Fundraiser benefits animal shelter after fireworks incident

NEW LONDON, CT – Local communities have come together to support the local animal shelter after someone detonated illegal fireworks inside kennels earlier this month. A fundraising effort is looking to install cameras at the New London, Waterford and East Lyme animal shelter.

A GoFundMe page curated by Sharon Kanaby reads:

“Help the Waterford Lions purchase cameras for the New London, Waterford and East Lyme animal shelter security.

“On July 4, inconsiderate humans shot fireworks over and into the animal shelter, scaring the already frightened dogs housed there. and even an area of ​​scorched grass where a small fire had started. Thankfully none of the animals were harmed during this incident, but to ensure the safety of the animals residing in the shelter, The Waterford Lions are working with the ACOs of Waterford/East Lyme & New London to purchase cameras for the building .

“Many of you have expressed that you would like to help make this possibility a reality, and we can’t do it without you. Any amount helps; if you can’t donate, please share. together to protect animals.”

The fundraiser had generated more than $9,000 of its $15,000 goal by Friday morning.

Go to GoFundMe make a donation.