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All the Creature Comforts with the SASF

by AVENUE insider Photographed by Jared Siskin/PMC
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
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Who says animal rights can’t be fun? Last Sunday, the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation (SASF) showed that a few critters only make the party better at the annual “A Taste of Wine” gala. Held at the Southampton Historical Museum, and hosted by Board President Jonathan McCann and honorary chair Jean Shafiroff, the evening was a barking good time. Guests sipped on wine from Bottle Hampton, Martha Clara Vineyards, Herbert and Rist, Raphael Vineyards and Fiol Prosecco, ate vegetarian hors d’oeuvre from Schmdit Bros Produce and played with animals up for adoption, including a litter of kittens and three adorable little chihuahuas named Bruiser, Buster and Annie


But for all the merriment, nobody forgot why they were there. “Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation relies solely upon donations from the public. The wellbeing of our homeless animals is the result of your generosity and support,” said McCann. “The need to find homes for the ‘long term’ dogs who are just as capable of offering unconditional love as the puppies that you are meeting today.”


Attendees included Ellen and Chuck Scarborough, Southampton Mayor Mark Epley and his wife MarianneCornelia Bregman, Wendy Diamond, Victor de Souza, Barbara McEntee, Kate McEntee, Brigid Fitzgerald, Dawne Marie Grannum, Dr. and Mrs. Steven Greenberg, Sara Johnson Kaplan, Unconditional Love Gala Co-Chair Michael Katz, Raya and Cliff Knight, Aniik Libby, Dolly Lenz, Dr. Teresa Meekins, Susan Allen, William Nicolai, Rodney O’Connor and Valerie Rooks, SASF Executive Director Jerry Rosenthal and his wife Cionna Rosenthal, Diane Rulnik, Elizabeth Shafiroff, Martin Shafiroff, Dr. Steven Schutzer and Wendy Wegner.




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