Inside The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation’s Unconditional Love Gala

At a beautiful private waterfront residence on Gin Lane in Southampton, The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation (SASF) held its 6th Annual Unconditional Love Gala on Saturday, July 18th.

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Gala chair Jean Shafiroff and Board President Jonathan McCann hosted this year’s sold out, Great Gatsby themed event, which honored Leslie Alexander & Liz Brown, Brigid Fitzgerald and Michael Katz and Domenic J. Marino, DVM, DACVS. Beth Ostrosky Stern came out to support Mrs. Shafiroff and the Shelter, along with Southampton Mayor Mark Epley, Anna Throne Holst, John Catsimatidis and more. Honorary Corporate Chairs for the Unconditional Love Gala included Ferguson Cohen, LLP and Sequin Jewelry.

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The superstars of the night were the cutest kittens and puppies, seven adult and baby Chihuahuas and an adorable bulldog mix that were all up for adoption. Proceeds raised from the Unconditional Love Gala help SASF to continue to care for over 1,200 homeless animals per year as well as to support the SASF’s work with No More Tears Rescue, which rehabilitate and finds homes for adult dogs rescued from puppy mills, The Humane Society of Northwest Georgia, which takes in dogs on death-row and finds them permanent homes, and last, but not least, the ASPCA, which saves dogs from cruelty and disaster situations.

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The Shelter also runs programs that help special needs children, along with educating, mentoring and implementing SASF’s “Playing For Life” program, created by the SASF’s former Training & Behavior Director, Aimee Sadler, which is currently in 100 shelters and highlighted at the major animal conferences throughout the U.S.

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