A 6-year old who would ask animals to tell their friends that she is kind is being honored by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, PETA. Catherine Hubbard's name is being added to a memorial garden monument.
PETA says it's honoring the girl who was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School for her thoughtful, introspective hope that all animals would feel welcome and safe with her.
To honor Catherine, PETA is inscribing a leaf on the Tree of Life monument at its Norfolk, Virginia, headquarters:
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
CATHERINE VIOLET HUBBARD
FRIEND TO ALL ANIMALS
Catherine loved to have butterflies land on her. Her parents are asking that donations in Catherine's honor be made to The Animal Center in Newtown, an organization that rescues homeless animals and provides them with foster care. The money will be used to build the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary, where children can visit and learn about animals rescued from abusive situations.