Tell Your Friends that I am Kind

The Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary

Catherine loved animals passionately, and one day, she told us, she would care for them. Not too long ago, she designed her own business cards that read “Catherine’s Animal Shelter” and included her self-appointed title: “Care Taker.” Her father had a box of them printed, and she would hand them out at school.


Our Mission Statement:  

The Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary will reflect Catherine's compassion for animals by providing adoptive services for companion animals, refuge for farm animals, and native wildlife rescue and release services.

We will:

  • Provide state of the art care for our animals
  • Offer innovative educational programs to the community
  • Foster human compassion and kindness that comes through caring for animals

Our Vision:

The Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary will be the national model for providing a safe-haven and a place of serenity for animals in need of healing support.  Children and animals, in partnership, will feel love, compassion and respect- helping our world become a kinder, peace-filled place for all.

Our Beginnings:

The Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary started as a collaborative labor of love between the Hubbard family and The Animal Center in Newtown, to recognize Catherine's dream. Created in 2004, The Animal Center is an all-volunteer, nonprofit rescue organization dedicated to helping animals through compassionate, no-kill programs. With no shelter of its own, it runs its rescue programs entirely through a volunteer foster network, and all adoptable animals are cared for in the safety and comfort of private homes.

Our Journey:

The Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary is still in the planning stages. It is hoped that within 5 years, the first schoolchildren will walk through its doors. "Whenever a kitten purrs from a loving touch, whenever a dog nuzzles into a child's hand, whenever a butterfly dances between flowers, Catherine's smile will be there."