A cryptocurrency charity has donated $50,000 to an animal sanctuary founded in the memory of a Sandy Hook victim. Pawthereum, a “decentralized, community-run charity” that converts digital currency into dollars to benefit shelters and other animal welfare organizations, announced th donation to the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary on the ninth anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook School. The donation will go toward the Senior Paw Project, an outreach for elderly individuals who face difficulty caring for their pets. The Senior Paw Project operates in 12 towns and has helped provide veterinary care and 250,000 meals for pets in need. The program could be expanded to 10 additional towns through this donation. The 34-acre animal sanctuary on Old Farm Road, has been running wildlife education programs and family-themed events and will offer veterinary care, animal boarding and hands-on events for the public when it’s built. Pawthereum Community Charity Coordinator Matthew Courchene-Roy, whose family has roots in Newtown, donated an additional $25,000 to the animal sanctuary.