Sanctuary Press

Our latest accolades and mentions.

December 14, 2022 – The Washington Post

10 years after Sandy Hook, mom builds daughter’s dream animal sanctuary


December 14, 2022 – The News Times

As CT mourns 10 years since Sandy Hook, animal sanctuary honoring 6-year-old victim breaks ground


December 14, 2022 – Yahoo! news

Sandy Hook mother honors daughter’s legacy with animal sanctuary


December 14, 2022 – WSHU

Newtown comes together at Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary groundbreaking


December 14, 2022 – WTNH – News 8

Sandy Hook 10 Years Later: Ground breaks at animal sanctuary dedicated to 6-year-old


December 14, 2022 – News 12 CT

Groundbreaking held for Newtown animal sanctuary in honor of Sandy Hook victim


December 14, 2022 – NBC CT

Mother of Sandy Hook Victim Keeps Daughter’s Legacy Alive One Decade After Loss


December 14, 2022 – Fox 5

Sandy Hook 10 years later: Animal sanctuary honors 6-year-old victim


December 14, 2022 – Fox 61

10 years after her daughter was killed, Newtown mom breaks ground on project in her honor


December 14, 2022 – WFSB

Ground broken on Catherine Hubbard Animal Sanctuary in Newtown


December 14, 2022 – PIX 11

Sandy Hook mother builds animal sanctuary to memorialize daughter


December 13, 2022 – CNN

Opinion: Ten years after Sandy Hook, a mother offers a simple solution for ending gun violence


December 7, 2022 – NPR 1A

Newtown, 10 years After the Sandy Hook Tragedy


December 7, 2022 – News Times

Sandy Hook mom keeps daughter Catherine Hubbard’s love of animals alive through animal sanctuary


December 2022 – Connecticut Magazine

Loss and Found


November 29, 2022 – The Newtown Bee

Animal Sanctuary Panel Reveals How To Live Harmoniously With Wildlife


November 13, 2022 – Today

Sandy Hook memorial opens nearly 10 years after 26 killed in mass shooting


November 11, 2022 – New England Public Media

This Sandy Hook parent chose not to sue Alex Jones


October 13, 2022 – BBC

Alex Jones ‘monitized the darkest day for my family’


October 13, 2022 – New York Times

Letter to the Editor


October 13, 2022 – CBS New York

Mother of Sandy Hook shooting victim Catherine Violet Hubbard starts animal sanctuary in her honor to help heal


October 5, 2022 – Pet Life Radio Let’s Talk Pets

Senior Paw Project


September 28, 2022 – Eyewitness News 3 (WFSB)

KARA’S CURES: How to triumph over tragedy


September 2022 – Fine Art Connoisseur

Great Art Worldwide


July 13, 2022 –  NPR (WSHU)

Newtown animal sanctuary helps seniors care for their pets



Celebrating the Life of Catherine Violet Hubbard with Jenny Hubbard


June 8, 2022 – News 12 Long Island

Animal nonprofit that honors Sandy Hook victim helps seniors take care of their pets


May 29, 2022 – National Catholic Register

From Sandy Hook, a Response Rooted in Sorrow and Compassion


May 26, 2022 -NBC Connecticut

Mother of Sandy Hook Victim Keeps Daughter’s Legacy Alive One Decade After Loss


May 16, 2022 – CT Insider

Senior Paw Project, honoring Sandy Hook victim, expands into Litchfield County


May 6, 2022 – Fox61

Catherine Violet Hubbard Sanctuary in Newtown continues to expand


May 4, 2022 – WTNH

Animal sanctuary’s program helps older people keep their pets


April 28, 2022 – Hartford Courant

Paw Project, part of a young Sandy Hook victim’s promise, helps older people keep their pets


April 19, 2022 – NonProfit Pro

Why Children’s and Junior Executive Boards Are Key for Mission-Driven Organizations


April 13, 2022 – The Newtown Bee

Pet Wellness Clinic Co-Hosted By CVHAS And Senior Center


April 9, 2022 – The Register Citizen

Animal sanctuary’s Senior Paw Project expands into Litchfield County


April 1, 2022 – The Dog People

A 6-Year-Old Girl’s Legacy of Kindness Lives on at Inspiring Animal Sanctuary


March 22, 2022 – Daily Paws

Keeping Pets and Older Adults Together: Organizations Strive to Help Maintain Quality of Life and Love


March 14, 2022 – WTNH

‘It’s Catherine standing, watching, and welcoming people.’ Animal sanctuary honors little girl lost in Sandy Hook tragedy


February 27, 2022 – Authority Magazine

Jennifer Hubbard Of The Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation and Animal Sanctuary: 5 Things You Need To Heal After a Dramatic Loss Or Life Change


December 6, 2021 – The Newtown Bee

CVH Sanctuary Part Of Petco Love Stories People’s Choice Campaign


October 7, 2021 – The Cos Cob’s Hamlet Hub

Greenwich Communities Thank Their “Outstanding Community Partners”


July 9, 2021 – Manhassett Press

First Manhasset Al Fresco A Success


June 21, 2021 – The Island Now

Long Island Rotary Clubs join Newtown sanctuary to protect pollinators


June 7, 2021 – Patch

Students Get Their Hands Dirty in Butterfly Gardens


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


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 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’


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 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


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’


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


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


November 25, 2016

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


August 2016

Catherine Hubbard Program Pairs Senior Pets with Citizens


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 6, 2015

Butterfly-themed party honors life of Sandy Hook student



November 17, 2014

Leaving a legacy for animals



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



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



June 11. 2013

Sandy Hook Shooting: Catherine Hubbard Animal Sanctuary


January 25, 2013

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