred Acres Manor has appeared on The Travel Channel, and consistently earns the title of one of this country’s creepiest Halloween haunts. Featuring over a mile of monsters in six attractions, over the years Hundred Acres Manor has raised more than one million dollars for The Homeless Education Children’s Fund and Animal Friends.

Wisconsin

Where: 700 Hendricks Street in Merrill
When:
Weekends from October 14th through October 28th, and Halloween (Lincoln County Humane Society Night is October 20)
Admission:
$10 general admission ($20 for a fast pass)

No matter how you slice it, this sawmill-inspired scare fest has its heart (and perhaps the hearts of others!) in the right place. For years the attraction has helped a local chapter of the Boy Scouts, and has raised both funds and food for worthy causes. October 14th is the Halloween happening’s Lincoln County Humane Society Night, with a portion of the proceeds from tickets sold benefiting dogs and cats who wouldn’t have had a ghost of a chance without the care of the no-kill facility.

The Haunted Trail

Where: Dane County Humane Society
5132 Voges Road in Madison
When: October 14, 21 and 28
Kid’s Matinee (trick-or-treat event) each Saturday from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.; adults only scares from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Admission: $10 adults, $5 for children

The walking path that leads to the entrance of the Dane County Humane Society puts our pals with paws on the path to a better tomorrow by scaring up funds with a Halloween transformation into a hike of horror. While the undead will strike dread into the hearts of those who arrive after dark, daytime hours feature family-friendly fun with friendly monsters.

Misery Haunted House
Where: 299 South Pearl Street in Berlin
When: September 29 – 30 and each Friday and Saturday from October 6 – 28, plus Thursday October 26th and Sunday October 29th
Admission: $14

It’s been said that giving is good for the soul, and by donating an item from Oshkosh Area Humane Society’s wish list All Hallow’s Eve enthusiasts to Misery Haunted House may be able to save their own souls and save money in the process, as $1 will be knocked off the ticket price for each valiant victim…I mean, visitor, who contributes to the paws cause. The fifth annual teeth-chattering trip into terror will dig up more funds for dogs and cats in need by donating $1 from each ticket sold to the non-profit animal welfare organization.


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About Grace Sydney

Grace Sydney is the Assistant Editor of DogTipper.com and CatTipper.com, covering celebrity-related rescue news. She operates the @HollywoodDogs Twitter account sharing information on celebrity fundraising for rescues and shelters.