The Latest News from the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary
We've become comfortable with the fact that just as we settle into a season, a new one inevitably presents itself. However, autumn especially seems to emerge from out of nowhere, landing squarely with hopeful anticipation of the "new". This year, it struck as ironic. For as Mother Earth slowly transitions from blistering sun into long winter days, the sanctuary is busier than ever. Volunteers are flocking to the property to assist in corporate and student workdays, "Sundays at the Sanctuary" are in full gear and our education team is hard at work in the school classrooms. While the leaves change and fall to the ground, we're bursting forth with action and inspiration.

This December, we will mark five years since the passing of our Catherine. While our hearts long for what could have been, we are determined to remain focused on realizing our daughter's dream and being her voice as we create a place where all will know kindness, compassion and acceptance - just as she would have wanted. Thank you for the continued love and support... we couldn't create this dream without you.

Jenny & Matt Hubbard

Read Jenny's latest blog: Time Make a Gift
Wildlife rescue and rehabilitation is one the most important facets of animal welfare and yet, the most underserved. That is why we are so thrilled to be working with Lisa Ann Dickal, state licensed wildlife rehabilitator who is volunteering her time and expertise to help the sanctuary.
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Sanctuary Book Worms is a book club that explores animals and those who love them. Selections represent Catherine’s favorite themes – ones that would captivate her heart and transport her to a kinder world. AND Katherine Applegate, author of The One and Only Ivan, will be joining our first meeting!
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The CVH Animal Sanctuary is now a registered Monarch Waystation! Whether protecting fragile habitats, promoting backyard bird counting or helping amphibians get to their breeding pools, we're helping the natural world while teaching others how to become Citizen Science volunteers.
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Thank you for making this year's Catherine Violet Hubbard Memorial Golf Tournament an extraordinary event and the sanctuary's leading fundraiser! This year, over 300 people attended, raising over $55,000 in one afternoon.

Looking to volunteer with the Sanctuary? Quarterly volunteer orientations are being offered for local residents and students. Email info@cvhfoundation.org for more details. Not from the area but still want to help? Learn more here.
Fall "Sundays at the Sanctuary" - Join us for these upcoming FREE workshops designed for the whole family:

October 29: Not So Spooky Anymore
Take a look into the world of bees and wind power! Experts will cover backyard bee keeping and the importance of bees to the natural world. Then, kids of all ages will enjoy a range of hands-on activities introducing them to the exciting power of wind.

November 26: Settling In
As nature prepares for winter at the sanctuary, we'll learn all about hibernation, food storage, migration and how animals survive the winter. Participants will be busy building bird feeders, chuckin' pumpkins for wildlife, creating edible tree decorations, enjoying hayrides and staying warm with hot chocolate and baked goods.
Did you know you can support the sanctuary just by doing your normal shopping? Through Amazon Smile, just select Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation as your charity of choice and a percentage of your purchase will be donated at no cost to you. Also, shopping for pet supplies? Every time a new visitor makes a pet food purchase through the link chewy.com/rp/5473, the Sanctuary gets $20!
"A friend and I had a wonderful ride on the Trail of Angels at the sanctuary property the other day. The trails are so nice with excellent footing through the woods and great fields to canter around. We put our horses in one of the paddocks and had a nice picnic lunch. Thank you so much for making this trail available to equestrians! I've lived in Newtown for over 30 years and it makes my heart feel good to see this beauty come out of a horrible tragedy."
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