Animal Care

Finding Forever Homes

Since its inception, the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary has found forever homes and safe haven for over 300 animals.  Through our work with the Senior Paw Project, collaboration with tri-state animal rescues/shelters and local animals in crisis, we are helping to make a difference in the lives of so many.

Native Wildlife Support

We are honored and excited to be working with Lisa Dickal, state licensed wildlife rehabilitator who is volunteering her time and expertise to help the Sanctuary. Any questions or concerns about an injured or orphaned wild animal, please contact Lisa at: In the event of an emergency, please contact CT DEEP dispatch 24 hour hotline at (860) 424-3333.

Lisa Dickal is a state licensed wildlife rehabilitator and a National Wildlife Rehabilitator’s Association Award recipient of the Rachel Fischoff Educational Scholarship. Lisa has a high intake volume and is able to successfully release more than half of the native wildlife that come into her care.

If you are interested in supporting our wildlife rehabilitator by purchasing the necessary supplies, please visit Lisa’s Amazon wishlist.   When purchasing items on Amazon, please remember to use Amazon Smile and designate us as the charity you support.

Do you have time to directly help an animal in need?  Sign up now to join the wildlife transport group that consists of volunteers from the public and rehabilitators throughout Connecticut.  Together, we help animals get treatment sooner…saving more lives!  Click here to learn more. 

Senior Paw Project

Through local rescue support, outreach, super adoption events and an expanding foster network, the Sanctuary is working to make a difference for animals and the people who care for them.

Every year, over 7 million animals enter shelters across the country. For senior pets, their residence in a caged environment remains four times longer than their younger counterparts. The Senior Paw Project works to keep these special animals out of the shelter and in the loving homes they deserve. Honoring the bond between caregivers and their pets, the Senior Paw Project steps in to assist senior pet owners and their animals when that relationship is in jeopardy by providing:

Emergency foster placement for animals at risk of surrender due to caregiver illness, hospitalization or relocation

Medical support including veterinary care, medicine and transportation assistance

Pet food

Recruitment of active senior citizens to “make an old friend” by fostering senior animals

To be considered for services  or to learn more, contact us at:

To become a foster, please complete the foster home application and mail to CVH Animal Sanctuary, PO Box 3571, Newtown, CT 06470 or email to

For upcoming informational sessions on the Senior Paw Project please visit our events calendar.

Veterinary support generously provided by Valley Veterinary Hospital. Thank you to our Senior Paw Project sponsors, PetSmart Charities, Savings Bank of Danbury.