Waterford Animal Control Needs Your Help

A Totally Free And Easy Way To Help The Community

Editor's Note: Here it is again, please vote.

Want to help the community? Patch has something for you to do.

The Waterford-East Lyme Animal Shelter, , needs your help. Several concerned residents have formed a committee on the issue, but the town has made it clear: .

Well, the animal shelter has that opportunity, but it needs your help. Readers Digest is running a contest called “We Hear You America” where $5 million is handed out to 20 different towns, each receiving anywhere from $35,000 to $500.

To play, click here and cheer for Waterford. Each person can cheer up to 10 times each day.

As of 2:00 p.m. today, Waterford has received 40,782 cheers, good for 47th place. Currently, the leader has just over 1 million cheers. However, with everybody voting 10 times a day, that gap could be overcome.

The voting ends Feb. 7, so cheer and cheer often. It’s a totally free way to help your town (and all your pets) get something it really needs.

Joseph "Jeff" Watterson January 24, 2011 at 01:07 PM
Waterford Patch.com You should look at the results of the endeavor by the people of Waterford who want to do something with the Animal Shelter, We are now 73 with a count of 8649, we are doing our part, now take the add off the back pages of Waterford Patch.com and put in the front page of so more people can find it and we do need their votes. We want to place first in this contest. Jeff Watterson Waterford, Ct.
Paul Petrone (Editor) January 24, 2011 at 01:37 PM
Well it was on the front page, but obviously as new stories come in, it gets pushed down. I wish I could keep it on the side as icon or something, and Patch is working on a new product for that. Starting today, I could write a story every day on it set to launch at 5 p.m., I'll give it the top spot and facebook it. It will say Waterford's status in the voting, along with a quick link on how to vote. I would like you guys to win almost as much as you guys want to win.
Blaze2008 January 24, 2011 at 07:59 PM
Voted and placed link on my facebook page. Up to 9,558 votes rank 71 now Monday, 1/24/11 at 3PM!!
Paul Petrone (Editor) January 24, 2011 at 08:54 PM
Kimberly Trew January 25, 2011 at 12:09 AM
Just registered and voted!! Now I'm off to link it to my FB page. :)
Joseph "Jeff" Watterson January 25, 2011 at 04:05 AM
Waterford Patch. Com Thank you so much for putting this on your front page., Just remember this when voting, we in Waterford, need to know that in a lot of places in front of us, are counties. In that venue then have many towns that vote for what they want. We stand alone in this endeavor. We win or loose, it does not matter, what matter is the fight for first place. And I know we can win this. Jeff Watterson
Joseph "Jeff" Watterson January 26, 2011 at 12:34 PM
Waterford Patch. com Well as of 7:28 AM on 1/26/2010 we moved up 913 votes for a total of 12330, that’s not bad considering the all the factors involved. All we can do is try our very best, pass this web site around to friends and ask then to spend a little time each day voting. We that happening we will move steadily forward and when the smoke clears, we may even surprise ourselves. Jeff Watterson
Joseph "Jeff" Watterson January 29, 2011 at 04:58 PM
Waterford Patch.com I went on line today and saw that we are moving ahead, we are now 19,551 cheers and a standing of #58, which means we moved another page forward. That’s great, now let not quit now, we have about two weeks left, let make an impression on the other towns involved. Jeff Watterson
Joseph "Jeff" Watterson January 31, 2011 at 06:28 AM
Waterford Patch.com I went on today to place my cheers in and found that we have moved from #58 to number 56 with a cheer vote of 22781, the town we have to get past has a cheer vote of 23091 so that means we need a measly 311 cheers to go past the next town. This was at 1:26 AM, guess that tells you I don’t sleep to good at night anymore. Jeff Watterson
Joseph "Jeff" Watterson February 01, 2011 at 12:01 PM
Waterford Patch.com 6:58 AM We are moving in the short weeks that we started to get involved with this endeavor. We are now with 25302 cheer and a standing of 54, not bad when you consider a town with 18, 00 people in it. We have only six more days left in this contest. So do us a favor and call your friends and make sure that they cheer. We need their help, what more can I say. Jeff Watterson


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