- Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 9:53 am
Since being deeded 34.4 acres of property nearby the Newtown Park and Bark dog park and The Brian J. Silverlieb Animal Control Center in September 2014, plans for The Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary (CVHAS) have continued to develop, said Jennifer Hubbard.
The CVHAS is the focus of The Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation, which was created in memory of Catherine Hubbard, one of 20 first graders killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School, December 14, 2012. Catherine was the daughter of Jennifer and Matthew Hubbard.
- Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 8:37 am
The Animal Center announced April 1 a separation from the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary, a joint effort of The Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation and the local animal rescue organization.
Catherine Violet Hubbard, the daughter of Jennifer and Matthew Hubbard, was one of 20 children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on 12/14.
- Monday, November 3, 2014
To the Editor:
On behalf of The Animal Center of Newtown, we thank Caraluzzi's for hosting the recent cat food drive at their Queen Street location.
Generous donations from customers help feed the many cats assisted through our program. Thank you once again for showing support!
Volunteer Food Drive Coordinator
- Thursday, October 23, 2014
A rough path at the end of Old Farm Road leads to the top of a hill overlooking a property filled with beds of past-season goldenrod, milkweed pods exuding feathery seeds, and waist-high grasses. Jenny Hubbard, Monica Roberto, and Harmony Verna pause there. They are looking beyond the overgrown brush to a vision they have held close to their hearts for the last year and a half.
- Monday, March 10, 2014
To the Editor:
On behalf of The Animal Center of Newtown, we wish to thank Caraluzzi's and manager Jeremiah Gentry for hosting a two-week cat food drive at the store. The event was a success due to the many donations of canned and dry food from Caraluzzi's customers.
Thank you to all ! It really does make a difference, and we appreciate the support. Look for the next cat food drive in October.
- Thursday, March 6, 2014
UPDATE: This story has been updated to include Ben’s Bells Newtown and The Resiliency Center of Newtown, which will also benefit from Fairfield County Giving Day. The story has also been updated to indicate the correct number of Newtown-based groups that will benefit from the 24 hours of online donations.
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Every hour of March 7 could prove to be beneficial for area non-profits.
- Friday, January 24, 2014
While some animals may bask in a bitter winter day, others would tell their owners how cold they are, if they could.
Canine Advocates of Newtown President Virginia Jess agrees that some dogs may love the cold, “but not all,” she said. She has noticed her own dog’s discomfort. Of her 40-pound sheltie-collie mix, she said, “I know that when we walk our dog in the snow, she would pick up her feet and I would wipe them off, the salt gets in there.” She also warns, “Animals can get frostbite, too.”
- Monday, October 7, 2013
Your Healthy Pet, at 224 South Main Street, will host The Animal Center’s next cat/kitten adoption event on Saturday, October 19, from noon to 2 pm.
To view The Animal Center’s current cats and kittens available for adoption in advance of the event, visit theanimalcenter.org/adopt.htm.
To adopt, learn about volunteer opportunities, or donate cat related items, stop by Your Healthy Pet on October 19.
- Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 4:41 pm
To the Editor:
On behalf of The Animal Center of Newtown, we wish to thank Caraluzzi's management for generously holding an extended cat food drive during September. The event was a success due to the many donations of canned and dry food from Caraluzzi's customers.
Thank you to all ! It really does make a difference, and we appreciate the support.
- Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The Animal Center of Newtown will host a Spring Adoption Event for Dogs on Saturday, April 20.
The event will be at Your Healthy Pet, 224 South Main Street, and will run from 10 am until 1 pm. The center has a larger than average number of puppies who need a new home this season. Organizers expect to have up to 18 adoptable dogs.
For additional information contact The Animal Center at 203-270-0228. For information on Saturday, Your Healthy Pet can be reached at 203-270-7387.