|Host Committee – Antonella Bertello, Amy Cosman, Missy Hargraves, Sharon Kerr, and Randi Schatz
Junior Chair – Kate McEntee
Junior Co-Chairs – Kingsley Crawford, Jenny Dwork, and Merritt Piro
Emcee – Gregory D’Elia
The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation will host its 10th Annual Unconditional Love Dinner Dance on Saturday, July 20th, 2019. The event will take place under the tents at Wickapogue and Old Town Roads in Southampton, NY – starting with a cocktail hour at 6:30pm, followed by dinner and dancing. Entertainment will be provided by Elan Artists’ Nation with dinner catered by Stone Creek Inn. A live auction will feature fabulous items that include packages for five-star European hotels, group golf outings at the East End’s most prestigious golf courses, and more.
The Event Chair is Jean Shafiroff and the Honoree will be Aimee Sadler, Founder & CEO of Dogs Playing for Life. The event’s Host Committee includes: Antonella Bertello, Amy Cosman, Missy Hargraves, Sharon Kerr, and Randi Schatz. The Junior Chair is Kate McEntee, and Junior Co-Chairs include: Kingsley Crawford, Jenny Dwork, and Merritt Piro. This year’s Media Sponsor is Hamptons Magazine. Gregory D’Elia will be emceeing the event.
Proceeds from the event directly support the more than 5,000 animals who enter the shelter’s doors each year. Whether caring and finding homes for stray and abandoned animals to providing low cost veterinary care and dog training so that animals can remain in their home, the Southampton Animal Shelter has become a vital resource in their community. With the generous support of donors, they can continue to provide lifesaving programs and services.
Individual tickets for the gala are $1,000, with a limited amount at $500. Junior tickets (for under 35) are $300.
The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation is unique on the East End, taking in animals from all 7 villages and 18 hamlets in the Township. With its “open admissions” policy, it accepts all animals – no matter what breed, physical or medical condition, special needs, or what age. The shelter also takes in animals from neighboring towns and beyond. Shelter services are broad-based. It provides low-cost, mobile veterinary services throughout the region. Plus, it conducts educational classes in local schools on humane animal care. The Southampton Animal Shelter is the true “community” shelter on the East End.
Most significantly, the shelter’s Medical Services and the Behavior & Training program are unsurpassed. These, along with the professionalism and “match-making skills” of the Adoption Department, are the key to the shelter’s extraordinary adoption rate of 96%. Shelter staff, and its fabulous volunteers, make sure that no animal is left behind.
WHEN: Saturday, July 20th, 2019
6:30pm – Cocktails
7:30pm – Dinner followed by dancing
10:30pm – Event ends
WHERE: Wickapogue and Old Town Roads
Southampton, NY 11968
The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that relies on the generosity of their donors and volunteers to care to for the homeless animals in its community, and to place them in loving “forever homes.” The number of animals in need of help is growing every day. The overpopulation of pets on Long Island is a major issue and sadly more amazing animals are ending up homeless. Whether caring for strays found wandering the streets, rescuing neglected and abandoned animals, or saving dogs from the horrors of the puppy mill industry, the shelter is a safe haven for all animals and for some, a last resort. Without SASF, these animals would not be able to survive. The shelter provides a steppingstone for animals to find a loving home. It offers them housing, food, medical treatment, training, and rehabilitation when necessary.
Southampton Animal Shelter
102 Old Riverhead Rd West,
Hampton Bays, NY 11946