Hockessin Haunted House outdoors; donations for pets still being collected

Delaware News Desk
An outdoor display will be featured instead of the traditional Hockessin Haunted House due to coronavirus precautions. Donations will still be accepted to benefit Comp Animals Pet Rescue.

The traditional indoor Hockessin Haunted House will not be taking place this year due to COVID-19 precautions, but organizers are asking the public to make donations to Comp Animals Pet Rescue, the nonprofit beneficiary of the haunted house.

Folks can still drive by during the day to see the front yard display at 19 Nathalie Drive in Hockessin, said Haunted House director Arlene Hitchens.

"We may not be open this year but come by and see the remains of the HHH crew on display in the front yard,” said Hitchens. “Eighteen years of haunting you has caused us to work ourselves to the bone!”

While Hitchens’ henchmen (and women) have fun creating scary scenes, their primary cause has always been to raise funds for animals in need.

Comp Animals Pet Rescue depends on the proceeds raised at the haunted house each year to help provide shelter and warmth for the animals in their care.

Since the group members aren’t able to operate the haunted house this year due to the coronavirus, they are asking residents to consider making a donation instead through one of the means listed below:

• Drop a donation in the donation box when driving by;

• Find @companimals on Venmo;

• Visit our Go Fund Me page at https://gofundme.com/companimals-pet-rescue;

• On PayPal, see companimalsrescue@yahoo.com;

• Mail directly to CompAnimals at 1497 Flint Hill Road, Landenberg, PA 19350.

Any donation is helpful, no matter how small.

The group members thank everyone for your ongoing support, and they look forward to haunting you again in 2021!