The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation hosted the “Dog Days of Summer” Party at addō in Sag Harbor, along with Stella Flame and Vinkara Vineyards, as a pre-party for their seventh annual Unconditional Love Dinner Dance Gala on Saturday, July 16th.
The Gala’s Chair Jean Shafiroff, Board President Jonathan McCann, and the Shelter’s Director of Marketing Kate McEntee welcomed guests including Jill Rappaport, Susan Allen, Dan Gasby, Lori Snyder, Renee Schlather Barbara McEntee, Dr. Jennifer Jablow and Jordan Lippner, who shopped Stella Flame’s summer jewelry collection. A percentage of sales from all purchases were donated to the Southampton Animal Shelter to aid the Foundation’s mission of finding homes for animals in need.
Shafiroff thanked attendees for their support, saying, “Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation is vitally important to the well being of our homeless animals. We are a no-kill shelter, ranked in the top 10 percent of animal shelters in the country.” She also noted that the shelter “relies on private donations to continue our operations.”
In addition to shopping for jewelry and sampling Turkish wine, guests were able to play with the adorable dogs up for adoption. Twelve found new homes as a result of the event.
All of the evening’s proceeds went directly to SASF initiatives, such as its low-cost spay/neuter mobile van (granted by the ASPCA), efforts to rescue animals in puppy mills, and the daily care of the rescues within the shelter. Funds raised also benefited the shelter’s various programs that help special needs children, along with educating, mentoring and implementing SASF’s “Playing For Life,” an internationally recognized training program for shelter dogs, which is currently in over 40 shelters and a success story highlighted at major animal conferences throughout the U.S.
The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation will hold its Seventh Annual Unconditional Love Gala on Saturday, July 16 with cocktails at 6:30pm and dinner at 7:30pm. Tickets begin at $1,000 and can be purchased by contacting Adrienne Walter by phone at 631-488-8000 or by visiting www.southamptonanimalshelter.com.