- Thursday, November 20, 2014
The Kids Lend A Paw (KLAP)’s fourth annual dog walk was held Saturday, November 1, to raise money for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).
According to Newtown Middle School seventh grader Maddie Stites, who began organizing the event after being inspired by the ASPCA, which rescued her family’s three dogs — Merry, Sunny, and Chloe — the walk went as well as possible considering pouring rain and cold temperatures.
- Wednesday, October 29, 2014
For the fourth year, the Kids Lend A Paw (KLAP) dog walk will be held at Fairfield Hills to support the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) of Connecticut. This year’s event is planned for Saturday, November 1. It will begin at 11:30 am.
Newtown Middle School seventh grader Maddie Stites began organizing the event after being inspired by the ASPCA, which rescued her family’s three dogs — Merry, Sunny, and Chloe.
- 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.”
- Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 4:21 pm
In this drawing rendered by PH Architects, the entrance to the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary would consist of a central entrance topped by red terra cotta tiles — the color of Catherine’s hair — and curved “arms” ending in a Welcome Center at one end of the plaza and an animal care center at the other. The Hubbard family continues to seek the donation of property on which to build the sanctuary honoring Catherine, who died 12/14.