Therapy Dog Walk-a-Thon returns

Newtown Kindness will host its second annual Therapy/Comfort Dog Walk-a-Thon to celebrate the first-year program results of the multi-faceted Charlotte’s Litter Program. 

At the event, attendees will learn more about Charlotte’s Litter initiatives, the various benefits of animal-assisted therapy and K9 first responders, and two new book publications about Newtown’s experience with therapy and comfort dogs.

The Walk-a-Thon will be held on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Sea Bluff Beach in West Haven. Parking will be available for the event. Registration is free, and donations are welcome.

For more information, FAQs and to register for the Walk-a-Thon, visit:

To sponsor a walker/therapy dog, visit the Charlotte’s Litter CrowdRise page at

Newtown Kindness is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded subsequent to the tragedy at the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012 in an effort to encourage, facilitate and recognize the value of kindness. The organization’s mission is to promote kindness as a guiding principle of humanity. For updated news on Newtown Kindness and Charlotte’s Litter, visit: or and

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