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The Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary
Nestled in the heart of Newtown on 34 acres of pristine farmland, The Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary will be safe haven and place of healing support. It will be a place of pure compassion and serve as a central hub for people to come together to connect with animals, nature and one another.
The Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary will reflect Catherine's compassion for animals, the environment and others.
The sanctuary will offer:
- Companion animal adoption programs
- Farm animal refuge
- Wildlife rehabilitation & release
- Organic community gardens
- Nature-based workshops & wellness programs
It has been through the kindness of so many that we have accomplished so much in two years.
After Catherine died, we asked donations in lieu of flowers, donations in her memory be sent the the Animal Center in Newtown, CT. Out of the generosity that poured in from all the corners of the world was born a collaborative effort to create the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary. While the Animal Center has returned to it's roots and is focusing on it's rescue efforts, we are grateful for their support. Seeing how far we have come continues to leave us in awe of the kindness and compassion that surrounds us.
During our first year we established our business plans and secured our non- profit status.
In November 2013, we accepted on Catherine's behalf ASPCA's Tommy P. Monahon Kid of the Year award. Having the ASPCA acknowledge Catherine's commitment to animals was a confirmation, for us, that we were moving in the right direction.
During our second year we focused our efforts on finding a home for the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary. After walking endless properties, we found what we hope Catherine think the most beautiful place on earth. We spent our time working with legislators, developing initial design concepts and working with national experts to ensure our vision could be realized. In the fall, 34 acres in the heart of Newtown was transferred to the Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation for the use Catherine's sanctuary.
While we have come so far there is still much to do. It is with your support, that the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary will be realized. We know that when the first schoolchildren 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.