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June 11th,  2022 the date of Catherine's Butterfly Party was extra special this year as it took place after a two year hiatus due to Covid.  The Butterfly Party celebrated the life of Catherine Hubbard, a passionate animal lover who lost her life during the Sandy Hook tragedy. The party highlighted the Catherine Hubbard Animal Sanctuary current programs, and initiatives. Also highlighted was the future sanctuary construction of the state-of-the- art veterinary intake facility, also featuring a  library, and education center offering animal and nature programming for the public.

25 animal rescue groups came from all over Connecticut and New York, including the ASPCA, Gimme Shelter, Long Island Bulldog Rescue, the North Shore Animal League, Animal Welfare Society and more came to feature over 200 adoptable animals.

The four hour event broke all attendance records with 10,000 people, 50 animals adopted, and 100 adoption applications pending approval. Wow!

In addition to these major animal rescue organizations, The Rider’s Closet, a charitable venture founded by philanthropist and professional equestrian Georgina Bloomberg and now a program of the EQUUS Foundation, was on site accepting donations of new and gently used riding apparel for those in need.

This year’s animal rescue and shelter partners included:

ASPCA Adoption Center, Gimme Shelter, Best Friends Animal Society, SNARR Northeast, A New Chance, Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue, BeFreegle Foundation, Long Island Bulldog Rescue, Sammy’s Stray Rescue, BeCAUSE 4 Paws, Brass City Rescue Alliance, Danbury Animal Welfare Society, Happily Furever After Rescue, House Rabbit Connection, Rising Starr Horse Rescue, Companion Pet Rescue, A New Chance Animal Rescue, ROAR, ARK Charities, CT Parrot Rescue, New Fairfield/Sherman Animal Welfare, Bridgeport Cat Rescue, Perfect Imperfections, Boomer's Best Buddies Rescue, Adopt A Dog and, Pet Rescue, NY and Animal Welfare Society.

Personalities included Connoisseur Media’s WEZN-FM Star 99.9 and live music from LaFrance Acoustic • Live K-9 demonstrations • Educational seminars and demonstrations by: Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory; Animal Embassy; Audubon at Bent of the River; CT Audubon Society of Fairfield; Wildlife in Crisis; Horizon Wings Raptor Rehabilitation & Education and more • “Ask the Vet” Veterinary Care Everywhere • Butterfly photo booths, food trucks, free face painting and temporary tattoos.

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