Our Mission

The Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary enriches the lives of all beings by promoting compassion and acceptance. By honoring the bond between animals, humans and the environment, we’re creating a kinder and gentler world for all.



Please note our new entrance is 8 Commerce Rd., Newtown, CT.

Our Programs

Whether focused on bugs, birds, pets, farm animals, nature or the ecosystem, Sanctuary programs provide wonderful learning opportunities that promote the care and nurture of creatures and the world where they live.

The Sanctuary

The sanctuary facility will reflect Catherine’s empathy for all creatures by providing unsurpassed care for its animal residents and hands-on educational programs for the community. While we look forward to the day when we can have animals on-site, we can not accept any animals at this time.

Explore The Property & See The Build
  • Songs of the Heart

    As my second question tumbled out, I literally thought, “Just say congratulations.”  It went like this: “Where will you be studying in the fall?” I think before she finished  “….. University,” I followed up with, “And what do you want to do when you graduate?” ......

  • The Toiling

    The year she died, I pressed my knees and hands heavy into the earth.  Pulling and planting, I’d work my body until sweat rolled easily, salty streams pooling on the earth below.  Tilling, toiling and pulling at the earth, I’d wipe away tears and falling......


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