A two-year joint effort between The Animal Center in Newtown and the Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation led to the formation of the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary. With the mission and goals of the sanctuary now established, The Animal Center announced on its website that the agency and the sanctuary will be individually pursuing their respective goals for the welfare of animals.
The animal sanctuary is named for one of the children killed at Sandy Hook School.
Last year, Connecticut transferred some state-owned land in Newtown to the non-profit for the sanctuary. The parcel of land is 34 acres.