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SASF 5th annual unconditional love dinner dance

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation started as the Southampton Animal Shelter, until in January 2010 when budget cuts happened and the town was forced to eliminate it. Now, it’s a foundation with passionate advocates working for a heartwarming cause.

The SASF’s mission is to provide welfare for the number of homeless animals, which is steadily growing, and to in turn place them in permanent caring homes. The foundation focuses on the homeless animals in the East End’s 22 towns but it doesn’t stop there. It saves dogs from “kill shelters” across the world and has partnered with No More Tears Rescue to save adult dogs from puppy mills.

Each year the foundation hosts an unconditional love dinner dance to raise money to continue its work. This year’s event took place at a private home in Southampton this past Saturday.

Georgina Bloomberg was honored at the event for all of her hard work with animal advocacy. The young professional equestrienne works with animals, mostly horses, for a living. No questions why she was chosen to be honored.

Animal lover, SASF adopter and former Bond girl Rachel Grant was a special guest, seemingly appropriate since the night was James Bond-themed intrigue. Grant played Peaceful Fountains of Desire in Die Another Day.

To go along with the secret agent theme was a top secret location. It was a ticket-only event for ticketholder eyes only and all proceeds benefited the animal shelter. Event chairwoman Jean Shafiroff, SASF board president Jonathan McCann and maestro Alex Donner were excited to welcome everyone to the event and entertain with food and music. Robbins Wolfe was the caterer.

Photos by ©PatrickMcMullan.



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