Jean Shafiroff kicks off Memorial Day Weekend with fundraiser in support of the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation

Jean Shafiroff. Credit: Patrick McMullan

Our favorite philanthropist, Jean Shafiroff hosted a special fundraiser for the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation (SASF) at NAIA Restaurant at the Capri Hotel in Southampton, NY.

Approximately 150 guests came together to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend, the community’s animal shelter and all their hard work for homeless animals. The funds raised from the event was good start to the charity season the returning Unconditional Love Gala approaches later this summer.

Notable attendees included: Jean Shafiroff (Host and Underwriter), Martin Shafiroff, US Rep. Carolyn Maloney, NYS Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright, Henry Buhl, Bill McCuddy, Robin Leacock, Kate McEntee (SASF), Nathania Nisonson, James Marzigliano, Kingsley Crawford, Missy Hargraves, Joe Sprague (Executive Director), Beau Hulse, Beatrix Barash (SASF), Renee and Dale Schlather, Amy and Marion Piro, Yubal Marquez Fleites, Mar and William Morosse, Michael Pistanos, Lee Fryd, Michael Henry Adams, and Ray Paul.

Rebecca Seawright, Jean Shafiroff, Carolyn Maloney. Credit: Patrick McMullan

The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation would like to thank Jean Shafiroff for underwriting the event; Micheal Pitsinos owner of NAIA restaurant, the Capri Hotel, and auctioneer Bill McCuddy who donated his services to be auctioneer to raise funds. While she could not attend the event, a very special thanks also goes out to Ingrid Arneverg who was a special donor for the event.

The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation (SASF) has continued their efforts to raise funds and awareness for homeless animals, and the Annual Unconditional Love Gala, happening Saturday, August 21, 2021 in Southampton NY, will help them reach new goals. The SASF relies heavily on the funds generated by the Gala to care for their shelter animals.

Yubal Marquez Fleites, Katie McEntee, Tony Ross. Credit: Patrick McMullan

They not only take in community pets but also partner with other rescues, located on Long Island and areas in the South including Puerto Rico, to save animals that are in dire situations. Oftentimes, the SASF shelter is their last resort.

This past year, the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation found homes for over 800 animals and provided the community with necessary resources like their Wellness Clinic, Advo-Cats Program, low-cost spay/neuter mobile clinic, as well as other community outreach programs. These services help pet owners who fall on hard times keep their animals with them and out of the shelters.

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