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The Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation's 2nd annual gala earlier this month raised more than $438,000.  It was held at a private horse farm in Newtown and celebrated Catherine's love for animals and kindness for all beings.  The animal sanctuary will feature educational programs and environmental initiatives for animals and people alike.

A Wilton-based pet food company donated $250,000 for the creation of the “Blue Buffalo Reception Area” in the sanctuary’s future veterinary intake center.  Williams Architectural Millwork of Newtown promised to donate all millwork fabrication labor for Catherine’s Library, in the new building.

The inaugural Catherine Violet Hubbard Kindness Award was also presented at the gala.  Dr. Jane Goodall, world-renowned primatologist, said during a video acceptance speech, that she supports the sanctuary’s mission and the common goal of compassion for all living creatures.

20 sugar maple trees at the event were transported and planted at the sanctuary property, their new forever home.

The the main building will host educational classes.  On site programming right now is held in tents and is weather-dependent.  The veterinary intake facility will be shared with local rescue groups.

All of the approvals in place for phase one.

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