Six-year-old Catherine Violet Hubbard was kind. A lover of all animals, she always made it a point to show them extraordinary compassion. Whether she was gently cradling an insect in her palm, or squeezing a furry friend in a full-bodied hug. Catherine wanted them to know that they could trust her and that she would keep them safe from harm. She said that when she grew up, she was going to take care of the animals, even creating her own business cards for “Catherine’s Animal Shelter,” with the self-appointed title of “Care Taker.”
Tragically, on December 14, 2012 Catherine’s life ended at Sandy Hook Elementary School – cutting short a young girl’s dream before it could become a reality.
In honor of Catherine’s memory and her crusade of compassion, the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary is being created in Newtown, CT – a place of peace and inspiration where all creatures will know they are safe and that people are kind, just as Catherine would have wanted. The mission of the animal sanctuary is to enrich the lives of all beings by promoting compassion and acceptance through Catherine’s passions: a wonder for the outdoors, a sense of discovery and caring for animals.
Earth Animal deeply understands this mission and looks to support the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary in many different ways. This holiday season Earth Animal has created a 2019 calendar where 100% of the proceeds will go back to the animal sanctuary.