Newtown's Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary and Local Pet Adopter Celebrated by Petco Love

Brookfield, Connecticut (December 16, 2021) – Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary was surprised with a $10,000 check from Petco Love during a celebration at Petco on Thursday, all thanks to a story submitted by local resident Judy Thomas in the Petco Love Stories campaign.  Judy’s heartwarming story of how her adopted dog changed her life was selected as one of 100 Love Stories winners from across the country this year.

“These powerful Love Stories reflect the importance of pets in our lives. Whether the best or worst of times, the love of pets can change everything,” said Petco Love President, Susanne Kogut. “Reading these touching tales strengthens our resolve to create a world where every shelter pet finds a loving family, and no pet is unnecessarily euthanized. This year, we are proud to award more than $1 million to further empower lifesaving organizations, like Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary, that work tirelessly to save pet lives.”

Winning Story Background: Judy’s son Lyle was looking for purpose, and a dog named PeeWee was looking for a loving family. Together, they each found love, care, and companionship.

Since 2013, more than 20,000 adopters have shared how their pets have changed their lives in the annual campaign, with Petco Love granting nearly $7 million to the hardworking animal welfare organizations making these adoption matches possible. For more, visit petcolove.org/lovestories.

*Image courtesy Petco Love


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