Comanche County resident hosts fright event to raise money for animals

Comanche County resident hosts fright event to raise money for animals

FAXON, OK (KSWO)- A Comanche County resident is hosting a spook house in hopes of raising money for animals in need.

Leon Scheall has been working for days to get his land ready for his first ever 'Faxon Forest of Fears'.

He said he came up with the idea in an effort to help raise money for the Lawton Humane Society.
Despite their efforts, Scheall says many events geared toward finding animals a forever home does not bring in the funds they need in order to cover the cost of operation.

So, Scheall decided to try a different approach by capitalizing on people's love of scary attractions.

He's hoping to raise $2,000 to $3,000 for the Humane Society, so that it may continue to do its work.

"Me and my wife have always been animal lovers," He said. "Anytime we see an animal in need we try to help out if we can. If we can't we turn people to the Humane Society so that they can help. Without donations from the public, they're not going to be able to do that anymore".

We also spoke with the president of the Lawton humane society, Thomas Brown, on Wednesday.
He says the society runs solely on donations and the financial worry can quickly add up.

"A lot of times we pull the animals either from the animal shelter or we pick up strays from the street. Quite frankly they cost some money, because the first thing we have to do is bring them to a veterinarian clinic to make sure that nothing is dramatically wrong with them. That costs some money".

The 'Faxon Forest of Fear' event starts this Friday at dusk. It will run every Friday and Saturday night thru Halloween.
Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for kids. If you bring any pet-related item to donate, you will receive a discount on ticket price.

It will be held at 18304 SW 112th Street in Faxon.

Scheall also says he is looking for volunteers to help out.

For more information on that, you can head to their Facebook page: 'Faxon Forest of Fear', or follow the link below.