Sanctuary Press

Our latest accolades and mentions.

May 17, 2021 – The Newtown Bee

A Mother’s Memoir: ‘Finding Sanctuary,’ And God, After A Child’s Death


May 9, 2021 – The News Times

Sandy Hook mom explains her faith after her girl’s slaying: ‘God cried with all of us that day’


February 25, 2021 – The Newtown Bee

Construction Underway On Access Drive To Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary


December 2020 – Serendipity

Finding Sanctuary


November 2020 – Westport Lifestyle

CVH Sanctuary A Dawn After The Longest Night


October 29, 2020 – Pets+

Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary Partners With Pet Food Experts, Earth Animal


September 28, 2020 – Eyewitness News 3

Special Animal Sanctuary Helps Those In Need


September 26, 2020 – CPTV

Re:source:ful – Growing Sustainable Communities 


September 2, 2020 – Greenwich Magazine

Because Pets Are Family


August 24, 2020 – The Newtown Bee

Happy Campers: Inaugural CVH Sanctuary-Newtown Community Center Camp A Glimpse Of Things To Come


August 11, 2020 – Fox61

Send the Love: Animal sanctuary spreads positivity one high-five at a time 


July 23, 2020 – ctnofa


July 20, 2020 – News 8 WTNH

News 8 and iHeart Radio support CT animal shelters at ‘Pets, Masks and Music’


April 16, 2020 – CT Post

Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary invites you to explore nature


February 3, 2020 – The Newtown Bee

CVHF Moves Office To Edmond Town Hall


January 17, 2020 – NewsTimes

Newtown fundraiser to support animals affected in Australia fires


December 23, 2019 – CT Magazine

A Newtown mother looks to fulfill her little girl’s dream with a place of ‘kindness’


December 13, 2019 – Eyewitness News 3 Better Connecticut

Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary


December 6, 2019 – Eyewitness News 3

Mother opens sanctuary in honor of daughter killed during Sandy Hook tragedy


November 29, 2019 – The Newtown Bee

Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary Hosts Third Annual Gala, Kindness Comes Home


November 27, 2019 – The Newtown Bee

Senior Paw Project Brings Care To Pets At Nunnawauk Meadows


November 13, 2019 – NewsTimes Insider

Weekend gala to benefit animal sanctuary in memory of Sandy Hook first-grader


November 9, 2019 – The Newtown Bee

Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation Planning Third Annual Gala


September 26, 2019 – The Newtown Bee

New Life Emerges At CVHF’s Sunday At The Sanctuary


April 12, 2019 – The Newtown Bee

CVHF’s Senior Paw Project A ‘Win-Win’ For All Involved


April 8, 2019 – Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation Blog

Get to Know: Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary


April 5, 2019 – The Newtown Bee

Construction Begins At CVH Foundation Animal Sanctuary Grounds


February 20, 2019 – Connecticut Magazine

Stepping Out: ‘Imagining a Kinder World’ with the Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation


February 3, 2019 – The Newtown Bee

CVH Foundation Helps Students Track Critters’ Stories


February 1, 2019 – The Newtown Bee

Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation hosts Pets & Vets 101


December 19, 2018 – News Times

Newtown foundation seeks donations for animal sanctuary


December 18, 2018 – TAPinto

The Butterfly Effect: Gold Award Project Pays Tribute to Sandy Hook Victim


December 12, 2018 – Hamlethub

Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary’s Second Annual Gala Raises Over $430,000


November 8, 2018 – The Newtown Bee

Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary Gets Assist From Soccer Fundraiser


September 28, 2018 – The Newtown Bee

Conservation Commission Grants Temporary Site Access To Sanctuary Site


June 15, 2018 – Voices

Fourth Annual Butterfly Party


June 14, 2018 – The Newtown Bee

CVH Butterfly Party/Festival Draws Hundreds To Pet Adoption Event


June 9, 2018 – Newstimes

SEEN: Catherine’s Butterfly party 2018


June 9, 2018 – News 12 Brooklyn

Pets find homes at Sandy Hook victim’s ‘Butterfly Party’


June 3, 2018 – News 8 – WTNH

Catherine’s Butterfly Party


May 17, 2018 – Newstimes

Fourth annual Catherine’s Butterfly Party and pet adoption event held in June


April 5, 2018 – The Newtown Bee

Young Pigs Rescued From Being Slaughtered Get Second Chance On Life


December 15, 2017 – One Green Planet

Beautiful Animal Sanctuary Was Established in Honor of Little Girl Who Was Killed at Sandy Hook


December 14, 2017 – Fortune

Commentary: 5 Years After Sandy Hook, My Daughter’s Spirit Lives On


December 14, 2017 – CBS News

How one Sandy Hook mom is keeping her 6-year-old daughter’s dream alive


December 14, 2017 – WNPR

An Animal Sanctuary: One Newtown Girl’s Legacy Of Kindness


December 14, 2017 – Today Show, Megyn Kelly

Sandy Hook Mother Honors Her Daughter’s Memory With Animal Sanctuary


December 13, 2017 – People Pets

Animal Sanctuary Created in Honor of Sandy Hook Victim Catherine Violet Hubbard Keeps Her Dreams Alive


October 26, 2017 – The Newtown Bee

CVH Animal Sanctuary Lessons In And Out Of The Classroom At Middle Gate


October 4, 2017

Sunday Fun At The Sanctuary


September 30, 2017

Spreading CVH Animal Sanctuary Support With Butterflies And Cards


September 24, 2017

Lauren’s Crazy Pet Show

June 14, 2017

Animal Sanctuary Receives Wetlands Permit


June 3, 2017

Catherine’s Butterfly Party


May 19, 2017

Fox 61 – A Newtown animal shelter bringing much needed joy


May 1, 2017

Fox 61 – Volunteers Needed to Help Animal Sanctuary Built in Memory of Child Lost at Sandy Hook


March 4, 2017

Helen Woodward Animal Center Tribute Award


November 25, 2016

Ride for Rescue Animals at JoyRide & Support Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary


November 25, 2016

Hubbard Family Awards ASPCA Service Dog Of The Year


November 23, 2016

CVH Animal Sanctuary Presents ‘Settle In’ Program On Sunday


October 2016

The 700 Club – You Tube Video

Sandy Hook Mother Still Finds Hope Through The Hurt


October 2016

Sunday at the Sanctuary

Owl Prowl Part Of Latest ‘Sunday At The Sanctuary’


August 2016

Catherine Hubbard Program Pairs Senior Pets with Citizens


August 2016

Thank you to Barbara Gibb of WTVD for sharing the Sanctuary story in North Carolina.

Back to school time hard for Newtown victim’s family


July 2016

Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary Partners with DAWS to Find Older Dogs Homes


“With each step of the way, there is something tangible that shows us everything Catherine would have wanted is coming to life,” Hubbard said.  Read more of Jenny’s interview with The News-Times


May 2016

Thank you Channel 8 for covering the Barn Rebuild!
Catherine Hubbard’s love of animals will live on in Newtown


March 10, 2016

On March 10, 2016, Connecticut promoted Fairfield County Giving Day…a 24-hour period when regional non-profits compete for prizes and donations of $10 or more. We are so pleased to announce that the CVH Foundation exceeded its goal of $13,000 which included gifts from 17 different states. Your sentiments, support, pictures, and butterflies lit up Facebook & Instagram and helped us garner so much support for the Sanctuary. Our hearts are overwhelmed by your kindness and our gratitude is beyond words. Thank you for making Fairfield County Giving Day such a success! We hope you enjoy this video that celebrates “Kind Like Catherine” pictures shared with us on Facebook.



January 2016

We are so honored to be featured in Tracey Stewart’s magazine, Moomah Magazine! In addition to sharing the story of the Sanctuary, their wonderful team has created custom crafts for us through their Make Nice Mission.

Check it out here.



September 24, 2015

CT Style: Catherine Violet Hubbard remembered through an animal sanctuary



June 9, 2015

Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation Brings Community Together for 2nd ‘Butterfly Party’, Raises $34,000 for Development of Animal Sanctuary

Catherine’s Butterfly Party News Release



June 6, 2015

Butterfly-themed party honors life of Sandy Hook student



November 17, 2014

Leaving a legacy for animals



October 23, 2014

Laying The Groundwork For A Place Of Healing In The Heart Of Newtown



September 24, 2014

State Land Donated To Build Animal Sanctuary In Name Of Sandy Hook Victim



September 10, 2014

Shared love of animals prompts girl to raise $7K for Newtown victim’s sanctuary



August 17, 2014

Christine Knoblauch Creates Tribute To Newtown Victims



July 5, 2014

Newtown Victim’s Animal Sanctuary Dream Becomes A Reality



July 4, 2014

Morristown Business Is “Kind Like Catherine”



June 11, 2014

Catherine’s Butterfly Party Honors Life of First Grader and Her Love of Animals



June 5, 2014

Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary to Provide Care for Connecticut’s Animals in Need



May 13, 2014

2014 ESL Jefferson Award Winner: Jack Sullivan



December 11, 2013

Family, Friends Remember Catherine Hubbard



November 20, 2013

ASPCA Honors Catherine Hubbard As Animal Sanctuary Plans Take Shape



September 15, 2013

The Hubbard Foundation: Turning a Sanctuary Dream Into Reality



June 11. 2013

Sandy Hook Shooting: Catherine Hubbard Animal Sanctuary



February 27, 2013

Animal Sanctuary May Be Named for Young Sandy Hook Victim



February 20, 2013

Animal Sanctuary To Be Named For Newtown Victim



January 25, 2013

Catherine’s Animal Sanctuary: A Girl’s Dream Guides, Comforts Her Parents



January 14, 2013

Newtown Victim’s Mom: Living Day by Day



January 25, 2013

Catherine’s Animal Sanctuary: A Girl’s Dream Guides, Comforts Her Parents