July 29, 2020

Newtown, CT Animal Sanctuary Celebrates Human-Animal Bond with #highfiveforpaws Challenge

The Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary in Newtown, CT, is inviting people to celebrate their favorite animals one high five at a time through the #HighFiveForPaws challenge.

The #HighFiveForPaws challenge celebrates the unconditional human-animal bond like the one between Catherine and her dog, Sammy. Jenny Hubbard, sanctuary Executive Director and Catherine’s mother, remembers their bond well. “My daughter graced this earth for only six short years, but in that time, she was committed to showing animals profound kindness. She loved nothing more than sharing a squeeze or a loving word with her beloved furry friends. It is our mission at the sanctuary to enrich the lives of all beings by promoting compassion and acceptance. By honoring the bond between humans, animals and the environment, we’re creating a kinder and gentler world for all, just as she would have wanted.”

The CVH Animal Sanctuary honors the memory of 6-year-old Catherine, a kind and compassionate animal lover who lost her life at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. To continue her crusade of compassion, the sanctuary is being created in Newtown, CT – a place where all creatures will know they are safe and people are kind.

In an uncertain world, it’s a perfect chance to come together and show the ones who love unconditionally the same appreciation. Simply post on social media a photo or video of you sharing a precious moment with your furry or not so furry friends, tag #HighFiveForPaws and nominate five friends to do the same.

To learn more about the sanctuary, click here.

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