Ledyard C.H.A.I.N. "The Link" Newsletter Vol.20 February 2016
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Citizens Helping Animals In Need

C.H.A.I.N. Has A New Website!

We are proud to say we have a new website. The links are all the same but we have just done a little tweaking and hope you like it! So be sure to check it out!

The web address is: http://ledyardchain.org

Happy Birthday!!!- March 2016

This is something new we are adding to our newsletter so we look forward to your response. We are going to start posting your pet's birthday photos! So, if you want to recognize your pet's birthday please send me a photo and its age. We want to keep it current so we are accepting birthday photos for pets whose birthdays will be in APRIL. You can look for the photos to come out in the April newsletter that goes out usually the first week or so or May.

Our March birthday wishes go to Molly. She is owned by Kathy Bruckner of Gales Ferry.


We receive many of the items needed for the Ledyard Animal Control and to support C.H.A.I.N.'s projects from our Amazon Wish List  If you prefer to shop online you can always purchase through the Amazon Wish List and the products will come directly to us.

To see the Amazon Wish List go to:  Amazon Wish List

Help the Ledyard Animal Control Every Time You Walk Your Dog!.
If you have an Android or iPhone you can download the app that will set this up on your phone. Ledyard Animal Control has been added to the list of shelters for WoofTrax and Ledyard C.H.A.I.N. is available through ResQwalk, 

For Wooftrax: After you download the app onto your phone, take the phone with you when you walk your dog(s). Simply press the “start” button and the app will keep track of all your walks. For every mile you walk, a donation is made to the animal shelter of your choice by wooftrax. Check them out here:


Then for ResQwalk: Each week ResQwalk announces a donation pool and in order for a rescue to receive donations from the pool, its supporters simply need to check-in to the app when they go for a walk.

Earning donations from ResQwalk is simple. All you need to do is have your supporters download the app and select your group as the beneficiary for their walk.

The link to download for Android is:

The link to download for iPhone is:


Donations of Food and Supplies

We have been humbled and amazed at the generosity shown by our community through the purchasing of goods from our Amazon Wish List, the foods and supplies left in the donation boxes, and donations of cash in our donation jars.

In Maech 2016 we distributed:

51 lbs of Dry Food
82 Canned Foods
6 Boxes/Pkgs. of Treats


Support Us - Visit Our Donate Page

We have so many ways that you can give to Ledyard C.H.A.I.N. Visit our donation page on our website to find out more. Some options are free to you but still give to us. Check it out at:


Some of you may not be aware of our C.H.A.I.N. Lost Pet Squad. It's something we started not long after the group formed. It is simply a project made up of volunteers. When I get news of a pet missing in our community, I start the ball rolling by putting it on our Ledyard Lost and Found Pets Page and the Ledyard Animal Control Facebook page. From my list of volunteers, I give them a shout out on Facebook or text them by phone to see if they are around and can go drive through the neighborhood to see if they get a sighting of the pet, notify their neighbors, and if needed, help the owner make and/or put up posters, flyers, etc. to get the word out.

Also, if you have not liked our Lost and Found Pets Page please do. I also add area pets missing as I realize many of you may work, travel, or have family and friends in those areas.

Also be sure to check out our album of lost pets in Ledyard and Gales Ferry in case you happen to spot one of them. You can find it on Facebook at:

Comments From C.H.A.I.N......

March was a busy month for us! We had a great visit from the group from Connecticut Emergency Response Service. They were so kind as to put on a pet first aid and emergency preparedness class for us. As our article states we hope between now and fall to put on another class but this one be for horses. We are looking for someone willing to share their horse barn for the demo. If that is you, please give us a call or message me so we can set that up. 

We had a huge turnout for our bake sale tor the Ledyard K-9 Unit and raised a whopping $750. We are just so grateful. We are going to be at Pet Supplies Plus on April 17th to hold a collection drive inside the store so please stop by if you are in the area. We are going to have handouts for the kids and may try to have some kind of baked goodies to offer.

Spring just has not quite wanted to peek its head out now that it is time for it. For that reason, we postponed our Ledyard Appreciation Day till April 24th in hopes that it would warm up just a little bit. Be sure to check out the article on the Ledyard Animal Control Appreciation Day where we will be sprucing up the grounds at the shelter. If you can help or would like to donate something to the cause please let us know! We are looking for flowers to plant, bulbs, bushes, mulch, potting soil, and some yard decor like bird feeders, garden flags, statues, etc. And remember anything with a pet theme to it is even better!

Our mission is the animals and we will continue to do all we can to make sure those that find their way to the shelter have all they need till a home can be found for them. With your help we will keep growing and our outreach will spread to more that need us.Thank you to all the individuals and businesses that give to us so that we can have what the animals need. Without all of you we would be nothing so all my applause, my thanks, and my sincere gratitude goes to all of you.

Please stay in touch with us on Facebook. We'd love to hear your questions, see pictures of your pets, and learn what things you would like to happen with Ledyard C.H.A.I.N.This group is for you so your input and participation is needed and wanted. Tell your friends that if they want to receive these newsletters in their emails to please sign up through Facebook or our Website.

      Happenings at Ledyard Animal Control


As always the Ledyard Animal Control officers were busy. Here is a list of the animals that went through the shelter .

February 2016

Dogs Found Stray/Roaming: 7
Dogs Surrendered to Shelter By Owner: 2
Dogs Reunited with Owners: 6
Dogs Adopted: 3

Cats Surrendered to Shelter By Owner: 0
Cats Adopted: 4
Keep up with the pets for adoption at the shelter by going to a site that Ledyard C.H.A.I.N. has set up to advertise their pets up for adoption. You can find it at:


We had a great day with the bake sale and collection drive for the K-9 Unit. Our volunteers made some wonderful baked goods and then we had helpers that stood out in the parking lot with our police boots to collect donations. We made $750 and are just so grateful to all that gave. This has put us about halfway to our goal!

If you would like to give please click on the link below.



Thank You To CT  E.A.R.S. For Their First Aid Demo

A huge thank you to the CT Emergency Animal Response Service for coming and giving their First Aid Demo for pets! We had a good turn out and learned lots of helpful hints. We hope to get them back in the fall do do a presentation for horses. If this would be of interest to you please message me! We will be looking for a barn with horses to do the demo so if anyone wants to share their barn for an afternoon please get in touch!


Ledyard Animal Control Appreciation Day

Date: April 24
Time: 10AM until ?
Place: Ledyard Animal Control

Looking to have a fun and productive day for the Ledyard Animal Control Appreciation Day. I have had some questions on things they need to help spruce up. Of course bedding plants, flower bulbs that can be planted to come up in the fall, any flowering type bushes, mulch, potting soil, garden flags, decorative garden statues, and bird feeders are some of the things I can think of.These items can be brought the day of the event or before if you cannot come on the 10th.

But, they also need those that can help with the grunt work. There are limbs that need to be picked up, some weeds that need to be pulled up, gravel that needs to be raked, and hopefully flowers and bushes that will need to be planted. Bring whatever gardening tools, gloves knee cushions etc that you think you will need to work with as they do not have the equipment there.

We don't want you to think you have to work in order to come. Again this is LAC Appreciation Day so please stop by and give the ACO's a hello and let them know just how much you appreciate them. If you adopted from the LAC you are welcome to bring your pet with you to say hello. Ledyard C.H.A.I.N. will be cooking hotdogs so come by and have a bite of lunch. Bring a chair!!



Paying It Forward to Help The Pets

A huge thank you to Samantha who chose to give to the shelter pets for her birthday instead of giving to herself. In addition to the foods that she collected she also donated $25 to Ledyard C.H.A.I.N.! Thank you so much!



Join the Ledyard C.H.A.I.N. Crafters!

Are you crafty, artistic, like to create or build? Well we can use your help! Our crofters make goods that can be given to the pets at the shelter or offered to C.H.A.I.N. to offer in raffles or on our event tables to raise money for the organization. Items do not have to have a pet theme but it is fun when they do. Interested? Please get in touch!

On May 21st, C.H.A.I.N. will be attending an event called Canine's & Crafters hosted by the Mystic Lions. So, we are going to need lots of craft items for out table! Put on your thinking caps and starting crafting!!

Ledyard C.H.A.I.N. is especially low on both dry and canned cat food. We prefer the smaller size bags of driy in the 3-7lb. range. We are also low on canned dog foods. These items can be dropped off in any of our donation boxes located at:

Grimm's Furry Tails - Ledyard
AA Lock & Key - Ledyard
Fireside Brickoven Creations -Gales Ferry
Ledyard Senior Center- Gales Ferry


Donate Your Car!

Own a clunker or need to get a car out of your yard? Then donate it to and let C.H.A.I.N. receive the proceeds from the sale. I have spent a lot of time researching and have signed Ledyard C.H.A.I.N with "Vehicles Donated to Any Charity" or V-Dac. I wanted a reputable company that would be both far to C.H.A.I.N. and the donor. V-Dac has an "A" rating with the BBB and was voted one of the top car donation programs by carsafety.net in 2015. So, if you need to part with your vehicle maybe this could be a possible route for you to take. For more details please check out their "How It Works" page at:

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