Catherine’s Butterfly Party!

June 8, 2024
12 – 4pm
3 Primrose St, Newtown, CT
Rain or Shine

Every June, the sanctuary honors Catherine’s birthday and her love of animals with Catherine’s Butterfly Party. 2024 will celebrate 8 years of finding fur-ever homes for animals in need through community spirit, compassion and love. We hope you’ll join us!

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The CVH Animal Sanctuary is committed to helping animals in need find the loving homes they deserve. Thanks to our sponsors, Catherine’s Butterfly Party always remains FREE to participating rescues AND the public. This allows hard working animal welfare groups to focus on their animals while we take care of everything else.
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2024 Rescue Agencies

Every year, Catherine asked for a birthday party that would bring all her favorite animals together. Catherine’s Butterfly Party is that wish fulfilled, bringing hundreds of adoptable animals to potential adopters at NO COST to the rescues. We are honored to welcome these special organizations on the front lines of animal welfare, making a difference and saving lives every day. Remember…adopt don’t shop!

Adoption policies are set by the rescue.  It is recommended that you complete an application with the rescues prior to the Butterfly Party.

‘Ask the Vet’ info booth kindly supported by:

2024 Educational Exhibits

Catherine’s Butterfly Party brings all your favorite animal ambassadors and nature exhibits together in one place! Join the amazing conservationists, wildlife rehabilitators and animal educators who are working to protect and improve the lives of the natural world. From opossums, reptiles, waterfowl, birds of prey, moths & butterflies, and amphibians, there are creatures to delight one and all.

2024 Festival Fun for Everyone

Join us for some free festival fun for all ages.

  • Free Face Painting and Glitter Tattoos
  • Catherine’s Crafts with Homegrown Arts
  • Pollinator Garden Scavenger Hunt
  • Colored hair extensions for children with Hair Studio 7

Main Stage

  • 12:10 – Ferncroft Wildlife
  • 12:50 – Army Military K-9 Demonstration
  • 1:30 – Riverside Reptiles
  • 2:10 – Army Military K-9 Demonstration
  • 2:50 – Rising Starr Horse Rescue
  • 3:25 – Animal Embassy

2024 Vendors

Whether you’re looking for a unique and special gift for yourself, a friend, a child or your family pet, Catherine’s Butterfly Party has you covered! Our vendors are looking forward to sharing their homemade soaps, unique jewelry, fine yarns, plants, pet food & supplies, candles, art and so much more with you! And anyone hungry? You won’t want to miss the tasty treats these food trucks are famous for.

2024 Raffles

Feeling lucky? Step right up and enter to win some amazing raffle prizes! Choose from a wide array of local experiences, fine dining, pampering treats and so much more.

Thank You To Our 2024 Sponsors

Thanks to the kindness and generosity of our sponsors, Catherine’s Butterfly Party is able to find forever homes for pets in need, inspire compassion through our educational exhibits, and bring a smile to every person in attendance of this incredible event.

Magic Monarchs

Kelly, Cindy, Angel, Ziggy, Irene, Don, Zoya, Erin, Reid, Mary, Mollie, Dylan, Connor, Aurora & Antonio, Peter, Andrew, Aidan Tucker , Gianna Amatuzzi, Eve Newman , Ava Lombardo, Gavin Spraker, Olivia Spraker, Michele De Luca, Linda Iassogna, Carol Farrell, Mary Agnes Klein

Magic Monarchs

Alina, Jack and Lily, Meredith, Parker, Ben, Judi, Charlie, Maria Wolf, Fred, Katie, Jenny, Vicky, Andy, David, Joe, Danielle, Emeline Taylor, George Walker, Lena, Edie, Lila, The Toy Tree, Caraluzzi’s, Rob Rozz Plumbing, Kensington Bird & Animal Hospital

Magic Monarchs

Wendy & John Demarkey, Gary, Mrs.Rosemary Burke, Jake, Jennifer, Mia, Beth, Ellen & Bill, Iassogna Family, Robert, Bruno, Betty, Uncle Steve & Aunt Mary, Deanna Maggiulli Amatuzzi, Gianna Amatuzzi, Great Day @9A, Dawn Taylor, Mary Jane Trivers