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Over the course of this year, we have had the privilege of watching so much beauty unfold for the CVH Animal Sanctuary. We have witnessed hands and hearts united in breathing life into a forgotten barn - a place that will one day house rescued farm animals. We have watched as the property's restored meadows and tree lines are warmed by the sun instead of choking in overgrowth. With the launch of our Senior Paw Project, we felt the joy and saw the smiles of humans and animals as both found friendship and purpose. Time and time again, we have been immersed in the love and laughter of community coming together at the Butterfly Party and our "Sundays at the Sanctuary" events. And at the heart of it all, sitting among the butterflies under the Sanctuary's pavilion, we hear Catherine's delight and gentle whisper assuring her creature friends that we are kind - just as she promised.

We are grateful for the light of so many, for the privilege of creating this Sanctuary and for your help in keeping our promise to Catherine - to live as she lived, to love as she loved and to create a place where all will know that humans are kind and they are safe.

Sincerely,
Jenny & Matt Hubbard

Jenny's latest blog: The "Then"
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Over 300 people settled the Sanctuary property and its creatures in for winter as we made bird feeders and bunny bungalows, chucked pumpkins into fields for winter food, toured the trails, took hayrides, built fairy and gnome homes, learned about waterfowl, created animal art and spent quality time outdoors with family and friends!
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Thank you to everyone who supported the Sanctuary during this year's Giving Tuesday! The "Furry Throwdown" was a huge success, raising over $4,000 for our Senior Paw Project. All funds go directly to senior animals in need of vet care, foster homes, food and supplies. We couldn't have done it without you!
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We were so honored to present an award to Ruthie, ASPCA's "Dog of the Year" at this year's Humane Awards Luncheon in New York City. Therapy dogs like Ruthie have helped our family and so many others through their gentle spirit.
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Upcoming FREE Workshops:

January 29th - Dog Days of Winter
Learn the fundamentals of keeping your dog healthy and what to expect at a veterinary exam with our Vet 101 workshop, along with basic dog training, adoptables, crafts and all things dogs.

February 26th - Backyard Bird Count
Join our Backyard Bird Count with Cornell's Citizens Science Project. This program will offer opportunities to learn tracking and nesting habits, as well as educating participants on ways to support these creatures during the winter to spring transition. Participants will also have the opportunity to build a birdhouse.

March 26th - Rabbit and Chicken Care 101
Spring bunnies and chicks will inevitably become rabbits and chickens with unique needs and care requirements. Learn how to properly care for rabbits and chickens.
Welcome Gretchen Carlson and Stephanie Mattera

We are honored to welcome the newest members of the CVH Foundation Board of Directors. Gretchen and Stephanie have been loyal supporters of the Sanctuary since the beginning and we are so grateful for their continued service to Catherine's dream.

Holiday Shopping

Looking for holiday gift ideas that help a great cause? The Sanctuary Shop is a great place for holiday swaps, stocking stuffers or teacher gifts! Or consider supporting the CVH Foundation through Amazon Smile when making on-line purchases.

Children's Advisory Board

In 2017, the CVH Sanctuary Children's Advisory Board will be expanding across the country! Thanks to these amazing and compassionate young people, Catherine's mission will continue to be championed and upheld through their voice.

Company Matches

Did you know that your donation to the Sanctuary could be matched by your company? In order to promote employee giving, many corporations will match your donation dollar for dollar, making your generous gift go twice as far.

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