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!!!- April 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 MAY.
You can look for the photos to come out in the May newsletter that goes out usually the first week or so or June.
Our April birthday wishes go to Phantom who turned 7 on April 26th. Phantom is owned by the Lake family of Gales Ferry. Phantom is one special pup because he is also a therapy dog, visiting different nursing homes and libraries throughout the area. Thank you for all you do Phantom and we hope you had a great birthday!
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:
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 April 2016 we distributed:
130 lbs of Dry Food
37 Canned Foods
1 Boxes/Pkgs. of Treats
20 New Dog Collars
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......
April was a successful month for C.H.A.I.N. We met all of our goals for our Ledyard Police Department K-9 Unit Fundraiser. The heat alarm for the K-9 Cruiser is now ordered and will be installed by Communications Plus when it arrives.
This was one of our biggest fundraisers, raising right at $4000 total. The funds purchased an new bullet/stab proof vest for the K-9 Officer Lambeau and a heat alarm for the K-9 vehicle. We are just so proud of our community for all of their donations and hard work they put in to make this a success. We also want to thank Village Market in Ledyard for allowing us to put on a bake sale at their location and Pet Supplies Plus in Groton for allowing us to set up a table in their store.
Thank you to all who turned out for the Ledyard Animal Control Appreciation Day and worked so hard to clean up the grounds and plant all of the pretty flowers. If you have not had a chance to see it, the ACO's will gladly show you around so stop by anytime.
In April, C.H.A.I.N. was able to cover the costs to spay and neuter 3 feral cat and also give them a Rabies vaccination. In addition, 5 kittens were pulled from a colony with 3 of them being adopted so far.
Join us on May 21st at the North Stonington Fairgrounds. We will have a table at the Mystic Lions Canine's and Crafts event from 10-4pm.
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.
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