The parents of a girl killed at Sandy Hook School are continuing work on an animal sanctuary to honor her legacy. The Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary will be built on 34 acres in the center of Newtown.
Jenny Hubbard spoke yesterday about raising the money for the first phase of construction. She says it's numbing that Catherine has now been gone for as long as she was alive. Hubbard says her daughter had a gentle and innate kindness, as well as a love of all creatures.
After her death, the Hubbards asked for donations to animal rescue groups, who then said a sanctuary is a place of healing for animals, but also for people to see their own beauty through the eyes of the animals they are caring for. Jenny says that was the crux of honoring Catherine's legacy with an animal sanctuary.
The Foundation needs to raise $6 million to construct the main educational building and the veterinary intake center. They so far have raised $2 million. Jenny Hubbard says they are truly humbled by the outpouring of support and generosity of people, corporations and the state for granting the land to their Foundation.