A sacred space, a whispering meadow, a path to healing…Nestled in the very heart of Newtown, spread over 34 acres, lies a beacon of hope – the future site of the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary.
In September of 2014, the state of CT conveyed this spot of pristine state farmland, with breathtaking woodlands and rolling meadows, to the CVH Foundation. Located only minutes from the highway, the sanctuary is easily accessible from Boston and New York City, making it an ideal destination that hundreds of thousands can enjoy over time.
Once the facility is constructed, the CVH Animal Sanctuary will offer companion animal adoption, farm animal refuge, wildlife rehabilitation and release programs, and on-site educational workshops.
In the meantime, the CVH Animal Sanctuary continues its commitment to improving the lives of all creatures, finding forever homes for over 300 animals and providing safe haven for countless others. Through the Senior Paw Project, collaboration with tri-state animal rescues, emergency assistance to animals in crisis, and nature-based programming to students and community alike, the sanctuary continues to make a difference in lives every single day.
The future 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.
Construction of public access road (2020)
Installation of pollinator gardens (2020)
Community garden beds produce food for community (2020)
Construction of main building which will provide multifunctional space to support and expand current programming.
Construction of veterinary intake facility and animal caretaker housing
Final renovations to Catherine’s Rescue Barn
The pavilion entrance point, the heart and soul of the building, was thoughtfully designed to represent Catherine, its red terracotta tiled roof symbolizing her radiant hair and spirit. The colonades on either side represent her outreaching arms, ready to embrace every animal and person who enters.
Governor Dannel P. Malloy presented the deed for approximately 34.44 acres of land in Newtown to the Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation, Inc. during bill signing of Special Act 14-13, facilitating the transfer of the state-owned land for the creation of an animal sanctuary and wildlife preserve.
Each day, we get one step closer to making Catherine’s dream a reality thanks to the generosity of so many. Through corporate sponsors, pro-bono services and in-kind donations, we have raised the bar in animal welfare and become the highly respected and top-rated organization that we are today. If you would like to offer your services or explore ways in which your business could enter into a charitable partnership with the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary, please contact us at [email protected].